After a rough 14 days of the 21 day prayer journey for miraculous relationships, I may be getting to a place of perspective and strategic forward motion. While I have not participated to the letter as outlined, I have read the daily information and used them as additional input for my own thoughts and prayers as I seek God for miraculous relationships. Today’s centering thought particularly struck a cord in me: ‘ I see through the eyes of my soul.’
Today I finally got the opportunity to sit, be still and shut up (a new Reverend Gigi-ism). Shut off all the noise in my space and really committed to listen for and to God. In the process I pulled out some old journal (and WISE notes) and here is the crux of what I gleaned as I listened to and for God.
The prevailing notion, question, struggle evidenced in my writings and spiritual study since 2010 (the release and launch year) is that of TRANSITION: where to now, what or how to now, and who now.
This is what I heard God say:
Out of the wilderness and into the promised land, my preferred place of blessing for you.
2.) What/how to now?
It’s about faith and courage. New levels, new devils require new tools and strategies (spiritual and temporal). A new mindset and deeper wisdom is required.
In this land it will take courage to use (exercise) your faith. More accountability comes with living in the promised land. Abundance does not come from heaven when you are in the promised land. There has to be a development of attributes, skill sets and abilities. The principle of tithes then offerings then investments is non-negotiable.
Two areas that God has been pushing (training, whipping, exposing) me in over the last two years are financial freedom and personal relationship fulfillment. He says that I must not go back to the wilderness wandering consumer mentality of needing God to provide just enough (manna) but rather to live (fully embrace) as conquer, warrior, producer of wealth, moving in God’s favor and influence.
The immediate work is to move from the mindset of anxious, doubting, fearful and rejected girlfriend to calm and confident wife. He says that I must now walk in Godly confidence understanding that it is not about me but his plan and will for our lives together. He reveals situations for me to pray about, not flounder in fear and frustration. Pray from position of authority and knowledge of God’s word and character. Training ground.
Joshua is the example and role model for me to study.
When God spoke he obeyed.
His success– pray, study, read God’s word. Building faith comes from meditating on God’s word (written and rhema)
His faith– need God for things I cannot do for myself
His guidance– led by LISTENING to God
His role as a leader– confident in God’s strength, courage in the face of opposition, willing to seek God’s advise (ready to listen), and willing to move quickly when God gives instructions.
I can only move forward into the promised land with faith and courage.