When circumstances press in on you, the response you have tells something about your core beliefs, about a foundation you’ve already established. The more impossible the issue the more necessary it is to be established with revelation of what you truly believe.
- If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3, KJV)
- Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119:105, NLT)
- And this is the message [the message of promise] which we have heard from Him and now are reporting to you: God is Light, and there is no darkness in him at all [no, not in any way]. (1 John 1:5, AMP)
In pressing circumstances, the next thing we do actually becomes predictable based on our daily lifestyle, the way we think and respond under normal circumstances. Habitual attitudes (good or bad) produce predictably. If divine government, for example, is not our normal routine under calmer, more normal circumstances, the when we’re pushed or pressured beyond the norm, our response will be identical but magnified by the level of difficulty we’re facing.
In Israel and in the Church, the Spirit of the Lord stands up . . . to raise foundations with supernatural proofs of the real thing. If belief (and deep revelation of belief) are lacking, then predictably, we blend in rather well; but if what we’ve been through has proven us, we shine brilliantly—out in the open, on display.
Check your foundation.