By Apostle Tonya
As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. Psalm 18:30
For quite some time before the Coronavirus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization; I was preparing for the return of my public ministry. Months before the crisis, one of the projects thy Lord had given to me came from Him with such urgency to release in the Earth. It was my eBook, “40-Days of Throne Room Prayers” which was birthed as I neared the end of a season of consecration.
As I began working on its February release date to the Body of Christ, I felt the Holy Spirit grieving. Even as I write this, I can recall the pain that left me with great concern. In response to the Dearest Comforter, I began asking Him why was I feeling such grief. The Lord did not immediately answer me. Yet, He continued to give me instructions for the book. It became comfort to me to receive His continued instructions and confirmed it was His Will to publish it during that time.
On March 18, in His Perfect timing, the Lord answered me and released the Devotional from it’s “waiting to publish” phase to being published.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33
I must say, in the early weeks of this crisis, the release of this new ministry becoming fully manifested during this time was hard for me. It was overnight the Church had changed from what it was from when I was called into this time of separation with thy Lord; to its doors being closed. The Country had suddenly shut down. The quarantines and the loss of precious lives had our Country in mourning. For me, this grief for the Church and the lives loss was heartbreaking.
The Father answereth our cries and is ever-merciful. On one pivotal day, the Holy Spirit led me to take a walk around the neighborhood. There as I began to fellowship with Him; He led me into intercession for our Church to safely reopen. He is faithful.
May I share some lessons whereby I am most grateful the Lord has taught me during this time of change? The Blessed One will allow such tragedies to occur to test the hearts of His Children. As His Children, we must be in position and respond rightly even in suffering. For in our sufferings, He is faithful to giveth us sufficient grace to endure.
As it is written in the Book of Job, Chapter 13, verse 15:
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
Beloved, this must always remain our hearts prayer to our Father, the Ancient of Days! Intercessors, can our Blessed Lord trust us to continue to be fervent in prayer and press in to receive His secrets for us and His Body in this season? For King Solomon wrote in Proverbs 25:2, “It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.”
Our hearts must remain loyal to the King.
May you be encouraged and filled with hope for a new beginning. The former things are passing away and behold Jehovah Roi, the God that sees, is doing a new thing!
May the Lord be with your spirit. Amen.
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