Declare the promises of God over your life today! You can carry out every challenge and every God-given dream. Get your words in the right direction and your life will go in the right direction too! You’ll see God’s favor like never before. As you prepare and get in position for what God wants to do in your life, you must remember what it takes in preparation for a flash flood warning! I was listening to this message from Joel Osteen and of course I had to share these notes. He always has such a profound uplifting word from the Lord.
What is a flash flood warning? It’s issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring in a warned area. A flash flood is a sudden, violent flood after a heavy rain, or occasionally after a dam break. Rainfall intensity and duration contribute to flash flooding. Most flash floods occur when there is a heavy amount of precipitation falling in an area and that water is then channeled through streams or narrow gullies. Flash floods may take minutes or hours to develop. It is possible to experience a flash flood without witnessing any rain. In this case, there would be heavy rain in areas upstream of your location.
Guess what? Get ready because God is about to break open a flood in your life! A flood is coming! If you’ve honored God – if you’ve been faithful and passed the test – get ready for the flood! Not with water, but with a flood of His goodness, a flood of opportunity, healing, and grace! It won’t be a drizzle or a little sprinkle, but a flood of favor, talent, ideas, and opportunity. This isn’t just to get your hopes up, but for people who believe. If you’re not bold enough to believe – this isn’t for you, but for people who know things have shifted in their favor – people who know God can do exceedingly, abundantly above and beyond all you can ask or think! People who can awake in the morning and thank the Lord for a flood of favor, a flood of healing, a flood of goodness!
Just like David, God will give you a challenge where you feel like you won’t come out on the other end. A challenge that’s nearly impossible to defeat in the natural. But, God gave David a promise that He would stand with David and his army. David went out and received the victory. He was so overwhelmed with the goodness of God that he tried to describe it and said, “God has broken through to my enemies like the breaking forth of water.” Another translation says, “like a raging flood” – flood of strength. 1 Chronicles 14:11.
So, you may have obstacles that look insurmountable and dreams that seem unattainable. Listen – be encouraged today! When God releases a flood of his power nothing will stop it. There’s nothing that stands a chance for the release of his floodgates! There’s no match for God! Get ready – not for a trickle, not for a stream, and not for a river. Get ready for a tidal wave of God’s goodness – a tsunami of increase. He’ll take you to another level you’ve never been before! Dare to believe in the flood coming your way – if you think it’s a trickle, or a sprinkle, that’s just what you’ll receive. Believe bigger and God will act bigger!
“Then the LORD said: “I am making a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among will see how awesome is the work that I, the LORD, will do for you.” – Exodus, 34:10
“From the west, men will fear the name of the LORD, and from the rising of the sun, they will revere his glory. For he will come like a pent-up flood that the breath of the LORD drives along. – Isaiah 59:19