Following God

new yorkI’m not going to say I’m an expert, but I know when God is leading me to do something and right now I cannot seem to get NY out of my mind. I’m not going to say I’m moving back, but I am going to say, that I feel it’s time to take a trip. So right now I am thinking about taking a two-week trip. With no door opening here,  I have the time.

My life has always been about following the prompting of the Lord. Perhaps a divine appointment awaits me in New York City. You never know. All I know is I can’t shake New York, so I think to NY I will go! 😉

I’m excited. Sitting here just looking is not getting it. God is up to something and God is ALWAYS about movement!

John 2:5

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5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

Accepting God’s Will

beach-surrenderI have two visions that God gave me years ago and when I tell you it’s been difficult, it’s not been easy. But with time and after may confirmations I came to the place of acceptance. Did I doubt at times? Yes, I did. Did I go back to God and ask if he had really spoken? Yes, I did. But after a certain point, I had to accept what God had revealed to me.

I don’t think God get’s upset if we need to ask him again, to a point. But after He has made it clear, doubt and unbelief become a sin! God understands that circumstances make us wonder. But once we allow ourselves to become impregnated with that God thing there should be no more doubt.

Doubt and unbelief are a sin.  Just imagine how annoyed we would become if we told someone (provided you are a person of your word) we were going to do something in a couple of weeks and they kept asking us if we were going to do it? It would get on our nerves. Well, I think that is why God emphasizes faith and and dislikes doubt. Doubt grieves he heart of God.

Sometimes we don’t understand the plan of God, we don’t like the plan of God and we may not want the plan of God now. But God’s plan is good and unless we are God Jr., we need to just say “yes Lord”!

Vacillating about something God has said? It may have to do with acceptance and surrender. Once you go to Him and say, “I accept your will” and mean it, every thing will fall in place. That could be the reason you don’t have it yet. You haven’t said “YES”.

Matthew 6:10

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10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.

 

Moving Beyond God’s Revealed Will

stormOne of the most dangerous things you can do is to move past God’s revealed will. What I’m talking about is stepping past what God has already shown you and doing your own thing. If you don’t believe it, just read the book of Jonah.

God instructed Jonah, gave him an assignment and he disobeyed and ended up in the belly of a fish. And then he still ended up doing exactly what God said to do. God created the fish in order for Jonah to learn the lesson of obedience. But not only do we have to do what God says do, but there is another lesson as well. When God says NO, we must learn to back up and leave it alone, no matter how much we want something or someone.

I was chatting with an acquaintance online and she shared a dream in which God clearly was telling her no. The truth is she has had other dreams like this in the past, but I guess God wanted to remind her so that she could avoid a heartache. As I already knew, God was saying no. And then the dream came at the end of a fast, so the Lord wanted her to have clarity.

But for some reason, I don’t think she is going to heed the”no” of God. I think her desires are overtaking the voice of God. But if we allow that to happen, there will be a consequence. But when we do that, we have no one to blame but ourselves. You can’t blame God, and you can’t blame anyone else involved either. To go beyond God’s revealed will means the consequences are on you.

I pray that this person heeds God’s voice. I had a dream about her and things did not end well. I can see it happening now only because she refuses o listen to God. Remember, if we try to make God’s “no” a yes, get ready for the storm.

Jonah 1:3-4

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3 But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went aboard and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord.

4 Then the Lord sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up.