I was reading through an old journal from 2009 and thought I’d share this sweet time with my Father in hopes that what you read will minister to you as it has to me.
“This is a new day and a new month. It is time to stop putting off and start running the course with patient endurance, focused on me, listening and obeying my voice. Even when what I direct you to do makes no sense to your human understanding, you must obey my direction.
“I will help you focus on task. You don’t have to think back on all the times you failed, because this time, you will get your direction from me. As Joshua walked around the city for 6 days and on the 7th day he marched 7 times and shouted and blew the trumpets, even when it made no sense, he followed my orders, He trusted my plan.
“Think about this, Joshua had never seen a battle, nor did he know what to do. That’s how it has to be with you. Don’t try to do it in yourself or by your previous knowledge or experience. Lean not on your own understanding but in all your ways, acknowledge Me and I will direct your steps.
“Do you see that with Joshua, each battle had different strategies for taking that particular city? And that even the spoils were taken differently? So shall it be that each day when you rise, I will give you the strategy to overcome your enemies that day. You will not go with yesterdays plans, but daily you will hear my voice and obey for that day the direction I give you.
“Each morning will prepare you for what you will face that day and give the victory for the days battle. Only do not think that the plans will be the same, for this is not only a lesson in obedience, but in trust.
“I have surely heard the cry of your heart and I say to you, the only way to have that kind of relationship, that closeness you desire, is to deny yourself, take up your cross daily and follow me. When you seek me with all your heart you will find me, that’s a promise. And if you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the fruit of the land of plenty and dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”