“How to Birth from God’s Perspective”
Kim Potter, Dayton, TN
3rd March 2021
Recently I read a quote that impacted my heart and soul, and I want to share it with you today. Here is the quote:
When someone is pregnant, she is not “expecting a child” – she already has one. She is not “going to be a mother” – she already is a mother. The baby is not “on the way,” the baby has already arrived. If we are going to change the way society treats unborn children, we have to change the way we talk about them. –Frank Pavone
This quote caused a spiritual awakening in me concerning a principle we often hear taught and preached in the Church today. I don’t know how many sermons I have heard on giving birth over the past twenty-five years, but there have been many. As I pondered this quote, it became a timely revelation to me. The simple fact is that when we are in travail over a thing or a promise, this is the PROOF that it already exists and is a living, breathing thing.
Changing the Way We Think About the Birthing Process
I was reminded of a powerful truth. If we are going to change the way we go through the process of conception, travail and delivery, we must change the way we talk.
“‘Shall I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?’ says the Lord. ‘Or shall I who gives delivery shut the womb?’ says your God.” (Isaiah 66:9)
“… Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, be assured I will do it.” (Isaiah 46:11)
Whatever has been birthed in you – whether it was spoken to you either through the Word of God or through a prophetic word, or from God speaking it to you Himself, or however He spoke it – if He spoke it, then He will, without fail, bring it to pass. (Photo via Unsplash)
God does not bring you to the moment of birth and not deliver. He is not a man that He should lie. The very fact that you are fighting for it, travailing for it, is the undeniable truth that it already exists. It is not something you are trying to create or speak into existence, it already is…just like as a baby already exists in a mother’s womb.
Let’s look closer at Isaiah 66:7: “Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.”
In this verse the Hebrew word “travail” (chuwl) means “to twist, whirl about, dance, fear, tremble, be in anguish, be pained, to writhe (in travail with), bear, bring forth, to wait anxiously.” Have you ever felt any of these things as you are standing in faith for the promise God has given you? I know I have.
Also in this verse, to be “brought forth” (yalad) means “day of one’s being born” and “to show lineage.” It is essentially declaring one’s birth. It reminds me of what we hear from the doctor when a child is born: “It’s a girl,” or, “It’s a boy!” That baby wasn’t just created in the delivery room. Before it came forth, it was created nine months ago – in the very beginning it was a complete baby.
Now, let’s look at verse 12 in that same chapter: “For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream…”
We are promised a delivery of the very thing God has placed inside us; we are promised it will come to a time of fruition. For God says, “I will extend peace like a river!” Peace, here, is defined as “completeness, soundness, welfare, safety, soundness (in body), health, prosperity, quiet, tranquility, contentment, peace from war” – nothing broken or missing in your life. This is what comes at the destined time of delivery.
I know most of you already know this, but God has a great plan for you. He has not made you promises that He can’t fulfill…if He said it, He shall bring it to pass. There is a reward for the spiritual “baby” that you have been carrying – the reward is the delivery. And, again, the very fact that you are carrying it declares that it is a completed work, something that already exists! It is already done! It is already complete! It is already yours! (Photo via Unsplash)
Psalm 127:3 says that the “fruit of the womb” is your reward! Your reward is real. It is not something you are hoping for. No! It is already done!
The Voice of the Lord Brings the Delivery
Let me share another Scripture with you that I found to be insightful. Psalm 29:9 (ESV) tells us that the voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth. I believe this is true for us as well. I know that many times in my life God has given me a specific word that has brought me through a season. He has given me a Scripture to stand on until I see the birth of what I am praying for. I am sure He has done the same for many of you.
Years ago, He gave me a Scripture and told me, “This is your life Scripture.” I can’t tell you how many times over the past 25 years I have been reminded of this very Scripture – and it has been bringing forth the birth, as I have stood on this word spoken from the very voice of God. The Scripture is found in Psalm 27:13: “I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”
Today, I pray that God will speak to you, and that you will hear His voice as He speaks a word to you that will cause delivery to spring forth. May you see the promise of God manifest right before your eyes. May we see, today, HIS goodness, which already exists, come to a time of delivery in each of our lives.
Kim Potter is the founder of A New Thing Ministries, which sends a daily teaching to over 10,000 people all around the world. Her articles have appeared on The Elijah List, Charisma, Spirit Fuel and iBelieve.com. Kim’s message is one of hope. She speaks to the heart of those who have grown discouraged and disappointed by the circumstances of life and imparts the desire and ability to stand against all odds; to stand for victory. She encourages people to press into God and discover that He is who He says He is.