Today, I believe God is ministering to those who have been working hard, or have faced trials over an extended period.

You may be wondering how you are going to get everything finished.

You may face challenges of faith.

Hear your Father say, ‘I am turning the overwhelm into overflow!

Sometimes, a Miracle is Followed by a Trial

Matthew records a time the disciples had been busy with a lot of service and ministry (see Matt 14:13-36).

  • They had participated in the miracle of feeding thousands supernaturally, but there had been a lot of hard work

And then, Jesus pressed them to take their boat back across the lake.

It was dark. It was late. They were tired. And they were heading right into a storm.

We read that the boat was being buffeted about by the waves. And if you can relate to that in some way today, know this:

Jesus is still your answer. And your hope in Him is well placed.

At the End of Your Strength is New Hope

As Jesus’ first disciples discovered, the life of faith is not always easy.

  • And even the privilege of serving Him can bring us to the end of our strength

If, like the disciples, you find yourself engaged in a struggle you never expected, know that Jesus is in control!

Your dependence upon Him is going to result in praise.

In the Moment You Can’t See, Jesus is There

The disciples cried out in fear when they saw Jesus walking to them on the water.

Sometimes, the Lord allows us to be in a space of time where we are operating in the dark.

 Jesus is visiting us, but our vision of Him is distorted by the storm.

For a time as our faith is tested, we feel unsafe and vulnerable.

  • We can’t see clearly, but He has a plan. One that will take us to the other side and give glory to Him!

When Jesus entered the boat, the wind calmed.

The disciples’ cries of fear turned to exclamations of worship.

Today, call on Jesus.

Jesus is turning your overwhelm into overflow. He is transforming worry into worship.

A Move of God Awaits You

The disciples’ boat safely landed on the other side, where they could rest.

  • And they were about to experience a powerful move of God bringing an overflow of healing to many

Whatever is taking place in your world, you can trust Jesus to safely bring you to your destination.

He is your Deliverer in the storm. And He is Lord of the wind and waves.

He is full of grace.

Lift up your eyes, for your King is here—and great things are up ahead.

Prayer and Declaration

Jesus, I bring every care and pressure to You. And I call out to You, both for myself and for others who are in the midst of a buffeting and trial.

Right now, I declare to the wind and the waves, be stilled in Jesus’ Name! All oppression and pressure must go. Every conflict must be turned back. Darkness, be rolled away. I declare my God is faithful. He is at work, fulfilling all of His promises.

Lord, I choose to trust You for what I don’t understand with my natural mind. You are Lord of my life and my circumstances. I choose to turn my heart to You in worship. I receive your fresh anointing now, in Jesus’ Name.’

I’ve just shared a Testimony on the School of Intimacy and Prayer

Last week, I recorded some testimonies about a recent move of God in our lives, and I’m excited to share these with you! I’ve uploaded these in the section, ‘Angels, Signs and Encounters’.

The first series of topics is available on the Enliven School of Intimacy and Prayer, and I extend you a warm welcome to join me.

Currently on the Prayer School are self-paced video lessons on:

  • Intimacy with the Holy Spirit
  • Introducing Prophetic Prayer
  • Praying the Mysteries of Heaven
  • The Gift and Ministry of Prophetic Intercession
  • Angels, Signs and Encounters

Also included are bonus e-Books and downloadable PDFs and worksheets.

During January and February I will be adding more lessons on: intimacy with the Holy Spirit, the prayer of travail, angelic intervention, the power (and how to’s) of weighing up encounters and prophetic insights received in prayer.

You can find out more or enroll in the School of Intimacy and Prayer here. Begin with me at the special price or view all online courses, including the Prophetic School here.

Christmas Greetings 2018

Warm Christmas greetings from us in Melbourne, Australia! We pray that you and those surrounding you may be touched by wonder, at the kindness of God Who sent His Son Jesus.

Thank you for sharing with us this year on Enliven Blog.

From our home to yours,
Malcolm and Helen Calder

Enliven Ministries

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Would you like more prophetic insight from this passage? Read about Peter stepping out of the boat to meet Jesus here:
The Miracle is in the Stretch

If you are in a situation where you can relate to this right now, let’s agree together in this prayer. Let me know in the blog comments section below, or on Facebook or Instagram.

© 2018 Helen Calder Enliven Blog – Prophetic Teaching
Enliven Ministries
In the David McCracken Ministries family

34 thoughts on “Hear God Say, ‘I am Turning Overwhelm Into Overflow’”

  1. I saved this article in my inbox for when I would have time to really take it in. I’ve been waiting on a promised of God that came through a prophet a few years ago. The timing is now (this school year) according to the prophet’s words. Rough seas has been the way of things for years. While reading this article, it occurred to me that God is working on my faith. I’m looking at the giants in the land instead of focusing on the promise. Wow. Reading the Bible, I usually say, “I’d listen to God,” but of course, that’s the hindsight view. Being in the raging storm, it is hard to see God’s promises. Thank you for this word. In my storm, I will remember that God is with me. The promise is real, and I will try to have faith, or ask God to supply it for me. Thank you Jesus!

  2. Greetings My Sister Helen, I promised to write you again shortly, and I believe in keeping my word. In
    reference to my soon coming “cruise” to your country is fast approaching. Will be traveling with four friends,
    but it appears that your words are only for me, because I am not getting the response that I thought.
    Nevertheless I will stay in touch. I am an “intercessor” Retired NYC teacher, and an Elder in my church.
    Your article entitled, “Angels Are Waiting at Your Wall” has been implanted in my spirit and I Bless you for
    sharing. I truly believe that what I am facing in my travel, i.e. taking a leap of faith, I am indeed
    entering my “Miracle Zone.” The Lord, has given me much including over 45 years of developing and
    working with young people in the “South Bronx.” This ministry had been run from my home, specifically
    for children who did not go to church. Will send you added information on the Great things that the
    Lord has done and is doing in my life. My contact with you has been I believe, a Divine Appointment
    Continue to be Blessed because you are and have Blessed me. Mary Matthews

  3. Today message is relevant to my situation.
    I am in a dilemma whether to leave the Government Job and continue in my previous private job
    ( Consultancy in Valuation of Immovable Properties and Assets)

  4. I appreciate the story you shared about the feeding of the thousands, then the boat trip of the disciples. It encourages me as I have been disappointed in myself for moving from a time of faith and intimacy with the Father and seeing His acts in my life, to the last few months where challenging situations came, and resulted in a storm inside of worry and fear, confusion and lack of coming to Father with those things as I should have. Worry and upset can distract us so easilyi from God and His love. But, New Year’s Eve when I met with God as I always do, putting my eyes on Him, He started to lift some of the upset and help my focus get back on Him. He found me and met with me….and this story of Jesus coming to the disciples as they worried, reminded me of my own renewing experience of God, and HIs words to mejjust days ago. It is a comfort to me, to hear once again, about how the disciples, after coming from an experience of seeing God provide, became worried and perhaps overwhelmed, just as I have been overwhelmed taking my focus off God when I should have focused on Him even more. Reading this reminds me that I am not alone in feeling overwhelmed in the struggles sometimes, not always knowing what to do, or knowing one must stay close to Father, but failing to do so for various reasons. Your word has encouraged me. Thank you..

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