“It’s time to move. It’s time to act on what I’ve called you to do — what I’ve placed in your heart.”
These are the very words that I believe I heard from the Lord while spending time with Him on Monday morning, March 1st, 2020.
I do not believe that those words are limited to “callings” only — the things people believe they will one day be doing for the Lord.
Rather, they also include things God is simply wanting us to be obedient to — things like seeking to make wrong things right… things like seeking to reconcile and make amends with those we’ve wronged or with those who have wronged us… things like tithing and giving… things like spending quality time with family… things like being a good steward and doing all things in excellence, etc.
In other words, it’s not just the big things… it’s the little things, too.
At the same time, I do believe that this is a year where more and more people will be stepping through the doors of what God has called them to do, or, at the very least, will begin taking steps of faith toward what they feel called to do.
But everything must be done through and by acknowledging Him.
We do it relationally!
The straight paths of life are reserved for those who seek the Lord in all things (see Proverbs 3:6).
I also feel like I’m hearing the Lord say, “It’s time to act.”
Our responsibility is to obey, to respond.
God’s responsibility is to keep His promises and to perform what He said He’d do.
We co-labor with God when we act on the faith that’s been birthed in our heart through what He’s said to us.
There is no doubt in my mind that God is doing something so special with faith in His people in this hour.
I can’t explain it. I just feel it.
I see a great bursting forth, a breaking out — walls being blown to smithereens.
I see the violent taking things by force.
I feel like I’m hearing the hearts of people say, “Enough is enough.”
In fact, I heard the following song lyrics in my heart this morning by 80’s rock and hair band, Twisted Sister, “We’re not gonna to take it. NO! We ain’t gonna take it!”
Like the woman with the issue of blood that I’ve been writing about, I see people reaching out to touch His garment.
Like Blind Bartimaeus, I hear voices saying above those telling them to keep quiet, “Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me!”
I see people tired of their situations, tired of what they tolerate and I see them pushing through it all.
In short, I see violence coming to and through God’s people.
From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force. — Matthew 11:12
This is an exciting hour.
It’s an hour where the people of God are laying hold of what belongs to them — promises, destiny, callings.
It’s also an hour where the people of God are wanting to live pleasing to Him and the only way to do that is by faith.
It’s an hour where the people of God will be obedient not just in the big things, but in the little things as well.
It’s a time where faith will be united with works… where we truly and genuinely co-labor with God.
- Brian Connolly, Faith Like Birds Ministries