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God is continually asking our heart the question, "Are you willing?" Being willing isn't just about a future vision, but it's about what we do and say and where we go today. Our everyday actions. When we say, "I am willing," those words open up everything God can do for us and through us. He will show us the wonders of what happens when we are willing.
To Be Daring.
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Brighter prospects are what the famous man in history, George Washington, was banking on. He believed his prospects for winning the war were brighter than the bad conditions he was seeing. So he made the daring decision to obey God and cross the Delaware River with his troops to defeat the enemy.
I’ll recount the story of what happened that amazing night, because in it we can see events that happen to us and how we feel about them. It took place at the point in the American Revolution when it appeared there wasn’t going to be an America. The colonies’ troops were being defeated almost every time they went into combat. Washington knew he had to have a victory, and he had to capture some of the enemy so he could use their supplies and ammunition.
It was wintertime in Pennsylvania where they were camped and some of his troops didn’t even have blankets or good shoes or adequate ammunition or food. The odds of winning appeared so bad that some of the politicians and influencers who supported the war effort had backed away. You know, some people can be for you when you appear to be successful, but when things are not going well, they back away.
So this affected the troops in their mind and spirit who were already hurting in their body. It was so bad that Washington wrote to his brother, Samuel, on December 18 and said that if everything isn’t done to recruit more troops and fast then, “I think the game is pretty near up.” Too much political action had been taken against his being able to raise up and outfit an adequate army.
But in spite of this, he still was willing to keep fighting for what he knew was right. So he went on to say in his words to his brother (you’ll notice the old English spellings), “However under a full perswation of the justice of our Cause I cannot but think the prospect will brighten allthough for wise purposes it is, at present hid under a cloud.”
It didn’t appear bright. Victory was hidden behind a cloud. The game could be up. But because he had full persuasion of the justice of the cause, he felt things would brighten. He believed that so much that just a few days after he wrote that to his brother, on Christmas Eve, 1776, Washington put together his troops in boats and proceeded to cross the Delaware River that had ice chunks in it. He was doing this with the idea that if he could get across it and surprise the German troops camped there who were fighting for Britain, he could have a victory. It would give supplies to his men and improve the morale and help people start joining up with his army in the coming year.
He was going for it. Those men made their cold trip across the river and then marched nine miles to Trenton in the snow. The attack worked in their favor because the German soldiers were not ready. They were in their barracks. They didn’t dream their enemy would be daring enough or crazy enough to try to attack on Christmas in the bad weather.
The devil underestimates what the people of God are willing to do. We are willing to follow our God where He takes us. We are willing people whose hearts are in the hands of Almighty God, and we can trust Him to take us into victory even when we face terrible conditions. We believe Him. We follow Him.
That’s what you’re doing right now in your life. You’re saying to God that you’re willing to be daring. You’re going forward with your hand in His. You believe He’s taking you into the victory you need.
The American troops marched into that town and after 45 minutes, they had a major victory with almost no casualties. They also captured military weapons and supplies that were very much needed. Their prospects were brighter!
I want you to feel that right now. Your prospects are brighter. They’re coming from behind a cloud of conditions. You can see a great victory won. By your faith, cross the Delaware when your enemy doesn’t expect it!
In spite of the odds, in spite of the conditions, in spite of what the enemy tries to make you believe, you know that God is guiding you. He says in Isaiah chapter 1, If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land. That means you’re going to eat the good that He’s prepared because you’re willing to believe. Therefore you’re going to see the victory waiting for you.
A Spiritual Powerline to say out loud:
“MY PROSPECTS ARE BRIGHTER!”
Here is a powerful prayer
to say out loud:
Lord, I know You have my victory planned. The conditions may not look good, but I won’t quit. I have complete faith in You. So I’m walking into a time that is brighter. I see the answers and miracles and turnaround that I need. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
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