Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Road In The Desert by Nina Keegan


 "Forget about what's happened; don't keep going over old history. 
Be alert, be present. I'm about to do something brand-new. It's bursting out! Don't you see it? There it is! I'm making a road through the desert, rivers in the wastelands.
ISAIAH 43:18-19

What does God mean when he says he’s making roads through the desert…?

In my time with the Lord I feel like he was showing me that when you’re looking at a desert, it’s an extremely vast and open wasteland with no roads, no landmarks, there is nothing to point the way…every where you look it’s empty.. it’s endless... If we were set down in the middle of a desert; we would had absolutely no way of knowing which way to go… We could be aimlessly walking in an infinite circle without really even knowing it...going absolutely nowhere...

  But God always makes a way!  When he says he’s making a road through the desert… That is him giving us a highway, a path to follow, he’s giving us a way out of desolation ..he’s giving us a plan and a road to follow that leads towards victory.. a road that leads us out of our aimless meandering, one that gives us  clear direction and it gives us a purpose!

  The Bible says that God will make our paths clear, God says he will direct and order our every step, he says that he will make the crooked places straight… 

 When God gives us a road in the middle of nowhere… When he gives us the clear and definitive direction when we are lost, we will never have to wander aimlessly again!

What causes our aimless wandering?  Are we continuously going over old history… Are we rehearsing the bad things, the old memories, the old hurts, and pains from our lives… The Bible says we are to forget about what has happened in the past.. leave it all behind and do not look back!  

God is our Almighty God and Father, He knows the wrongs that we each have suffered, he knows the ones that have caused us pain. He understands the hurts of our hearts and souls. He knows the injustices we’ve endured. God knows the memories that we rehearse and play out like an old movie or a broken record… He knows that we long for justification, He knows the reminding of the hurtful words that the enemy keeps whispering in our ears.
He knows the minimizing and dismissiveness of another person towards us… He knows our besetting sins...he knows it all! guilt, shame, condemnation..

We must forgive, forget, and surrender ... ALL!

The ought and bitterness is causing us to wander aimlessly, to lose our direction and focus on Christ Jesus,  it causes our footing to slip and we subsequently veer off the right path! 

The Bible says to release it all...we can give it all to God, we can cast our cares and be fully free to see what God is doing; the brand new thing he longs to do in our lives!  We must ask God to interrupt our thinking patterns and our meandering..We must decide that we indeed have the mind of Christ and through him and the authority he has given us, we have the power to stop rehearsing and regurgitating old history!

We must be determined to think on the things that God thinks, our thoughts should be his thoughts ... when we are tempted to complain, let’s praise him and thank him for healing up our past hurts and wounds… say things that aren’t as though they are until what we are standing for has manifested! Speak life! 

 God wants to do a new thing, he wants to give us a way out, he wants to give us a clear path and a new roadway in the middle of our vast desert’s… It’s time… It’s time to start declaring victory.

The Bible says it’s bursting forth can we not perceive it… It is not God’s will for you to miss the target...

We are to be polished arrows in the hands of the Lord… We must ask God to set us down on the roadway that he has made clear for us to have a way out, this road way to victory, this road way to success and freedom from all of the past hurts.. this road way that leads straight to the purpose and will of God for our lives… 

It’s time for “necessary endings”!

It’s time to put the past in the past where it belongs, it’s time to leave it all behind... it is necessary for all the old ways to end so that we can see and obtain the brand new thing that God is doing!

It is a new day..behold, behold! what we used to find esteem from (in the flesh) will fade away..our past sins and failures have no authority to identify us any further.. we can release both of these false identities today to our Lord and’s redemption time! 

  The Bible says in Philippians that we must press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God through Jesus Christ is calling us…...

We can never even be participants in this race unless we are on the road… The right road God has made for us in the middle of our deserts.. the road that leads us out and straight towards the finish line…

Are you on the right path..?

Heavenly Father in the mighty name of Jesus we ask you to help us to be released from the past.. prune from us any and all attachments to past hurts, failures, and sins. We release our past to you and turn towards our futures in you, we will reach for what lies ahead, show us the vision and the road you have for us ... we thank you father.. in Jesus powerful name we pray! 
  God bless you all!

Psalm 25:4-5
Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day. 
James 1:5
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him
Psalm 5:8
O LORD, lead me in Your righteousness because of my foes; Make Your way straight before me. 
Psalm 27:11
Teach me Your way, O LORD, And lead me in a level path Because of my foes. 
Psalm 31:3
For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name's sake You will lead me and guide me. 
Psalm 61:1-2
Hear my cry, O God; Give heed to my prayer. From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 
Psalm 86:11
Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name. 
Psalm 143:8
Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul. 
Psalm 43:3
O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your dwelling places.

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