It is imperative that we ask for direction!
We’ve all been there before, when we are going somewhere we haven’t been before. A birthday party in a remote location. A baby shower ridiculously far away or even a wedding in a place you haven’t even heard of.
I hope, like me, you do the smart thing and get out your sat nav! Seriously, to not do so would be ridiculous right? However, how many of us don’t get out the say nav thinking we can get there on our own!
Acts 1:24 gives us clear instructions and an example of how the early church sought God through prayer on key decisions, why? Because only God knows the heart of man and He knows the beginning and the end of any matter!
“Then they all prayed, “O Lord, you know every heart. Show us which of these men you have chosen” (NLT).
The amplified version gives us an even better understanding – “They prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know all hearts [their thoughts, motives, desires], show us which one of these two You have chosen” (AMP).
You may have a decision to make today, this week/month, by the end of this year or even next year. Don’t feel anxious about it, to do so would be to diminish the finished work of the cross, Gods love for you and your access to the Holy Spirit.
A major topic to ask the Holy Spirit about is – Relationships. Come on!!! It’s a no brainier! More than 80% of the reasons for people being depressed, downcast and emotionally distraught is due to poor relationships! Do me a favour, actually do yourself a favour! If you want to have a good life and you want to get married! Choose your spouse well! And you can only do that by asking the Holy Spirit “WHO”?
– God will never allow you to walk into a revolving door
– God will never allow you to walk into a closed door
– God will never allow you to walk into a door only for you to fall as the door closes behind you!
This week’s WD (weekly devotional) is taken from Deuteronomy 1:6 NKJV
“The LORD our God spoke to us in Horeb, saying: ‘You have dwelt long enough at this mountain.”
Heavenly Father, I ask that we go into Your word today, you help us to realize the importance of seeking You for any movement and then acting on what You say.
Pick up your bag and move, leave! Is it that simple? Of course not, it’s difficult, it requires a strength and courage that you probably haven’t mustered up before. Most importantly it requires the backing of the Holy Spirit.
The children of Israel had been moving around under the leadership of Moses. At one point Moses addressed Israel and explained/ reminded them that God had said, they had stayed where they were for too long and it was time to pick up their things and move on. Moses went on to tell them that God had set up a place for them for them to occupy.
Now imagine how they were feeling. They were tired, they had been moving around quite a bit, they were probably hungry and thirsty and we all know the children of Israel did complain quite a bit! However, Moses was reminding them that God has a special place for them!!! A better place than where they were currently.
They had stayed long enough at that mountain.
What mountain is in your life that you just need to move past? Are you waiting for God to crush your mountain so you can move?
What has God been telling you to do? Has He told you to pick up your things and move on? Has He told you to change career paths, to change your environment, change your friends? Has He been telling you to change your attitude, your approach to something. Has He told you to move away from that relationship?
God wants you to occupy the place He has set up for you. The place He promised you. He really does want to give it to you. But you have to go, pick up your feet and move to where it is.
Yes, there are miracles that drop in our laps so to speak, but there are also miracles that require us to demonstrate a love for Christ in terms of our faith and trust in Him. Most importantly trusting in the fact that He that promised is faithful.
Ask God to increase your faith. Ask God to help you believe. Ask the Holy Spirit to grant you grace, strength and courage to move forward and occupy. It’s not easy, but it would be a shame not to see what is on the other side, the awesomeness He has promised you.
He has something for you, will you stretch out to receive it?