If you are not experiencing God's rest and His peace during this time you have strayed from purpose. At this time, I warn, urge and admonish you to get back to and remain focused on true purpose - getting to know Him more and winning souls into the kingdom like never before. Get your mind off provision, off visible challenges and on purpose - heaven's vision.
Phil 3:10 "That I may know him...
Acts 26:16-19 "But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee; To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me;... Paul said, "I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision."
Rev 2:2-5 "I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love (purpose). Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Titus 3:8 "This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men."
Focusing on this dual purpose - getting to know Him more and winning souls into the kingdom like never before - keeps God's anointing upon you and stress and false emotions off you. How can you truly experience God's peace when at some point and time your zeal stirred up your spirit-man and he was active in you...then when you slowed down He slowed down and slowly the anointing begin to vanish and old, false emotions and moods begin to re-appear.
The moment you get out of purpose it becomes very evident. The door to false emotions (emotions that take you from trusting God), financial focus and day to day operations can and will take toll on your body. Beware: When you are not fulfilling purpose on a daily basis eventually the grieving of your spirit will show up in physical sickness. Physical sickness may not be only apparent illness, but can simply be a confused, un-sound, disturbed mind. Close the door today and begin to trust God, study God's Word, meditate on God's Word, tell others about God's Word and rejoice knowing that your every need has been already met. Trust Him with every situation (I repeat...every situation) that you may be facing knowing that He will always release the victory/breakthrough you desire. Remember, it's all about timing...keeping His anointing (the presence of the Holy Spirit) upon you enables you to see the victory at the right time.
Ps 51:10-13 "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. (Back to purpose)
This is a reminder to FOCUS on purpose...provision will be released for whatever the need may be - it could simply be more of His peace. God is waiting for you to wait on Him. Be still. Stop rushing and moving fast throughout the day like the world. This is the time for you to truly rest and wait on God. Rest means that you are so confident in Him and trust solely in His Word that His peace that passes your understanding will overtake you. You should be experiencing His peace, He gave to you. Don't settle for less and don't let false emotions move you from His rest, His peace. The Holy Spirit wants to reveal more of God's heart to you.
Faith in Action (Practical steps you can follow to stay in purpose):
Pray in the Spirit (Double your prayer time in the Spirit. I beleive there is a 'catch-up' anointing that the Holy Spirit is releasing as you pray in the Spirit that will bring you back on God's timetable instantly!)
Be determined to know HIM even more
Embrace any quiet time (Don't always curl up and take a nap during this time).
Get wisdom. Read, study and meditate on God's Word like never before.
Say NO to the things and people - stop letting your time be consumed (stolen)
Release yourself from the need to know everything.
Win Souls!!!Tell others about the victory in Christ!!!
This is direction for 'daily victory' - now and for the years to come - not just for the remainder of the year or just for 2009. It's time out for us to stop looking and seeking for a word to get us over the hump. We need to know we are already over it and our daily experience of victory will come as we follow the simple steps God has placed before us. No more humps! Seek your daily victories now! They belong to you.