What’s in your handbag?
The path of the just (righteous) is like the light of dawn, that shines brighter and brighter until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the perfect day. (Prov. 4: 18- AMP)
My people! How’s life going? Are we merely getting by or are we becoming stronger in the Lord with each passing day? This scripture usually flashes before me when I’m tempted to dwell on an uncertain future. It does two things; it reminds me that as one clothed with the righteousness of God, my path is illuminated by Him and that ultimately through the circumstances of life, my life’s journey knows only progression and definitely no stagnation, talk less of regression!
The greater your journey, the heavier your luggage. I’ve never seen anyone attempt any significant journey with nothing. As a lady, my handbag pretty much has some essentials. Well… I lie if I say I always remember to put these things but the point is they are really necessary. If you’re like me, in recent times, a bottle of hand sanitizer has found its way into the list.
In the journey of life- it’s a no-brainer that God must be involved! Check this out:
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. (Acts 10:38- NIV)
It gets more real from here… only if you stay with me.
For starters, notice that it was Jesus of Nazareth who was anointed. It was this same Nazareth that Nathanael wondered and said to Philip in John 1:46 “can anything good come out of Nazareth?” In simple terms, God is willing to do much with you regardless of your background. You might as well be Lady N or Bro K of the most despised community, when God is done and while He is still working on you, perhaps your community would become recognized because of you.
The main meat here for me is that the handbag Jesus carried in his earth walk was filled with the Holy Spirit and power. This is how He was able to accomplish His purpose of doing good and healing all who were under the oppression of the devil. Have you ever wanted to genuinely do much good? The solution is in tapping into the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit given to every believer as well as the power that proceeds thereof. Think of it this way- your light bulb would never come on if the switch is disconnected from the source of electricity.
For desserts, do you realize the need to refer back to the Source of it all. God was with Him. Every time it is recorded in the Bible that God was with someone, regardless of their situation, they prosper…somehow! Consider these two examples:
Note that, Joseph had just been sold as a slave by his own biological brothers and yet…
Now his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord caused all that he did to prosper (succeed) in his hand. (Genesis 39:3- AMP)
It was about the time, that David was attacked by the distressing spirit that had possessed Saul that it was written…
David acted wisely and prospered in all his ways, and the Lord was with him. (1 Samuel 18:14 – AMP)
Brothers and sisters, I pray for you that in these times you’ll hold unto God…all of God and nothing else, That He’ll become and remain the MOST ESSENTIAL PACKAGE of your life’s journey!