“Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia. After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit did not permit them. So passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas. And a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him, saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” Now after he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go to Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them,” Acts 16:6-10, NKJV.
If HE is LORD over our lives, we must be willing to change course and follow the light.
Most of the times it may seem like we are walking backwards, because what we are now moving into is so different from what we have been doing for our KING.
However, as we take one step after another into this different dimension, the eyes of our understanding begin to be enlightened and a refreshing wind begins to blow.
HE IS LORD! We must never forget that and quit fighting with HIM about the changes HE is introducing in our walk with HIM.
HIS plans are to order our steps, even in the smallest details of our lives. HE is the One Who personally designed our fingerprints.
HE chose the color of our eyes. HE numbered the hairs on our heads. What a doting and loving ABBA we have!
I waited on The LORD; this is what I heard:
“My Child, you are not your own, you have been purchased at a very high price.
I AM LORD of your life at your invitation when you invited Me in at your new-birth. It is time that My People begin to recognize the meaning of lordship.
I AM not the taskmaster. I yoke you to Myself, so I can carry the burdens of life for you. I walk the path of your life with you.
I told you that I would never leave you nor forsake you. I mean it! You are so precious to me that I willingly poured Myself out for you: for you individually.
Like a good parent, I watch over you, encourage you, and correct you when needed. BUT I AM not just a parent (in this culture they are diminished), I AM LORD.
The first Adam sold you into slavery to the dark one: the taskmaster. But I, the Last Adam, have bought you out of slavery to make you free in Me — but you must live in Me to receive all that I won for you on the Cross.
I AM the Door to the Kingdom of Light, the only way to truly enter in. You can do nothing of eternal worth without Me working in you and through you.
Meditate on My Words. Consider your ways. Listen for My voice; I will show you what you need to change and where you need to repent.
As we make progress on the path of life together, you will begin to think like Me, act like Me, and speak like Me.
We will do a grand and glorious work in the nations of the world if you will commit yourself to My Lordship and follow Me.
Receive My blessings as I release showers of love. I smear the Balm of Gilead upon your forehead.
I pour the Oil of Gladness over your head and let it drop down to the souls of your feed.
All is well, My Child. The best is yet to be. Shalom.”
Psalm 37:4-6, 23; 133:1-3; Proverbs 4:26-27; Haggai 1:5-7; Matthew 10:30; 11:28-30; Luke 12:7; John 10:7-9; 14:18; 15:1-8; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 7:23; 15:44-46; Galatians 2:20.
~ Mary B. Dovie
“In God We Trust”
“Let God Arise & Let His enemies be scattered!”
Mary B. Dovie is an ordained minister of the Gospel under the covering of Joy Christian Church and Gideon Christian Fellowship in New Orleans, Louisiana. She operates under a prophetic and teaching anointing. Mary is married to her high school sweetheart, Paul; they live in Theodore, Alabama. Their family includes son Anthony, who serves in the US Army, as well as their son Matthew, his wife, Jennifer, and daughters, Amelia and Stella.