If You Lead Me Lord, I Will Follow
August 1, 2020
God is doing incredible things in our day as we go through this Corona virus. He is looking for people who will follow, but also understands that to follow requires commitment, faith, and obedience in all areas of our lives.
There is a Gospel song called “Daystar”. The chorus is, “Lead me Lord, I’ll follow, anywhere you open up the door. Let me know your wisdom show me things I’ve never seen before. Lord, I want to be your witness, you can take what’s wrong and make it right. Daystar, shine down on me, let your love shine through me in the night.”
Doesn’t this song express what most of us want? We want to follow, we want to know His wisdom, we want to be His witness, we want Him to transform our lives so love shines through us. But as we walk into an understanding of what it means to follow God we learn very quickly that it most often means that our enemy, Satan, kicks up his attack a couple of notches in all areas of our life. We find ourselves attacked in our families, our finances, our jobs, and /or our health. These attacks usually deal with issues having to do with faith, trust, and obedience. Often times our immediate response is to draw back which then leads us into discouragement and/or fear of further and we just give up because this walk with Him is too hard and we are not strong enough. That is exactly what Satan wants us to think and do. If he can get us to that point he has then won the victory.
Read this slowly and thoughtfully! WE ARE NOT VICTIMS BUT VICTORS! We are co-heirs, we are called to be servants and warriors of the Most High God, and we are able to walk under the empowering and anointing of the Holy Spirit. We have the very God of the universe as our Father and He walks with us in the battle. We are in the process of becoming overcomers. But if we are going to become overcomers we must have something to overcome. Thus God allows this battle to wage around us to conform us to the image of His Jesus and to bring us to an understanding the we are indeed able to walk in victory! If you want to be a part of what God is doing in this world today, you will pay a price, but you will also in the midst of the battle be a victor as you learn to live under the anointing and empowering of the Holy Spirit.
What a perfect time we have to have coffee with God. In my book, “Why Not Waste Time With God?” I talk about the necessity and importance of carving out some daily time to sit with God and just listen. We do not pray, listen to music, journal, or intercede in prayer. We just sit and listen. This is difficult because our time is consumed with a multitude of activities intended to bring approval and acceptance from others.
If you long to experience the intimacy, joy, and freedom that comes from being deeply connected, soul and spirit, with your Father God, you must prepare yourself to waste some time with Him. By doing this you will learn to love more compassionately, give of yourself more freely, and take yourself less seriously. Furthermore, you will be able to break free from depending on others for approval.
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