A Heart Position That Will Bring Honor and Favor- A Word by Daneen Bottler
As the Lord gives us favor and honor, we will find ourselves seated at the
table of kings, queens and many noble men and women of the Kingdom of God.
Before we are seated at that table, we must first learn to manage our
appetites, otherwise we can easily be overcome by the glory and splendor
they carry or partake in and crave it for ourselves outside of the
appointed time. The heart posture of self-control will lead you onto the
path of humility and the fear of the Lord.
People who have not cultivated self-control and don’t manage their
appetites, are always trying to push themselves into places of authority
without walking through the processes that are necessary to carry it.
Beloved, we can’t shortcut the process of “becoming” like Christ. We must
willingly surrender to the process of being stretched and transfigured into
His likeness in order to walk in the same authority He did. The enemy would
like nothing more than for us to be so out of control that we decide out of
a place of pride, to launch ourselves into a counterfeit place of
authority, instead of waiting for the Lord to launch us at the appointed
time. If we take it upon ourselves to “make it happen”, the weight of what
we are craving without the character and capacity to walk in it, will crush
This is partly why self-control is so important. When we begin to mature as
a sons and daughters of God, we become aware of who God is for us and
focused on becoming as He is. We learn to trust the Lord’s timing and
realize that we don’t want to crave for anything but Him and what He has
for us; not favor, wealth, position, authority; nothing outside of the
Lord’s appointed time or plans. If we try and “make it happen”, when we
force it, we are then required to work and maintain the place that we chose
to seat ourselves. Instead, if we allow the Lord to prepare the table
before us, it will be abundantly beyond what we can hope, ask or currently
Beloved, favor comes by first being captivated by Jesus, not by men or the
things of this world. Let the Lord promote you, for in that place their is
no sorrow added. As your heart has learned to seek first Him and his
Kingdom, the appointed time will come and the Lord will promote you and
bring you into the realms of authority you are called to walk in. As you
enter into each realm of authority He places you in, it will be with joy,
gladness and thanksgiving knowing that the Lord has set you there and that
it is His purposes and His Kingdom that will be established through you in
Proverbs 23:1-3 NKJV
“When you sit down to eat with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before
you; And put a knife to your throat If you are a man given to appetite. Do
not desire his delicacies, For they are deceptive food.”
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Proverbs 15:33 NIV
“Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before
Your Promised Land Of Destiny!
A Word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, $75, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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