4 STEPS OUT!
The REAL SECRET to expansion and increase…not what you think.
David’s and Joseph’s pathway to promotion…
1. FAVOR put a PROPHETIC CALLING on Davids and Josephs life.
2. ANOINTING enabled them to do things they never could have done without Gods hand on them.
3. CONTRADICTION put iron into them.
4. ENLARGEMENT on the inside prepared them for promotion on the outside.
Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: THOU HAST ENLARGED ME WHEN I WAS IN DISTRESS
If it weren’t for life’s chisel and hammer there’d be no other way to liberate the happier, more authentic and more enlightened YOU from the marble.
George Matheson said: “And have not you and I a thousand times felt this to be true? It is written of Joseph in the dungeon that “the iron entered into his soul.” We all feel that what Joseph needed for his soul was just the iron. He had seen only the glitter of the gold. He had been rejoicing in youthful dreams; and dreaming hardens the heart. He who sheds tears over a romance will not be most apt to help reality; real sorrow will be too unpoetical for him. We need the iron to enlarge our nature. The gold is but a vision; the iron is an experience. The chain which unites me to humanity must be an iron chain. That touch of nature which makes the world akin is not joy, but sorrow; gold is partial, but iron is universal.”
YOUR LIMIT IS YOUR ENLARGEMENT!
“Joseph’s dungeon is the road to Joseph’s throne. Thou canst not lift the iron load of thy brother if the iron hath not entered into thee. It is thy limit that is thine enlargement. It is the shadows of thy life that are the real fulfillment of thy dreams of glory. Murmur not at the shadows; they are better revelations than thy dreams. Say not that the shades of the prison-house have fettered thee; thy fetters are wings — wings of flight into the bosom of humanity. The door of thy prison-house is a door into the heart of the universe.”
You learn compassion for others through the distress God delivers you from. God has enlarged you by the very thing you sought to get out of. Sometimes delivered through….sometimes delivered from…ALWAYS DELIVERED!
Jesus is a GOOD Shepherd! He reproduces Himself through you.
Pass it on!