STOP! Stop what you are doing and close your eyes. Now take some deep breaths and release everything. Release your work day and your must do list. God is there. He is right there in the midst of everything you have on your plate. He is there in everything you don’t want to do but must. He is your burden bearer. He is a light in dark places. He is a song. Do you know that? Can you feel His presence? Breath! And offer up some praise.
Riding into work this morning I was listening to gospel recording artist Byron Cage’s beautiful song called, You Are Everything. Karen Clark Sheard and Marvin Winans are also featured on this song and let me tell you, this song ushers in the Holy Spirit and reminds me that God is everything and without Him, I could do nothing and that I would be nothing. I probably should not listen to this song on the freeway going 60 miles an hour while trying to sing and cry and praise God. Imagine it. The Holy Spirit blesses me often while I am driving at 5:00 am on the freeway. Talk about divine connections.
I am reminded that no matter what I face, God’s will for my life is already ordered. He already planned the what, when, and where for my life. Even when all I see is confusion and chaos, He already knew. Even when I doubt and complain, He knew. Even when I purposefully step out of His will because I want to slap the hairs off of a head or two or verbally let off some steam as in shout from every mountain top, He knew. I am so grateful that I can go to Him just by closing my eyes and offering up praises. Nothing we do or don’t do is a surprise to our Father because He is omniscient. Hebrews 4:13 NLT states - Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable.
Today is day 23 of The 40-Day Surrender fast that I am participating in and the devotion for today is, Your Breakthrough Is Coming Through, visit Surrenderfast.com for more information. Listening to the prayer call I was so blessed in knowing that even when things do not look like what I prefer, that place is exactly where God will move me forward. Dr. Celeste Owens shared that she had to pick up her daughter and she did not want to do it, but because she was in the right place at the right time she was blessed with a divine connection. Now if she had not have done what she did not want to do she would have missed that connection. Ain’t God good? I almost did not listen to the prayer call because I was deep in my flesh moment. I kept hitting the snooze button a few times. I rise at 3:30 am to prepare for work every morning and on this morning I did not want to hear anything. I wanted to move around in silence but because the Holy Spirit nudged me I listened and my soul was blessed for the day. I got my spiritual java.
When you are in a space where you would rather not be, remember God uses us and those situations for His will. Be obedient in everything you do unto the Lord and you will not miss that divine connection.