For most people, the last eighteen months have been a season of gloom and despair. The financial crisis that shook the world has left many families with aftershocks that still reverberate today.
Just the other day, I looked across the road and noticed another popular store was closing down. This has been the case repeatedly in recent times. Foreclosures, bankruptcies and maxed out credit cards, with everyone doing their best to stretch a dollar bill as far as possible and perhaps even beyond.
Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud…Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen they cords, and strengthen thy stakes; For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited. – Isaiah 54: 1-3
There is a new wind of change in the air however. The Lord has asked me to tell you that today marks the first day of a New Year for you; a new beginning! I hear the Lord say ever so clearly:
“…enlarge the place of thy tent…for thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left”
Enlarge the place of thy Tent
What does this mean? Firstly, it means that those things that have plagued you will come to an end. It means that a new thing is about to begin.
Secondly, it implies that you must prepare for what is coming because if we are not ready, we will stand in the face of opportunity and not know it.
To “enlarge the place of thy tent” implies that we should make bigger room for ourselves to accommodate the blessings God is bringing. And what better way to express our faith in the Lord is there than to obey him even without physically or mentally knowing of any new blessing emerging in the horizon. Remember what the bible says:
“…even God, who quickeneth the dead and calleth those things which be not as though they were” – Romans 4:17
Step out in Faith
There are things that the Lord has put on your heart that you may have neglected in the past. This may perhaps be a business idea, a desire to help a group of people or maybe even a yearning to go back to school. Whatever it may be, now is the time to act in faith.
Call forth and declare those things you want to see in this new season because a new season has surely begun! Call forth a promotion at your Job, declare that you are healed, shout out that you are prosperous, tell your friends that something new is coming your way! Stand before the Lord with an assurance that he is elevating you in your walk with him.
As you take that step of faith, you will see what you have proclaimed begin to materialize before your very eyes. Therefore make room for what is coming your way. Step out and take action on that idea you have had for the last two years. You don’t need to have all the facts and details, just step out in faith, believing what God has told you and you will see the results.
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Lord, I believe this Word you have spoken to me today. I believe that a new season begins for me today. Therefore, I step out in faith today in that area I am looking to you for help. I know I will not lack, I know I will be promoted at my place of work, I know I shall walk in financial abundance in this new season. I know my walk with you will take on a new dimension, in Jesus Name. I believe and therefore I will act in obedience and I know the results shall come speedily in Jesus Name, Amen.
David Adeniji is the Founder and President of The Behold File, a teaching ministry founded in 2003. The Behold File provides a platform through which the Holy Spirit opens the eyes of men to see Jesus so they can be changed to be like him.