“There shall be enlargement and deliverance arise..”
excerpt from the “Spirit Filled Believer’s” Daily Devotional
“In this verse, the Lord promises us not only a deliverance from every dilemma, but also an enlargement in our particular calling and station in life….
- deliverance or liberation of a person from a temporary state of confinement, followed by…
- enlargement or expansion of his/her sphere of influence.
We see this sequence in the life of David. In his youth as a shepherd he slays a marauding bear. Reports of this incident reach his family. Next he overcomes a lion which is attacking the flock of sheep…news of this exploit reaches the shepherds.
Next David faces the giant, Goliath. He draws upon his past experiences to declare openly: ‘The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the bear and the lion will deliver me from the hand of this uncircumcised Philistine.’ Again David’s enlargement grows. This time to the whole Israelite army. The Lord then rescues David from the hand of King Saul, enlarging his reputation in all of Israel and from an insurrection lead by Absalom, and his sphere of influence reaches the nations.
Every time you faithfully trust the Lord for His deliverance, two things happen:
- He sets you free, and
- He enlarges your potential.
You will not stay in the same trying circumstances perpetually.
You will come out, and with expansion!”
Today’s devotional really hits home for me…
I’ve actually seen this play out in my own life.
With every obstacle I’ve faced, God’s brought me through it with ease…each time with more expansion, and more influence.
God has built my faith into a STRONG TOWER, one unbelievable miracle at a time.
Over the years I’ve come to find myself getting excited by the fact that each challenge I face seems more impossible than the LAST, because I know it’s putting me in the unique position of having a front row seat, to see what the Lord is going to do.
I know He’s going to come through in VICTORY….however, the exact way it will be accomplished often remains a mystery, until the moment it unfolds.
So I just stand in AWE of my Father in Heaven, releasing and decreeing what I already know to be true!
I can’t imaging living any other way…