26 January 2011

The road may curve

Often we feel called to pray about something and in the process we assume we know how God will bring about what He has asked to pray for. 

I know He has asked me to pray for peace, in my own life and in the life of our church.  This morning, as I was journaling, however, He shared the following word, reminding me that I should not presume to know how that peace will appear, or what the path will look like.

Sometimes the only way to peace is through.
Not by standing but by moving.
I, even I, overturned tables to restore Godly order.
Yes I call you to pray for peace, but don’t assume to know how you will arrive there.
As long as My people continue to walk around the mountains that rise up, they will circle forever.
I am calling you to climb over them, and often, yes to simply plow through.
You need to move through to be through, finished, done with the struggle.
So pray then, for courage, surrender and total dependence on what I can do.

Again the one who looked like a man touched me and gave me strength. “Do not be afraid, you who are highly esteemed,” he said. “Peace! Be strong now; be strong.”  When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Speak, my lord, since you have given me strength.”  Daniel 10:18-19 NIV


Michele Chastain said...

This is something I needed to read today. God is so good.

Alida said...

What a great word... I needed to hear it today. Thanks for the reminder that we may not always know exactly how the peace will appear or what the path will look like getting there.

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