Devotional 11/14

This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 1:18

You are pregnant with possibility.
C. Elijah Branner

I mentioned yesterday that hope paves the way for us to cultivate the seeds which God planted in us. Today I want to remind us all that it is Holy Spirit in us, who impregnates us and helps us give birth. I have a cousin who is pregnant with twins, and we have been in prayer because one of the babies is underweight. And she may go into labor before her due date. My cousin is a woman of faith, but as a human she cannot help to feel emotions and concerns over her seed. Today it dawned on me, that I’ve had this similar experience in the Lord, along with other saints who have shared it with me. Many of us have been gifted with multiple seeds and desire to give birth… but not only do we want to give birth, we want to deliver healthy babies. See the source image

A few pregnancies in the Spirit are:

  • Birthing souls into the kingdom of God;
  • The fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, goodness, faith, and self control;
  • The gifts of the Spirit: prophetic, teaching, gift of faith for miracles, healing, helping, administrating (generosity), and different kinds of tongues;
  • A God given vision for a business idea or strategy;
  • A God given vision for ministry;

Given the circumstances are favorable, a new expecting mother experiences lots of joy and so does each believer when receiving a God seed. We can say that with God it also takes 2 to tango, God does some work but we do as well. Closer to the time of delivery, mom becomes physically uncomfortable and begins to get impatient for the baby to be born. It is like us with a God dream, we may find ourselves saying to the Lord “Father God, I thought it was you who spoke to me, and have been preparing me all this time but… what is next for me? I’ve been praying for years and I still have not seen that I have given birth to anything”.

We pray in relation to what God has placed on the inside of us, but we must also do our part.  Pregnancy requires eating right, sleeping well, prenatal care, and monitoring baby development. Some mothers give birth to deformed or underdeveloped children: some lose their children to still birth or miscarriage. And some decide to have an abortion. As believers we must be in position. We have to be careful from choosing to abort God’s purpose because of doubt and unbelief: or miscarriage because of neglect. We must feed on the word of God to avoid birthing an underdeveloped or deformed vision/ministry. And finally we must be in prayer, trusting doctors orders through prayer. Receiving instruction from the Lord and His word is vital to avoid miscarriage, or fatality. In the Spirit, we get attacked by deception, but if we ever fall and are snatched into Satan’s trap… God who is rich in mercy may grant us a breakthrough, like induced labor or C- section for a successful delivery.  

Let’s pray:

Lord Jesus, may we trust in you are we give birth to your dream and purposes for our lives. May you give us the will and desire to carry and grow the vision you have placed in us. And for all those who have been waiting for months, years and even those mothers who are physically pregnant.. may you give us healthy pregnancies and deliveries. May we see the glory of your gift here on this earth Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.  

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