Thursday, March 22, 2012

Walking Out the Vision and Plan of the Lord

Today are you seeking God before each encounter or step in His plans for you? Do you know His strategy and timing for each encounter? Today we are overwhelmed by what everyone is telling us the Lord is saying or doing. There is no shortage of books, conferences or web-casts. God however, has another way for He desires to have an ongoing encounter with us to give us His specific strategy and timing for the assignments He has for us.

Joshua and the people of Israel were victorious in battle when they sought God's direction and strategy before every encounter or battle. Josh 5:13-15 highlights Joshua's encounter with the Commander of the Lord's army. Joshua's question "What does my lord say to his servant?" is what we need to know more than anything else.

When you examine the pattern set out for Israel you will see that consecration, humility, and encounter with God, then obedience to His plan are the steps to victory. Without these Israel was defeated at AI, entered into covenant alliances that were not of God and failed to take all of the land before Joshua's death.

This will require you to spend significant time with God in adoration of His majesty. It will require you to not glory in your victories, gifts, status or call but in Him alone. 1Chr. 29:11 "Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all." God has the plan, power, provision and alliances which, when initiated in His timing, will bring forth the results that He desires.

Wayne Newcomb serves on the advisory council of the CrossFire International Alliance and is also the founder of Abba's Glory Ministry and Abba's Glory Bible Institute

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