Many years ago the Lord sent me to a ministry called Ellel in Farnham, Surrey. There I learned a lot of things including how jesus gathered the people together, taught them, healed them and fed them. Simple as….!!!
I had gone to bed last night after going back on the front line in an area of sensitive ministry. Throughout the night, I sensed I was praying for protection and confirmation that this next appointment was of God ie that I wasn’t risking my life for a new thing and one that God had not ordained or directed.
This morning I awoke from my sleep at 5:00 am and was listening for the word for the day from Father – as I do – spiritual cup in hand. I wandered into my recently remodeled kitchen to make a cup of tea. As I waited for the kettle to boil and what he might say to me today, I thought I would organize one of the shelves in the kitchen. As I lifted up the layers of fresh tablecloths, napkins and kitchen stuff, a book marker is lying at the bottom. I pick it up. It is from one of my teaching days at Ellel . It has my name on it. It says
Do not be afraid for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name and you are mine. Isaiah 43:1.
How wonderful is that? This is how our Father speaks, has spoken to me, directed me and comforted me throughout the years. His word is like a balm to my soul. A covert in the wind. A watering of any dry ground. When the arms of flesh fail (indeed if flesh should fail), then I know that we have nothing to fear. I know that I am his and he is mine and because He said so!! He said that if we seek Him, we will find Him.
I have found that to be so and so today counsel and encourage you and as an evangelist will say :
Seek the Lord whilst he may be found call upon him whilst he is near. He is a just God and if we turn to him in a day or time of trouble, He will have mercy and pardon us abundantly.
Isaiah 55:6-7 (and summarized)
Father, thank you for your word. It is like a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Lord I declare today that your word concerning me is forever settled in heaven. Thank you because you are my covering, my blanket, my shelter in the storm. You take away doubt and fear and you call us to trust in you.
Lord your word says that as the rain and snow comes down from heaven and goes not back up…but does the thing it was a sent to do ie water the earth.. so it is with your word concerning us. It will not go back to you empty, but it shall accomplish that which you had purposed for it to do soooh long ago …..and it shall prosper in whatever way you have sent it.
Lord as we all negotiate this very difficult climate, we want to be where you are, to go only where you send. Father we want your word in us, to be used of you and for your glory.
Thank you for your word today and for your constant confirmation of your love and thoughts towards me/us.
May the reader be blessed and similarly watered as they chart their own course ‘In You’ . We know that nothing can separate us from you , nor take away who we are to you. Your promises stand. You will and are, an ever present help in our time of need.
Your loving daughter