For the past few days, I have stepped back in order to spend time with the Lord to draw closer for myself and for my family. The Lord has been kind to share His heart with me, and my prayer is that I have wisdom to hold what He has spoken as a secret and to release only what He allows me to release.
For the past few days, I have heard the Lord say, "Watch and pray. Watch and pray."
There is a battle over your hearing. Your hearing is critical right now. Your obedience is just as critical.
God has shown me a great contending taking place right now in the body of Christ - a contending for what rightfully belongs to the children of God as their inheritance as legitimate sons and daughters and joint heirs with Christ.
Two phrases that I hear over your season of contending: Think it not strange [do not be surprised]. Count it all joy.
"Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial that has come upon you, as though something strange were happening to you." 1 Peter 4:12, Berean
"Consider it a great joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you experience various trials," James 1:2
If you could only see that which is producing and developing during this season. Soon you will see.
God is breaking through for you.
"The breaker goes up before them. They break through the gate, and go out. And their king passes on before them, with the LORD at their head." Micah 2:13
As the Lord goes before you, He is releasing great strength and endurance, strategy, and measures of wisdom.
The Lord is releasing words of confirmation and comfort during this season of contending.
"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not" Galatians 6:9
The enemy will do whatever he can to move you from the place of hearing God's voice and receiving the strategy and wisdom that God has all intention on releasing to you in this season. The Lord has words of wisdom and revelation that will break you through your season.
I received two words of wisdom directly from the Father's heart earlier this week. Both of them gave me next steps.
The Lord has NEXT STEPS and INSTRUCTION that He wants to give you to bring clarity in your current situations. Many are sitting at the feet of Jesus asking for next steps. I hear phrases like, "What do I do, Lord?" "What do you want me to do, Lord?" "Where do I go, Lord?" "How do you want me to move, Father?"
Draw close. Stay close. You will receive your NEXT STEPS. He desires to share them with you more than you desire to receive them. As He gives them to you, don't be afraid to take them.
"And whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear this command behind you: “This is the way. Walk in it."" Isaiah 30:21
As sure as He is behind you, He is before you. God is breaking through for you.
Intentionally begin to seek the Lord for NEXT STEPS, and position yourself to hear. The Lord is giving you next steps.
"The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives." Psalm 37:23, New Living
"He guards the steps of His faithful ones…" 1 Samuel 2:9, Berean
Watch and Pray. The way has already been made. Your steps have already been ordered. The Lord has already gone before you through the gates.