When Hunny and I started off on a mini-vacation with our little motorhome, and things began breaking, I remembered Father’s words to me a couple months ago. “Nothing missing, nothing broken”. It spoke to me of wholeness and completeness and the effect of His presence.
But did He mean more than the completeness of my soul and spirit? Was that completeness also for our motorhome on this vacation? Or should I begin rationalizing because I live in a fallen world and this is the victimization I must expect?
How can that be? In my mind, that was like saying “God is good in the spiritual but not so much in the natural because He is impotent in this fallen world”.
That can’t be true because most of us have experienced miracles and power. We know Father is more than willing to move things on our behalf. But the success of our prayers often seems sporadic. So, we search for the constant as we excuse the inconstant. And we remember the scripture that says He will use everything to our benefit.
He will. That was obvious when the towbar on the car broke and Hunny had to drive the car behind the motorhome. It worried me because Hunny had been having problems with pain in his hip while riding in the car. So, I prayed for him every mile we traveled. And Father turned it for our good. The pain was gone and Father gave us a revelation. Pain had come from Hunny’s body alignment. He leaned back when he was a passenger but sat straight-up while driving. It was a simple revelation and yet a miracle. Father had used the situation for our good.
On the last morning, as we prepped the motorhome for the final leg of our trip … another thing broke. And then another. They weren’t big items. Nothing that would cause serious problems. But suddenly out of my gut rushed something akin to righteous indignation. I blurted out the words, “That is it! Nothing else breaks! This is my kingdom! And everything here is perfect! Nothing missing, nothing broken!”
But a question hung in the air. How does “nothing missing, nothing broken” apply to our practical lives?
Then after we got home, Father seemed almost too eager to fling the doors wide open for me to see. He pounced on the subject as soon as I poured a cuppa coffee and sat down at my desk.
He said we had been under spiritual attack which He allowed so I could grasp another of those kingdom keys from Him. Those keys make me an Overcomer.
“Anything is possible if you believe it. Do you believe you can have a life of “nothing missing, nothing broken”? He asked me.
“Father, are you saying we can live without anything breaking? Ever?”
He reminded me of the children of Israel wandering in the desert for 40 years with Moses. Their clothes didn’t wear out.
Then He asked me, “Imagine how much better your finances would be if you never had to buy things because the previous one broke?”
Then I saw an aspect of abundance that I hadn’t considered. And I cringed at the thought of wearing the same shirt for 20 years. But His point was to expose the hole in my purse. Even as we gain income, expenses increase. Sure we can blame it on the economy or the government. But, it always seems like something knows we have more money and it sets out to drain it from our hands. We get $250 in an unexpected bonus, and the next day a tire blows out costing exactly $250. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s noticed this. And I’ve always thanked Father for preparing us for the disaster.
But what if He is sending blessings that the enemy is stealing simply because I don’t know I can declare “nothing missing, nothing broken” in my kingdom? What if this theft is possible because I excuse enemy attacks by saying “we live in a fallen world”?
Father reminded me that I have exactly what I can believe in my life. And when I can’t move that needle closer to perfection, then maybe it’s because I’m accepting attack as normal, and victimization as part of life.
I’m very aware that every obstacle He has allowed in my life proved to be an opportunity for a new level of truth. It caused me to go to Him for a key to overcome the challenge. Usually, I don’t do well overcoming when I resort to formula prayers and methods. But when I go to Him and get the key. Wha-la!
Father pointed out to me once, that the whole point of this life is learning to be an overcomer. That is primary. We aren’t here to endure a fallen world and live as victims in it. We are here to change the status quo. Make a difference. Move the needle and bring heaven to earth. That’s what the keys to the kingdom are for.
I certainly must admit that nothing … NOTHING on earth feels so good as when I get a key to an obstacle … and the key turns the lock!
It has nothing to do with working hard to have enough faith. It’s simply about knowing Father has keys and He wants me to have them too.
I can’t prove to you that this works in my kingdom. All I know is that with each revelation of how the kingdom works, my life seems to become a little more perfect. Drama, turmoil, and chaos that I endured for so long, disappears farther and farther into the past. And perfection permeates everything more and more. Some of our friends don’t get it and they think our words about Father are just silly. But it goes on right before their eyes. And I think they are amazed even when they won’t admit it. Lol.
Yes, something that could have been a horrific disaster happened on our vacation when the tow bar broke. We don’t even know how long we’d been traveling with it that way. And in the status quo natural the car could have easily broken away from us on the highway. But it didn’t. And I believe it couldn’t. That’s because of the Angels and the divine protection we have, of course.
And in addition to using this for our benefit, Father opened a door so the repair may cost us nothing, or at worst, a minimal charge. Of course, just because we’re responsible people, we’ll have extra backup precautions installed too. And they will also not cost us extra.
I suspect that “nothing missing, nothing broken” will go on in my practical life. Simply because I finally believe it is a piece of the kingdom on earth. And I want every piece I can acquire of that amazing existence.
Certainly, I’m going to keep letting my Spirit declare awesome things over my kingdom and I’m going to keep asking for keys that bring heaven to earth. After all, I don’t have a problem living in paradise right here in front of everyone. And maybe I’m not doing it as well as I could be, but I’m doing it better than I used to. That’s progress in the right direction.
So, how will I feel if something breaks? Or something is missing? Will I sink into depression and the feeling that I’m doing it wrong? Nah, that’s not how the keys work. They aren’t my creation. They are Father’s creation and so am I. Whenever the consistent becomes inconsistent, it’s because there’s another key.
The Kingdom is a living thing. It is fluid (you know, like “living water”). And it is Spirit. It’s Alive. And so is everything in it. So, predictability often goes right out the window. And that’s the characteristic that keeps me reliant on Father every time, for every thing. I have come to love living this way. It’s an adventure!
Thank you for joining me on my journey. I love sharing the victories with you and I hope they bring overcoming blessings into your life.