Read with me, “Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found FAVOR in Your sight, SHOW me NOW YOUR WAY, that I may KNOW YOU [progressively become more deeply and intimately ACQUAINTED WITH YOU, perceiving and recognizing and understanding more strongly and clearly] and that I may find FAVOR in Your sight. And [Lord, do] consider that this nation is Your people. And the Lord said,My PRESENCE shall go with you, AND I will GIVE you REST. And Moses said to the Lord, If Your PRESENCE DOES NOT go with me,DO NOT carry us up from here! For by what shall it be known that I and Your people have found FAVOR in Your sight? Is it not in YOUR GOING WITH US so that we are DISTINGUISHED, I and Your people, from all the other people upon the face of the earth? And the Lord said to Moses, I will do this thing also that you have asked, for you have found FAVOR, loving-kindness, and mercy in My sight and I know you personally and by name.” Exodus 33:13-17 (AMP)
Recently as I spent time in prayer, I kept hearing the word “form.” One definition of form is a particular way in which a thing exists or appears. During fitness class as the ladies were working on doing their exercises correctly I was reminded again, “form.” The focus during class was not to do as much as possible in a limited amount of time, but to do at least one thing with the correct form, allowing for the correct mind-muscle connection, making sure to engage the appropriate muscles in order to move efficiently. God reminded me of the relevance of good. It is vital that we do well and not merely complete tasks. There is a difference in doing something and completing it with excellence. During exercise movements, many fail to see desired results due to the fact that their form is lacking. When a movement is done with lackluster skill, the result will be inferior growth and strength. Incorrect and sloppy form most often leads to injury. The same principle applies to Kingdom and works of faith, the intentional awareness of the soul-spirit connection facilitates growth and efficacy. The posture you assume while walking out your faith matters. The heart posture you approach the throne with matters. The form you assume while serving matters. Let me remind you again, correct form yields results.
I am not referring to works in order to gain materialistic things; results do not equal stuff; results in this regard refer to your well being. How good are you really doing? I am speaking of a faith that lends itself to hope. I am talking about a heart that yields itself to living unoffended. I am speaking of a posture that testifies that you belong to an order of overcomers. I am speaking of standing in a room, facing an adversarial thought with boldness and tenacious faith. I am affirming the need of a Godly form, a posture of belief, and standing that says “I belong to the King above all.” Correct form is being in right standing with Him. It is responding “Yes.” It means going where He goes, saying what He says, doing as He does. Correct form is refusing to bow before oppression. Correct form is standing your ground against resistance that burns your will, shakes your resolve, and leeches strength from your body. It is lifting your face, chest proud, core strong, hearts settled, and mind sure that He is your victor. It is remembering He goes before and wins.
Be strong and of good courage, my friend. Do not fear. Bow your heart to Him as you raise your face to the heavens, adopt your victory stance and dance for joy. He has overcome. Believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those that seek Him. Know that you are loved. Stand, and see His salvation. Let this mind be in you that was also in Christ. Be not conformed to the world, but be transformed to His likeness. Stand in your faith. Keep the faith, keep the form, and keep the fire burning. You are known well, so be well.