Sometimes what seems to be an attack of the enemy only serves to bring about what God had planned all along. God just wants us to know how to trust Him as our Shepherd during what seems like a change in plans! He leads us down paths of righteousness for His Name Sake. He is teaching us to “trust In Him with all of our hearts” in these times. Sometimes what seems like getting the rug pulled out from under us is so that God can show us that we can’t depend on anyone but Him and that He can work in us in a whole new way and also so that we can see that He can take us where we would never have gone on our own..
The Lord is saying “do not move in the formulas of the past, behold I am going to do a new thing in you and you will see me work in a powerful new way! I am able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you can ask or think. Stay in peace because I am working something new in you and in those around you. Do not get stuck in thinking I will do things in the same way that you always thought it should be done or what worked in the past for I am bringing you to a whole new level of faith in my predetermined plan (The big picture). Rest and trust in My love for you during this time. Still your soul and trust Me.
Get ready for the unexpected to happen! I am bringing you out of your comfort zones and into my Spirit Zone!! Be willing to find the peace in the midst of what seems to be chaos, for that is where My Spirit and presence will be. You thought that it would be one way but I am bringing you through another way to get you out of your rut and into the flow of my Spirit. Be still and see my sovereignty says the Lord for then you will end up where you should have been all along. It is a time a set time. You will know of a surety that I have done this when it is over!! You have never been this way before! During this time you will see the greatness and might of your God in your dependency and weakness. My strength will be made perfect in your weakness in this hour.
I am getting ready to move in ways that you have never ever seen before. Be lead by my peace and you will not be moved to frustration says the Lord. Be still and hear my voice and be ready to move with the flow of my Spirit. Spend much time in my presence to hear my very whisper… What appears to be the right way in this season may not be the path of the last season and will not take you to the place that I want you. You must have ears to hear me direct your paths in a new way or frustration will set in and impatience will follow and you will be moved to “do it just to get it done” this is not of me. I will lead you in a new way now do not be afraid! I know you have never been this way before.
I saw a little child being led by her Father into some woods to go down a path that she did not want to go. She was afraid of what “might ” be in this wooded area, but then I heard Daddy saying come on my child I will not allow anything harm you and there is great joy and blessing on the other side of this! Just trust me take my hand and hear my voice and I will lead you. If you want to you can close your eyes and wrap your arms around my neck. I have you child!!”
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the LORD” Isaiah 55:8.
The LORD is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures: He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul: He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me” Psalm 23:1-4.
– by Jo Ellen Stevens Arise Shine!
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.