Do you ever lose your way?
Do you ever wonder if you are on the right path?
Do you ever question the dream you are following; the work you have chosen; the destiny or calling upon your life?
Do you ever question your faith journey?
Well… the last several weeks I have. With all the above!
My four passions are: First, knowing God the Father, Jesus His Son, and the Holy Spirit our Counselor in the most profound depth and intimacy possible. Secondly, loving my family well. Thirdly, helping people fulfill their calling, dream, destiny, vision, mission or divine assignments. Lastly, completely fulfilling my own destiny.
I have many times in prayer in the last few days asked Father God to make perfectly clear what His direction is for me. I have asked that He make it unmistakable and that He speak to me in a way that I knew beyond any doubt whatsoever that it was from HIM.
Yesterday, this was at my feet as I opened my car door.
Then one day later, after praying, worshiping, fasting, and reading throughout my Bible for hours, I asked God for ONE WORD.
I have this favorite place I go below the mountains to walk for an hour and a half and I talk with God there and I listen. I sensed a calling to go there this afternoon.
I prayed that common prayer: “Father, all my life is yours. What is on YOUR heart? What is it I can do for YOU? What is the ONE WORD you have for me?
As I walked mile after mile, I felt Him so very near. I thanked Him for His goodness and His faithfulness throughout my entire life. I revisited some desperate times; some impossible chapters in my life — where He ultimately met me and came through for me. I reminisced about the wonderful rewards and gifts that came through hard work, commitment, and perseverance (and His grace). I thought back over a lifetime of living by faith and clearly Father God was good, true, kind — a way-maker where there seemed to be no way — merciful, powerful, awesome, majestic and at times beyond full comprehension.
AND HE ALWAYS PROVED FAITHFUL IN EVERYTHING!
Yet still, I longed for that ONE CLEAR WORD from Him today. The Bible says when we seek Him with all our heart we will find Him. I had read that verse this very morning in the book of Jeremiah. As I walked further, I longed to encounter Him. Unmistakably.
There is a side path I will often take on my walk. About ninety-percent of the time I take this detour. But today, I felt this almost imperceptible nudge. “Stay on the road. Do not veer off the path.” It’s amazing how succinctly a surrendered heart can hear God’s voice.
A few steps down the road after I passed the alternative route, I came upon this at my feet…..
The one word I had asked for. Direct. Clear. Profound. “DREAM”
ONE WORD from FATHER GOD changes EVERYTHING.
On the other side of the rock, a white piece of paper was attached. It explained that these rocks are intentionally placed across America to bring encouragement to people.
Was I encouraged? My dancing and singing must have given it away!
Jesus is affectionately known as The Rock.
Pray. Look. Listen. Be patient. You never know what Father God might say.
HE SEES US! HE LOVES US. HE SPEAKS TO US…
“Man does not live by bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)
Any time taken with the Bible, worship, prayer, fasting, and seeking Father God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength is always worth it.