Sometimes we are faced with an emptiness in our spirit concerning situations we are in. Are impending bills you are unable to pay, an illness, or maybe an upcoming meeting impacting every co-worker of yours leaving a deep emptiness in your body? I am here to give you some really good news. Christ has an answer for it all!
The third chapter of Hebrews doesn’t seem to apply to this situation, but actually it hits the nail right on the head. Paul says, “But Christ as a Son over His own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.” Now here, Apostle Paul talks about how important it is to hold fast in your confidence to the end. The enemy is shooting fiery darts at us, and that’s the dark empty feeling of worry which comes from his attack.
But notice the next verse in this Scripture: “Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, ‘Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness’”. God is telling us to focus upon His word at the moment of attack, and to make sure we don’t harden our hearts against God‘s revealed word.
Last week I was facing a very intense trial. I knew God was going to save me, but I didn’t know when or where. The trial weighed so heavily in my spirit and the emptiness was so vast that as I sat traveling in our car I felt frozen by the weight of the attack. Suddenly my sweet daughter, Misty Déjà Vu Gazowsky, said to me, “Daddy, I have a word from God for you.” But I was so busy in my own thoughts and intercession that I hardened my heart from hearing her voice. Ten minutes later she made a second attempt at trying to communicate with me, but I still was not willing to listen.
Then, after another 20 minutes had passed, she said, “If you don’t want to hear I’ll just be quiet. Or would you like to hear this word from the Lord He gave to you?” Gratefully, this time I heard her. She said these simple words, “Remember, in just one moment God can change everything.” She then proceeded to remind me of times in the Bible where just one moment changed a situation from slavery to rulership.
As I listened to the words of my daughter, I totally embraced them in my heart. I took them for the boldness of the truth they were, and more importantly, I believed them. An amazing thing happened in my spirit. My shield of faith became as strong as titanium destroying every fiery dart of thought which satan was bringing against me!
Suddenly, I was in perfect peace. I mean, the kind of peace that only God gives. I felt like the healthiest and wealthiest person in the world as an abundance of joy flooded my spirit. That single word has carried me through for more than a week, and every attack since has been defeated by the power and protection of that word. In just one moment God can change everything.As the days pass by, I realize the reason His simple word is so powerful is that the foundation of planet earth itself, and everything that exists around us was established by the word of God. When you believe and understand the power of His word, and receive it in your heart in the midst of your greatest trial, you will find yourself rejoicing with joy, happiness, and peace in your heart. It is because you are standing on His word and His word alone. The word of God is such a tremendous firewall of protection around you.
But, I must also remind you, the word which will protect you is a word that is fresh from the Lord applying to your situation. It is very important that it is fresh from God and alive and pertinent to what you are dealing with. For this reason, daily prayer and intercession is so vitally important in our lives. Never live a day without it.Sent in love,Pastor Richard Gazowsky