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February 6, 2016, 12:00 AM

What a difference a day makes


As I got up to another very cold Southern Colorado morning I was thinking about how strange the weather has been here this winter.  A week or two ago we had a couple of days where the highs were in the low 70's and  then a day later the temperature was 50 degrees colder.  I thought what a difference a day makes.

I keep thinking "what a difference a day makes."  especially in the spirit realm.  Many of you know that if you want to change something here on earth you first have to change it in the spirit realm.  We Christians tend to get discouraged when we are fighting and believing for something because we don't see the results we are looking for as quickly as we think we should.  But a "day" makes all the difference in the world.  Many people give up just when  the change that they have been fighting for is about to manifest.

It's in the fire  that we are the most moldable.  It's in the places of difficulty that we find out what is in us  and allow God to prune and purge us.  Many years ago it was in one of these situations that I learned the value of the purging fire.  I was a young minister and had a great passion for the Lord and His work.  The Lord has anointed me to do what He had called me to do. I saw many saved and saw miracles.  But I had a major flaw.  That flaw was the need to please men - the care of what others thought of me.  This need hindered my full potential in Christ.  Everything I did for the Kingdom was tainted a little with this need.

The Lord began calling me to a deeper place - a place I could not take "the need" along with me.  As I responded to the deeper call of the Lord I began to walk through a fire that I had not before.  I went from having more than enough in every area to having to trust God for everything including food on a daily basis.  It was in this place that friends and associates, even family began to turn away from me.  They began to judge me incorrectly.  They saw the plenty in my life previously and now saw the lack and did not know how to  judge righteous judgment.  They began to gossip and say, "There must be sin in her Life" since they did not see the Lord prospering me, not knowing that true prosperity is to be in the presence of the Lord.   One by one they left me except for my immediate family.

I cried myself to sleep many nights but knew I was doing what the Lord had asked me to do. Those who were judging could not see in the spirit realm what was happening in my life.  In the natural this seemed like the darkest time of my life - and it was physically and soulishly  but in the spirit realm a great thing was happening.  The need to be approved by men was being pruned away by God.  A burden that had hindered me my whole life was being taken from me and I was being set free. 

One night towards the end of my desert experience I had a supernatural experience that changed my thinking forever.  As I lay asleep with my kids in the tiny little travel trailer with a rotten floor and a broken toilette the voice of the Lord awakened me.  The Lord said to me, "Evelyn look out the window." I raised up and looked out the window and I saw a large beautiful star twinkling in the night sky.  The Lord then said to me, "You see  that star ? I just wanted you to know I made that one for you!"  What a difference a day made.  That day I went from feeling rejected and cast out to knowing with all my being that the Lord of Lords and King of Kings was forever in love with me.

Not only did deliverance come for me through this experience but not long after that my situation changed drastically. I am convinced that many of the wonderful things that the Lord has done in my life - like marrying the wonderful man of God that I am married to and the ministry experiences in many parts of the world were  birthed in that desert experience.  

If your are going through a hard place don't give up.  Push in to Jesus as far as you can go and He will show you "what a difference a day can make."

Love you,

Evelyn



Comments

02-06-2016 at 10:39 AM
Amy
The Lord is doing that work in me as well. Its definitly hard because I have valued what men thought of me for so long. So encouraging to know you stuck through the pruning!
Blessings
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