Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A Leap of Faith

What a journey the past few days have been! From the Lord speaking to my heart that I am to literally drop everything and follow His lead, quitting my job and in two weeks I will be living in Kansas City, Missouri.  Wow! 
First, you have to know something about me.  I DON’T DO THIS!  I am a planner.  I like to plan parties and get-togethers months in advance.  I book plane tickets three months in advance.  I like to know what is happening next all the time.  I am not a fly by the seat of your pants kind of woman.  But God clearly said, “Take up thy cross and follow me!”  So, I’m doing it.  I’m leaving my wordly possessions behind, leaving a regular paycheck and benefits, to receive impartation and increase from the Holy Spirit. Whoooooaaa!
Some of you may read this and think I have really lost my mind.  Some of you may read this and think that I am just trying to make my own stuff happen and I shouldn’t do this.  Here is the thing. . .   I love you all, but God told me to do this and I am doing it.  So, if you do not have encouraging things to say about me following His lead, you don’t need to say anything.  I only have room for the will of God.  I understand reservations, and worrying for me.  That’s all love for me, but trust me when I tell you that this is the Holy Spirit’s guiding.  He clearly spoke and said, “Follow Me, walk in Fearless Obedience”.  A friend spoke over me once and said, “The Lord will tell you to do things, but beware people will say to you, ‘No, stop, don’t!”  If you are one of those people, before you type that email, make that phone call or send that text message, pray.  If anything, pray for God’s will in my life and financial provision.  Not my will, but thine Oh Lord, be done.
It’s been said that to get something you’ve never had before; you have to do something you’ve never done before.  Sometimes, when God tells you to do something it sounds crazy.  Think of Ezekiel, Haggai, David, Noah, and Joseph; the Lord asked them to do some outlandish things and gave them promises that seemed far fetched to those around them.  But after they did it, not only were they blessed, but so were generations after them and people around them.  Obeying the will of God has a ripple effect just as disobeying the will of God has one.  I want to be blessed going and coming and I want that to ripple out to all of you, my loved ones.  I Samuel 15:22 But Samuel replied:  “Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the Lord?  To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.  For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry.  Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you as king.”  
A friend of mine had a vision of me with the Lord and He said to her, "Obedience is better than Sacrifice". WOW!  I did not know what that meant, but I know now!  
For a long time I've been wondering what the Lord was doing with me.  I've been fasting and praying for years for the next season.  Here it is!  Staring me in the face and I just can't wait to leap off into it!  At the very beginning of my journey to this place, I was seeking the Lord for the next step.  In the midst of it I was worrying and a friend said to me, "Don't be afraid, just anticipate how God is going to move!"  People, I tell you the truth, do not be scared when the Lord asks you to make a giant leap of faith.  If He is with than you have NOTHING to fear!