God – You Did!


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Hi Everybody!

Honor-HimWooohoooooooo it’s the final day of the Fast for me! The whole journey has been rather surreal for me. I remember going to church last night because we were praying throughout the 21 Day Daniel Fast so it was holding a prayer service, and as people were praying for their needs, I literally saw a cloud of smoke hovering the entire congregation and it filled the entire room and I knew it was the presence of God because this wasn’t the first time I’d seen this happen.

Exodus 33:10

All the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the tabernacle door, and all the people rose and worshiped, each man in his tent door.

People of God, the presence of God is tangible from my experience. It was a fearful sight for me, because that is when you realize that you’ve entered into a place that is considered the Holy of Holies. I remember feeling like I was just trembling throughout the prayer session and what I can say is that when you enter into that Holy place, you can’t joke around in that presence. I believe that the same God who walked with the Isralites like a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night is able to make His presence known to those who reverentially fear Him. As I meditate today, I feel in my spirit that the Lord wants people to know that the Lord will lead you in the night time and in the day time with knowledge, instruction, direction from the Light that comes from His Word. All you have to do is watch Him lead and you follow as you walk by faith and not by sight.

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Exodus 13:21

And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night.

 

I’m expecting a new move of God this year. What took years to be established will take days if not hours to be fulfilled. There is indeed a quickening in the spirit so don’t give up on what you are praying for is my encouragement today. God will show you the road in which you should travel if you just put your trust in Him today.

Nehemiah 9:12

Moreover You led them by day with a cloudy pillar, And by night with a pillar of fire, To give them light on the road Which they should travel.

Nehemiah 9:19

Yet in Your manifold mercies You did not forsake them in the wilderness. The pillar of the cloud did not depart from them by day, To lead them on the road; Nor the pillar of fire by night, To show them light, And the way they should go.
God will not leave you in the wilderness if you just allow Him to take you by the Hand and allow Him to lead you in the right direction, is what I’m hearing in my spirit right now as I’m typing this.
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This word that is in my spirit right now is to encourage you as it is also an encouragement to myself. There are moments I wonder whether I am heading in the right direction as I sometimes am filled with anxiety wondering if I’m still following Him. There are moments where the road seems a bit blurry and you need that reassurance that you are walking in the right direction. Throughout the fast God has been telling me to not lean on my own understanding and to follow Him as He directs my path (Proverbs 3:5-7). Sometimes we operate by presumption, assuming we know where we ought to go…but that level of presumption can lead you astray if you are not careful. We can’t rely on our own understanding to get to where God wants us to be so we have to humble ourselves and allow Him to direct the path and He will make it clear for you. I pray that the journey ahead of all of us will be made clear and that in whatever we do, we must do it for the glory of God to be revealed to His lost sheep.
May the peace of God follow you throughout the year everybody!

I feel like celebrating the end of this fast with a song by J.Moss (feat. James Fortune) called You Did. May this Song bless your spirit today Everybody!

“I’ll Follow, You Lead”


 

Hi Everybody!

Today is a short contemplation. I was thinking about what it means to follow out of obedience as oppose to just doing your own thing. Sometimes we do things thinking we know better but when we get stuck, we stop and ask for directions do we not? When you’re walking down a familiar street and turn into a road that you have not travelled along before, you begin to feel hesitant to venture forth because you have no idea where that road leads. This is a normal reaction and I find that it is  always comforting to have a friend show you a place that you have never been before because you automatically trust that they know where they are going. In the same way, when we’ve done all the things we know how to do by our own abilities and levels of understanding since we are so used to the familiar, travelling into unchartered territory can be quite nerve wrecking if you lack clear direction of where a road leads. This is the point where we must seek God and ask Him to lead us and we (in obedience) will follow Him because He, just like a friend, already knows what’s ahead of us and all we have to do is follow His Lead.

God is the unfailing GPS in our lives. When we seek to step out into new territory, we do so by the guidance of the Holy Spirit. If the Holy Spirit guides you to a place, He already knows the way and all you have to do is be willing and obedient to follow His direction. If God can take you too it, He is surely able to walk you through it. It isn’t easy all the time to trust in that which we cannot see as much as trusting that which we do see, but when you follow with your heart and yield to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the way is definitely made sure and you will reach your destination just like Abraham did until you are called to move again. So today, if you are struggling with indecision to follow the voice of God that is telling you to move out of your comfort zone and into your promised land, seek God and repent of fear and disobedience and decide to move and walk by faith and not by sight. When you start to operate by faith, all the things you feared will become nothing to you because you have an unfailing GPS which is the Holy Spirit that will guide you to where you are supposed to go. The Holy Spirit knows the way, you just have to speak by faith and say “I’ll Follow, You Lead”.  

I have a song here that’s from the movie Sister Act. I’m sure you may know this song but it’s called I will Follow Him. I thought it appropriate since it’s up beat and very uplifting for today. It always makes me smile when I hear this song. May it bless you today Everybody!

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Scriptures to Meditate

2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Psalm 23:6
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever. 

Psalm 63:8
My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.

Proverbs 21:21
He who follows righteousness and mercy Finds life, righteousness, and honor.

Matthew 4:19
Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”

Matthew 8:22
But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”

Matthew 9:9
[ Matthew the Tax Collector ] As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him.

Matthew 10:38
And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me

Matthew 16:24
[ Take Up the Cross and Follow Him ] Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.

Matthew 19:21
Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

Matthew 19:28
So Jesus said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

John 8:12
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

John 10:27
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

John 12:26
If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.

  

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