The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14
The above verse was part of a sermon I listened to recently, and ever since I can’t seem to get it out of my mind. I am learning so much about this principle lately.
In a day and age where instant is “king”, our family is determined to choose the path less traveled and let the Lord guide and direct us. We have made decisions to let Him set the pace, even when it’s terribly uncomfortable. We have remained still when most would run. We have moved ahead when many would’ve said it was crazy. We are living in something I once heard referred to as “the upside- down Kingdom”. That place where God moves in a way that seems opposite to logic. I believe it’s really the realm of the supernatural.
The thought of supernatural always makes me laugh a little, because what’s supernatural to us is natural to the Father, so it makes sense that His ways would look much different than ours.
He moves in mysterious ways, but sometimes our logic and lack of faith hinder that movement. I truly believe many of us could live much different lives if we learned how to better release our logical thought and just believe Him. I believe what He says. I don’t need to think it through or figure out how it can happen. If He says something, then it’s totally up to Him how it happens. I just need to look for places to partner with His word.
In this season of transition, I have really learned a new level of peace. Several times lately, I would begin to feel panic knock at the door of my heart, but instead of entertaining it, I would immediately look to Daddy and ask, “How do you want me to walk out this day?” Every single time, He would give me a completely different thing to do, and most often it involved going out and having fun. He kept telling me to treat this in between season as a vacation.
I couldn’t believe it, but He was actually telling me to have some fun! The fact that it’s summer vacation had eluded me because of everything that needed to be done, but there He was reminding me where my greatest areas of investment are, my family.
Will you join me on the road less traveled? Will you dare to dream and then release those dreams completely so the Master Architect can construct things in a way that brings those dreams to life? It’s so worth it.
Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
I will praise the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1