Recently, in a time of corporate prayer, the Lord spoke three words to me: build, transformation, transition. The Lord has been speaking to me about the word “build” for several months now. In November 2018, the Lord was speaking to me about how the first 90 days of 2019 would be a season to build, move forward and accelerate. So, when the Lord spoke the word “transformation” to me after this, I knew that what He was saying is that it not only a time to build, but whatever we are building will be transformational. Whatever you are building in this season, God is going to use it, and it will bring transformation to your sphere of influence.
Transformational growth must come in order to prepare us for transition. Whenever God builds anything or prepares anyone, He is preparing them to be strong, because God builds for longevity. God is building foundations in this season. In order for a tree to grow tall and remain healthy, its root must go down deep into the soil to sustain its growth. Whenever an architect builds a skyscraper, he must dig deeper down and lay a firm foundation in order to support the height of the building. God is building individuals, businesses, ministries, marriages, families and organizations in order to bring transformational growth.
God is building firm foundations of character and integrity in many people in this season. You need to be seeking the Lord in holiness and in preparation for the transformation God will work in you and through you. The transformation is for the transition.
“Transition” is a trendy word in the church culture today, but I really believe that God is preparing many in this season for an upcoming transition. But don’t transition out of one thing into the next without clear direction from the Lord. Transition is coming to you in order to advance the kingdom of God. If God transitions you into something new, it is to bring transformation to that area. Whenever God places us somewhere, God is strategically placing us not just for ourselves, but for everyone around us. God transitions us to bring shifts to wherever He places us.
This is a time to build for transformation and for transition. This is a time to build whatever God has asked you to put your hands to in this hour. I really feel like this month is a time where God is completing things and establishing many for the transformation and transition that are coming in the months ahead.
Joe Joe Dawsonis the founder and apostle of ROAR Apostolic Network and ROAR Church Texarkana. Joe Joe is married to the love of his life, Autumn Dawson, and they have three children: Malachi, Judah and Ezra. The Dawsons live and teach a lifestyle of revival and awakening. Their desire is to see every believer fulfill their God-given destiny and live life to the fullest in God. Joe Joe is also the author of Living Your God-Sized Dream and Recipe for Revival. To connect with Joe Joe or for more information, visitjoejoedawson.net.
STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS
My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, it is a growing, effective organization.
Steve has also authored and published 36 books.
We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.
Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!