Driving my child to school I look back in the rear view mirror and God shows me his trust as he sits in the back seat and I drive the car. He is holding his backpack playing his rubix cube and not paying attention to where I go just trusting me. Our children trust us with their life as it it should be. God handmade and designed them in our womb. Placed us all together for His plan and purpose. We were handpicked for them and they us. For all their seasons of life (baby to old) God has equipped us for them. We are to take care of them and teach them His word. Pray over them and stay close to God so He can guide us through. Then we let go when they are adults and trust we have done the best we can as the parents God helped us be with continued prayers. We trust the process and stay far enough away but close by so if they need our guidance or they need to just visit or talk on the phone to be in our presence we are there for them. A couple of years ago I said Mitch where is God can you feel Him and He said God is in your hands I feel Him in your hands. Wow that was a beautiful statement and such love that he felt God in his moms hands. He knows God is in his heart but he knows who will pray over him in an instant. This is how God wants to be to us also. That we can sit in the back seat and trust Him to drive this car and do our thing He has created us to do. We are in His hands He created us for Him and He is for Us. Just like my son trust me I should trust God. We should not worry because God loves us so much more than we love our children. That is amazing because as parents we love and will do anything for our children! Ill let Him take the wheel today and I’ll sit back and ride and let Him guide me with His hands.
“And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
The Joy of the Lord is our strength! ( Nehemiah 8:10) When David brought back the Ark of God. He had to do it with respect because the Ark carried God’s presence and when the Ark was in a place His presence was there and when the Ark was not there His presence and Glory were not there. David was bringing the Ark of God back to the city of David but he sacrificed animals every few steps and danced and played the tambourine and showed honor and respect for God’s Presence. (2 Samuel 6: 1-15) He worshiped God what God wants us to do! What he created us for! We are to get in His presence and worship Him. When Davids wife saw him coming she thought he looked like a fool because of the way he danced before everyone. She didn’t understand the Joy of God’s Presence. She didn’t want people to look at her and her husband crazy or less than. When we worship God We raise our hands and humble ourselves and not care what those Michals ( David’s wife) say. By the way Michal was rebuked for the way she acted. David had the Ark of the Lord (God’s glory)! The Joy of the Lord! You know I would have been dancing also because back then You could not live and see God. You would not survive if you touched the Ark only Priest were allowed to handle it. To be in His Presence WOW how could you not be joyful? How much more Joy should we have in us now that Jesus (Joy) (The Ark) God’s Presence) Holy Spirit resides in US! What He did for Us on the Cross! We don’t need a priest to go through anymore or an Ark to be near Gods Presence. Ask God…Fill me with You overflow me with Your Joy, Your presence remove from me sadness it’s not of You and Your in me. Let me feel you! Get your worship music on and dance like David. How much do you want to be in His Presence? How much do you want Joy (Holy Spirit) to overcome you? Holy Spirit Baptise us with your Joy! Will you look like a fool for the ones who don’t understand? Are you worried about what they think? THEY cannot fill you with Gods Presence THEY cannot release your sadness and critical heart. Only GOD can and He knows your heart. God said David is a man after my own heart. That’s how I want God to see me. After His heart! Not caring what others think. So I ask you…Where does your heart lie today? How bad do you want Joy (Holy Spirit) to overcome you?
Do not allow anybody no matter who to abort the plans God has for you. The enemy wants those plans aborted. He does not want any dreams any new revelations any gifts to be born to you. My neighbor was digging around her palm tree. I asked her what she was doing and she said I’m trying to abort the babies these palms are producing. That was such a powerful statement and sat heavy on me. Wow the devil tries to abort God’s plans over our lives all the time. So the question is how do we know when God is changing our direction or we have been attacked by the enemy? When I stay in Gods Word and we have conversation daily I can hear Him in my heart and I can feel a peace about where He plugs me in. He tells me when to step back step down or move forward. He changes my direction. When it’s the enemy it’s like a plan was disrupted and aborted and there will be a cloudiness of thinking, confusion, distress, agony, unrest, worry, anxiety, discord, restlessness, disorder everything the devil is made of. When God changes my direction it might be a little uncomfortable but there will be a knowing a peace, calmness in my Spirit, contentment, everything God is… For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people. (1 Corinthians 14:33) Jesus knew what the plans were He knew what he had to do. He chose the cross. He is Jesus… He did not have to go. Yes He was terrified He sweat blood and prayed for the cup of suffering to be taken if it was God’s will. ( Luke 22: 39-44) The angels came and strengthened Him and He knew He had to do what was planned. The devil wanted Him to abort this plan abort the baby but Jesus stayed in close contact with God didn’t quit and was strengthened. He kept moving forward and we know what happened He didn’t stay in the tomb He had risen! He didn’t let fear, people, the enemy abort the plan. We follow how Jesus did it. Stay close to God, when God says change direction you change direction. Remember the woman at the well? Jesus had to go through Samaria on His journey because He listened to God tell Him to go that direction. (John 4:1-4) changed her life and anybody she spoke too. He kept His circle of friends small and close, and He rebuked or removed anybody that spoke against ( had unbelief)God’s plan in His life.
Sometimes you might feel a pain so deep that you will not understand how to explain it and there are no words just an ache. I sometimes don’t understand why I have to wait for Gods promise or the mistreatment of others. What people do not understand they fear or will make fun of. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
(John 16:33). I heard this in my heart today. I was given a promise and for years I keep walking and not stop. I watch others receive blessings and I truly am happy for them because when others are getting there blessings than we are closer to ours. Life is not easy but I thank God I can stop where I am and just truly get in His presence and I can hear Him say I love you and I’m anointing you with more of me because of your pain that you are going through and you are faithful and my child. I say God I love you no matter who is here in my life and who is not I am yours and I trust you. Today while I felt that deep stab of pain once again (not feeling sorry for myself just walking through it) I remembered that Jesus was betrayed by the people He loved and as He looked down from the cross at people who were making fun of Him..He said God forgive them they do not know what they do and they split his clothes up between them (luke 23:34). Jesus had to go through emotional and physical turmoil to get to the anointed blessings of Freedom and Love on the other side. So God forgive them they truly do not know what they do save them and give them the freedom of how to forgive that you gave so many. I will walk through the trials of heartache to get to the other side of your anointed blessings. What we don’t understand sometimes is just because we do not see it in the natural God is behind the scenes and really all up in it in the supernatural. The devil knows something is up so he will throw things at us and whisper lies in peoples ear who are not strong enough to tell him no. He will use what he can to make us quit but God is manuevering people and things all around to how He sees fit so sometimes we will have some pain before the blessing. The enemy would love for us to give up but truly this is when we should pray harder because we are getting real close so we keep moving forward. I will leave you with this… So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
Hannah prayed so hard to be able to have a baby that she looked drunk to Eli the priest. (1 Samuel 1-28) She begged God for a baby and said she would give her baby back to God if He would just give her what she asked for. When she went home God opened her womb and she was with a child. She gave the child back to God when the child was of age. When we walk close to God and listen to Holy Spirit we know when He says go slow, go fast, rest or stop. We listen and obey so we are in sync with God our daddy and He can continue to bless us. When we pray so hard for something we have wanted for so long and God knows our hearts our desires… He knows. If your son ask for bread would you give him a stone or if he ask for a fish would you give him a snake. If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will our Father in Heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him. ( Matthew 7: 9-11) The gift God gives us is always better than what we ask if we don’t get in the way and trust Him with what He gave us. Gods ways or not our ways (Isaiah 55:8) we can’t hold on so tight to the dream He gave us because we can suffocate it and kill it and we have to be able to say this is the gift you gave me God and entrusted with me so I could take care of it and walk beside You with it and you could bless it because You were all up in it. I am here laying down this dream I prayed for so long at the alter before your throne and trusting that you have a plan for all of it, because your ways or not my ways they are so much higher and I just might might kill this dream with my own flesh. I trust when You say now its time to hand me back this dream I gave you just like Hannah handed back her child You gave her. I will give it back willingly and when you say stop and rest I will stop and rest because you are going to birth a new dream and gift in my life that is better than the last. That I never truly imagined I could have. The last one was awesome it was great but this one you have no clue how I’m fixing to bless your socks off, but I’m asking something hard of you says God give Me back that child that dream you prayed sweat and tears for. Trust me see how I blessed Hannah with many children and her first born she gave back to me see how He was blessed His whole life by me. I took care of Him better than Hannah could have. Don’t hold on too tight to what I give you its Mine first. Allow me to grow you, bless you, and give you a new birth.
David had been training with stones and a slingshot killing predators and keeping his sheep alive from his youth. Why would He put on SOMEONE elses armour and SOMEONE elses weapons to claim the next bigger prize if that is not what God had been training and preparing him with. Use what God has been training YOU with not what God has been training SOMEONE else with. Use YOUR armour God gave YOU. The next journey, season, level will be in the same category but bigger. Use YOUR gifts YOUR personality YOUR training be who God created YOU to be. How can He ever work with YOU and give YOU oppurtunities if YOUR always trying to be someone He never intended YOU to be.