Allow the Holy Spirit to reveal to you the unfathomable secrets of God's mysterious ways...the secrets of His heart.
Hearken unto the voice of the Lord...
After deep meditation... comtemplation... and resting in His quiescent presence...I woke up one morning in total peace, hearing only the rushing cars flying down Centerville Turnpike. Three words weighed heavily in my spirit "standing in faith." I figured it was the Lord getting my attention...like a teacher, it was the Father's way of telling me "This is your lesson of the day."
After chasing the truth of God's word for years, I've finally reached a place where I'm walking alongside the Father. And though my walk has been trial and error, I feel no guilt in understanding that there is liberty in Christ to experience Him the way He wants each and every one of us to experience Him individually. Christ is relational; our Father is patient. If He knows that we are seeking Him whole heartedly, He just sits and waits for us to experience a quickening, a spiritual reawakening, a revelation that opens our spiritual eyes to the enlightment of our wrong doings. As Abraham was known to be the friend of God, All of us should feel that we too are His special companions. And His word is not just letters written on thin paper with leather binding, but it's organic...it lives. Where? Inside of us. His existence is our being. We breathe and eat the bread of life, and without it we become unfamiliar with our spirit man, that new being in Christ that is known to be our identical stranger that takes a life time in getting to know and understand.
Hmmm..."standing in faith." Okay God, what are you teaching me today?
The more I grow in the word of God, the more mystified my future becomes. The more I think I understand His ways, the more I realize I know nothing. The voice of the Lord is mysterious. He speaks, and we carnally place a judgment as to what we think the word He gives us is pertaining to. Then we misinterpret. Allow God to be God.... Let Him live through you.... Allow His prophetic sayings to manifest before you. Do not be rash to make assumptions on what He is saying to you. Wait for the confirmation and clarity. And while waiting for the confirmation...pay attention to the spiritual things, things in the spirit. If you pay attention close enough you will see your answer... your confirmation for what God is really trying to say to you. Once you receive that confirmation...STAND IN FAITH for its manifestation.
A lot of times God will give you a glimpse, a vision of something He has for you in your future. And like children we leap before our time. With each manifestation comes an adversary. Say for instance God promised you a position of leadership, and with that promise God will prepare you by allowing the adversary to test you by way of intense tribluation, that will prune you in preparation for your manifestation. But while in the process of waiting on God, standing in faith, and holding on to the dream while in the midst of the test, you follow these peculiar instructions of the Lord that make no sense to you. However, you have faith in knowing that it will lead you to this promised future that for now seems mystified. You step out with your eyes covered with a blind fold and your carnal mind not comprehending what exactly God is doing with you. When you get to that place in your life...that is evidence that your will is totally surrendered to the Father...and you understand what it means to "stand in faith."
Our futures are in the hands of the Lord. His promises are definite. It is up to us to totally surrender our will to Him, and not be afraid to stand in faith, knowing that the Father is faithful. What the Father has started, He will complete. And while we step out in faith chasing our mystified futures, do not be afraid. For His grace will shield us from running in error, and His mercies will bail us from sentence deserved along the way as long as we diligently seek Him and keep a repentant heart. the road to our destiny is a journey full of mystery...THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT EXCITING! :) So just rest in God...and well...the rest is a walk by faith...
"Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience."
Lord help us to not just say we are standing in faith, but know that we know that we are standing in faith. And though things may seem mysitified at the moment, may we not be afraid. For as long as we seek your face our future is in your hands. In Jesus name...Amen.
May God bless you according to your faithfulness and obedience to Him.
Love Harder. Be a Blessing.
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