“God works in mysterious ways.” We hear that phrase frequently. Usually it’s when we can’t understand what Yehovah is doing, or make sense of why things are like they are. And sometimes it’s when something unexpectedly good happens out of a bad situation.
Although it’s not a quote from the scriptures, it is scriptural:
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9
But typically, when we throw something in the “mysterious” category, we leave it there. We chalk it up to never being able to understand God’s ways. But in doing so, we miss what he would like to reveal to us.(more…)
Have you ever had someone give you a scripture saying they believe the Lord wants to use it to speak to you, yet it doesn’t seem to fit anywhere in your life? Hold it. I mean literally hold onto it – write it down, log it, memorize it.
I have a wonderful friend who has often done this for me. At times, the scripture or insight exactly fits with what I’m facing. Other times we talk through it and can’t seem to connect the dots. But I know she is a woman of God gifted in intercession and speaking into my life and others’. So I hold on to it.
One such scripture was Isaiah 30:21:
With your ears you will hear a word from behind you: “This is the way; stay on it, whether you go to the right or the left.”
What would you learn if you could listen to God’s heart? What would you hear if you could put your ear against the wall of the throne room? What would you see if you could peer into the Holy of Holies?
A few years ago, as part of my job responsibilities, I was handed a project that would temporarily dominate my life, requiring early mornings and late nights. One of the things that had to flex was my daily devotional time. I would barely have time for meals and a full night’s sleep.
Frustrated, I decided I would somehow at least spend a few minutes each day alone with Yeshua. Unfortunately, those few ended up being the very last minutes of the day as I got my first break just before falling asleep each night. With no energy left, I would close my eyes and with nothing to give and no requests, I would practically fall into Yeshua’s arms and soak in true rest until I fell asleep. (more…)