- Jim Corbett
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“Because things seem relatively quiet and there are no visible signs of the war near you, do not begin to believe that the enemy is at rest. Do not be lulled into complacency. Make sure that you use any time of quiet as opportunities to fortify your defenses. Help others do the same. Do what is necessary to bring fellow warriors to a place of intimacy with Me. Encourage the discouraged and help them strengthen their resolve. Above all, seek Me with all of your heart. I am holding back warring fronts so that you can receive what is necessary to overcome the next wave of attack.
"Use this time wisely. I am the source for your strength. I am the One holding the instructions and the wisdom to guide you around any obstacles that will be in your coming battles. I will refresh you while We talk. Remember that Jesus has already destroyed any hope of victory for the evil one. You, however, have been called to show that victory to those who cannot see because of the darkness initiated by that defeated foe. You must bring My light to the darkness. Rebuild now. Renew your strength. Prepare wisely in times of quiet. Prepare from a place on My lap and at My table. Soon it will all be over. For now, much needs to be done.”
Joshua 7:13 AMP
Up, sanctify (set apart for a holy purpose) the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow; for thus says the Lord, the God of Israel; There are accursed things in the midst of you, O Israel, you can not stand before your enemies until you take away from among you the things devoted [to destruction].
Mark 6:30-32 NIV
30) The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught.
31) Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
32) So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.
Many in the church of Jesus Christ have little understanding of their purpose for living or God’s plan for the lives of those who have come to Him through Jesus. Their focus is so directed towards the golden streets, that everything else is nothing more than a fuzzy blur in their peripheral vision on their journey home.
Those, who understand that truth only comes from seeking truth from the Source of truth, know better than to eliminate the current obligations and replace them with future promises. God is in the process of concluding His plan for our generation. He has shown us that every member of every previous generation had a part in His plan. Everyone had and has a purpose for being born.
Imagine one moment in time when simple fishermen had their lives totally changed by responding to a voice from the shore heralding them to drop their nets and follow. Once they took that first step out of the boat, there was no turning back. Every moment from that specific response on was used to define, understand, and walk through a plan other than their own plans. They were on God’s road, not their own.
So it is with us. We have been heralded by that same voice to walk on a road that is strewn with challenges, obstacles, and enemy strategies. That road is not one that we have chosen, but one that has been chosen for us.
To navigate that road properly, it makes sense that we need to seek the One Who has the only accurate map, One Who has an understanding of how to navigate that road and triumph over anything that would hinder our progress. To do anything else would be foolishness.
Show me Your way, Lord,