Unless The LORD builds the house, those who labor, labor in vain.
No one likes to see their own work come to nothing. There are times when our response to His leading looks like we wasted our time, because we can’t see whether it was effective or not..
But The LORD is The LORD of the Harvest. He is also The LORD Who sees, and the God Who knows.
He sees every facet of the walk we possess, and our obedience to His Voice will bring the fruit we desire; whether it be a simple ‘Amen’, or just a knowing in your spirit, a powerful healing, or a miraculous move of God that shakes the very foundations of the believer’s walk.
He sends His Word for the outcomes that He knows will take place and many, many times they are just too profound for us to see it all.
But the day is coming when we will see the impact that He really did make through our obedience to Him.
To love Him is to obey Him.
To love Him is walk in His anointing that has been placed in your life.
To love Him is to act upon the vision He has given you.
To love Him is to love your neighbor and your family, and to be the example for those who are watching and listening to you.
Those who follow behind us, need to find us faithful to our calling. It is your footsteps they are seeing. It is your voice that may be the only voice that some others may listen to, or respond to.
Keep yourself humble in the responsibility The LORD has given you. It is in humility, and the fear of The LORD that you will find riches, honor and life.
To me this means “the Riches of His Kingdom, the Honor of His Presence, and the Life of His Dear Son.”
Our Righteous King is rich in Mercy to invite us just as we were into The Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and has given us The Keys to His Kingdom.
He has honored us far beyond anything we could ever deserve by calling us into the Holy of Holies to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. And, He has seated us in Heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
The life you now live, you live by Faith in the Son of God Who loves you, and gave Himself for you.
The time is coming, and we could even say that is now taking place, that the world will not listen to the Word of Life; that they will be lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.
But that is not how you will be described when you walk in obedience to your calling. Therefor trust in The LORD with all of your heart and do not lean upon your own understanding.
Acknowledge Him in everything you do and He will direct your path. He Who calls you is faithful, and He will do it.
~ Thomas Downes
Thomas Downes. Walking with The LORD for over 40 years, Thomas runs “The Voice of the Writer” a Prophetic Ministry. His purpose is to present the Word of God and the Love of God with the prophetic heart; the heart that desires to hear the Voice of The LORD, and present His Word for the encouragement of others.