RISE UP IN FAITH
For as the human body apart from the spirit is lifeless, so faith apart from (its) works of obedience is also dead. (James 2:26 AMP)
Even in the middle of adversity, your faith will get you to your destination.
I went to a hot-air balloon festival once in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A man from the church I was ministering at had a hot-air balloon in the competition and took me in the balloon with him. Not long after we took off, he told me that we had absolutely no control over the direction of the hot-air balloon. He said the only thing that we had control over was the altitude of the balloon.
The balloons that had made it to 3,500 feet were heading north. There was a different wind blowing at 3,500 feet that caused the balloons to go the opposite direction. We noticed that all of the balloons at 1,000 feet were heading south. Unfortunately, that was the wrong direction. The target was on the north side of Albuquerque!
This experience reminds me of people following Jesus and obeying God. If you want to get on the target that God has for you, you are going to have to rise up in the Spirit, rise up in the reality of your redemption, and rise up in faith.
Confession: I have a divine destination. I choose to rise up in the Spirit where there is another wind blowing!