Mark 1:1 says: "Here begins the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God" (NLT).
"HERE" ... Right here. Right now. No matter what you have been through, or are currently facing. No matter how long you have been dealing with it.
"BEGINS" ... This is the moment. This is the time. This is your shift. This is when Heaven invades and everything starts to change. This is the launch of the new day, the new hour, the new season.
"THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT JESUS THE MESSIAH" ... Everything the enemy meant for harm. Everything you have endured. All of the hardship. All of the disappointment. All of the confusion. Here is where you begin to see your Savior, Deliverer, Provider, Protector, Redeemer and Reviver turn curse into blessing, lack into plenty, sickness into health, broken relationships into divine unions, prodigals into devoted sons and daughters, battles into victories!
"THE SON OF GOD" ... We are restored to relationship with our Heavenly Father and all of His Kingdom. Right here right now, He wants to remind you of who you are and what you have in Him and with Him, all of your days! He wants to re-mind you – change the way you think about things so that you change the way you see and speak about things. All from the perspective of certain victory through the finished work of the Cross!
Hebrews 11:6 - "But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him."
All Fear is rooted in the notion that God's promises won't come to pass. Fear of poverty is really fear that Philippians 4:19 (concerning God providing all my needs) won't work. Fear of sickness is really the fear that 1 Peter 2:24 (concerning God's promise to heal me) won't work.
I know that God is motivated by my faith and not my fears. As I hear God's word and receive it, faith will come. Likewise, if I listen to and receive satan's word's, fear will be amplified in my life. Since I have a choice --I choose faith!
Ephesians 1:3,4 - "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. According as he has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love."
Many people who are doing something significant for God in the world are doing it "without their own resources" because God doesn't want us to depend on our own abilities.
Instead, He wants us to be obedient by putting the vision on paper and then looking to Him to generate the funds and other resources that are needed to support His own work.
Your provision, however, is usually hidden until you act on your vision. Whatever you were born to do attracts what you need to do it. Therefore, you first have to establish what you want to do, and begin to do it, before the need can be met.
I KNOW THAT GOD WILL NEVER GIVE ME A VISION WITHOUT PROVISION.
I REALIZE THAT MY PROVISION IS USUALLY HIDDEN UNTIL I ACT ON MY VISION.