August 20, 2017
"You May Need to Push or Pull But – Don't Give Up On Any Thing!"
From the Desk of Steve Shultz:
The first thought that came to mind as I was reading through this short but powerful word was, "Out of the mouth of babes You have perfected praise..."
Kim Potter shares a most astounding testimony with her granddaughter...in which Kim's granddaughter gave her a word from the Lord!
Oh, those are some of my favorite kinds of stories!
Kim shares this story with her granddaughter Brailee:
She said, "Nana, do not give up on ANY thing, not one thing." I sat up in bed and asked, "Brailee, why did you say that?" She replied, "I don't know." And then she jumped up on my bed. She took her little hands and put them out in front of her as if she was pushing something. She said, "You may have to push really hard." Then she positioned her little hands like she was pulling on something and said, "Or you may have to pull really hard."
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"You May Need to Push or Pull But – Don't Give Up On Any Thing!"
I love when God speaks to me through one of my grandchildren. It is always very blunt and to-the-point. Never sugar-coated. I had a moment just like that recently one weekend.
My grandkids were spending the night with me recently and we had a fun afternoon together, but then it was bedtime. Brailee (my granddaughter) has this cute thing she does (probably because she doesn't want to go to bed). She will come in my room at least three times and kiss me on both cheeks at the top of my head, then hug me and say, "I love you Nana! Goodnight." However, that particular night was different.
Do Not Give Up on Any Thing
After putting the kids to bed, I laid down fully prepared for Brailee to begin her trips to my room. She did not disappoint. Just before she ran in my room, I was talking to God about some things that have been happening and about one thing in particular that I had been praying about for years. I had just finished talking to God about this when Brailee ran into my room.
As always, she kissed me on each cheek, then on my forehead, then she hugged me and said, "Goodnight Nana! I love you!"
I said, "I love you too, baby." She started to run back out of my door and into her room when suddenly she stopped and turned around.
She said, "Nana, do not give up on ANY thing, not one thing."
I sat up in bed and asked, "Brailee, why did you say that?"
She replied, "I don't know." And then she jumped up on my bed. She took her little hands and put them out in front of her as if she was pushing something. She said, "You may have to push really hard." Then she positioned her little hands like she was pulling on something and said, "Or you may have to pull really hard."
You May Have to Push, You May Have to Pull
As she jumped down off my bed, she exclaimed, "No matter what you have to do Nana, push really hard or pull really hard, do not give up on ANY thing, okay?" She did not come back into my room that night, yet she left quite an impression.
I was reminded of the words spoken over Samuel in 1 Samuel 3:19. The Word of God said not one of his words fell to the ground and all came to pass. Everything God had spoken to him manifested. I was also reminded of Habakkuk 2:2-3 which says: "Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, it will not tarry."
Proverbs 29:18 says, "Where there is no vision the people perish." One translation of the word "perish" in the original Hebrew could also be written as "let go." So you could reword the verse, "Where there is no vision the people let go." We cannot let go. We must stand firm in the faith and continue to stand against all odds.
Romans 4:16-19 in the NKJV says, "Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all (as it is written, 'I have made you a father of many nations') in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, 'So shall your descendants be.' And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb."
Believe Even When There is No Reason to Believe
Abraham believed when there was no reason to believe. He believed when natural circumstances shouted it was absolutely impossible for it to happen. When there was no way in the natural, he continued to hope. That is exactly what we have to do as well. Hope when there is nothing we can see that says it could happen. We must hope when it is against all odd and impossible.
It is then that we must remember that the same God who calls those things that be not as though they were, is OUR God and if He has said it, He will bring it to pass. There is no other option as long as we do as Brailee said and refuse to let go of ANY promise we have been made.
It is at that time that we must keep our heart right, our words right and continue trusting God. We serve a good and a faithful God, who will do exactly what He said He would do – you can count on it! He will not fail you. Do not let go of anything the Lord has promised you. Do not let go! It doesn't matter how hard you have to push or pull, refuse to let go. Instead stand and see the manifestation of the Lord.
Prayer with me today: Father, we thank You that that You spoke to us Your truth through Brailee. May we never forget those words and may we always stand firm and refuse to let go of anything You have spoken or promised us. In Jesus' name, Amen. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
A New Thing Ministries
In 2005 Kim Potter founded A New Thing Ministries which reaches thousands of readers daily. In addition, Kim speaks at conferences and meetings nationwide. She currently is published often on the Elijah List, as well as her website www.anewthingministries.com, and social media. Kim's message is a message of hope, and she speaks to the heart of those who have become discouraged and disappointed by the circumstances they face in life, imparting to them the desire and ability to stand against all odds and see themselves as victorious and able to overcome every obstacle through God. She encourages people to press into God and discover that He is who He says He is. Nothing is more precious to her than the times she spends in the secret place with her God; from this place of oneness with Him, her anointing flows. Kim was ordained through Norvel Hayes Ministry over 20 years ago. It was there that she fell in love with the Lord and began a life of worship. Kim has witnessed God's dramatic healing power, both in her own life as well as with her daughter and many others.
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