Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ
Well all I can say is that over the last couple of weeks the days have flown by and I feel like I have nothing to show for it. Oh don’t get me wrong I have done things, but not the things that I wanted to get done.
I came to the realization though the other day, that if I am willing to submit and surrender everything in my day to God and ask the Holy Spirit to show me the way for the day, I would be in for a treat when I realized how the day would turn out.
You hear lots of teaching about surrendering to the Lord and letting him lead you, but what does that really look like in our lives?
I have been learning that the step by step walking with the lord is much more peaceful than trying to plan for tomorrow, which had me completely tied up in knots on the inside.
So, I put into practice this little thing in my life, when I wake up in the morning, I say good morning to the Holy Spirit, as he is the one that is my direct conduit to the Father. The Holy Spirit will tell me what is on the heart of the father for me today.
Then as the day goes on, my thoughts are always drawn back to God, and who He is, what he has done for me, I ask the Holy Spirit to bring to mind all those who are in need of specific prayer throughout the day. He is faithful and does that.
If I am willing to be open to his leading me, and I ask him to show me the divine appointments that he has set out for me, I am guaranteed to come across someone who needed some encouragement or a word from the Lord. It excites me so much to “be about my father’s business”. I love to talk to people and find out that they really needed to hear what I was speaking to them about.
I love it when the Holy Spirit shows me that someone has a need that I can fill and when I fill that need I am being a blessing to them.
The Holy Spirit is not only interested in you helping others, but also directly helping and leading you and your walk with Him. He has taught me that I can ask for a parking spot, and he will direct me to one, I have learnt to ask for direction to the right deals that would help with my family budget, and he leads me right to them. I know that he has led me to make different choices in my parenting, how I react to my husband and my friends. The list is endless on how he wants to be an integral part of our lives, if we will let him.
A strange shift has occurred within me as I surrender more of my life to him everyday, you see, my desire to be led by Him has increased, as I have come to realize that I am able to be his hands, feet and heart to those around me.
I have come to a place in my walk with the Lord where as the Psalmist said, “I hunger and thirst for more of you” because I know that I will never feel more fulfilled and content within myself, than when I am “about my father’s business”
I encourage you today; to invite the Holy Spirit in to your life, ask him to show you what he has in store for you today, ask him to lead you to the people that maybe need a word of encouragement or a smile or a hug. Maybe you are the person that would give them the cash that they need to make it through the day, maybe you are the answer to prayer that they have been praying for.
Become a risk taker, step out for God, and if you are afraid, remember that God never leaves you, never walks away from you. His desire for you to fulfill your purpose here on earth is greater than your desire to do the same thing.
My friends, surrendering to the plans of God, minute by minute will bring you more fulfillment than any other thing that you might pursue. I am not talking about anything mystical or painful when you surrender, but what I am saying is that you need to be willing to lay aside your agenda and seek the Lord’s agenda.
Ask Him to show you his perfect way for you and you will truly be the happiest person on this earth. Be sure to offer up praise to him for all the blessings that He has already poured into your life. God promises us that “He inhabits the praises of His people”.
I pray that each of you would come to the place where you are willing to surrender more and more to him each day, where you will be hungry and thirsty for more of the Holy Spirit and his presence and direction in your life.
I pray that God will bless you all indeed today
God bless you