. . . If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all . . .
Isaiah 7:9 (NIV)
As I look into the Spirit, I see a muddy swamp teeming with creatures. The creatures raise their heads above the water, snapping their teeth, to bite and devour. In the middle of this scene, there is an enormous grey, square concrete rock. I see you walking around the edge of the swamp, frightened, and disorientated by the aggression of the creatures. You look over at the rock. You know it is your place of safety.
Today the Lord declares: “This rock is my rhema word for you in this difficult time. Do not move in timidity and fear. Jump onto the rock; take a flying leap! You can always trust my rhema word. Notice the quickening of my spirit as the word takes root in your heart. Do not let doubt and fear speak louder than the truth. Grab hold of my word with both hands. My rhema word will not fail you!”
Activation: Spend time in my word every day. Write down the words that quicken your spirit. Keep the words at the forefront of your mind. Say them out loud as you walk through your day. When opposing thoughts attack your mind, tell them to leave. My words will become flesh as you make this daily discipline in my word a priority.
Hebrews 4:11-12 (NASB1995)
Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience. For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.