“This is what the Lord says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is BEST for you, who directs you in the way you should go.” Isaiah 48:17
This past weekend we felt led to watch “the Blind Side.” Hadn’t seen it for a while and our ears were perked to hear what the Lord wanted to say to us through it. The primary moment finally came when bells and whistles were going off in our spirits, alerting us that we were hearing the voice of God through the voices of men. It was the scene where Ms. Sue, the teacher/tutor, was assuring Michael ~
Michael – I don’t understand.
Sue – Yet. You don’t understand yet.
…You’ll get there… BECAUSE I’M HERE TO HELP YOU USE THOSE MAPS AND REACH YOUR DESTINATION. Like Sacajawea helped Lewis and Clark.
… ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW IS I’LL GET YOU THERE.
DO YOU BELIEVE ME?
DO YOU TRUST ME?
The words penetrated and pierced straight to our hearts, letting us know that this was not merely Ms. Sue speaking to Michael Oher, but was the Holy Spirit (our Teacher/Tutor) speaking directly to our souls ~ continuing to confirm the leap of faith He asked us to take and to assure us that though we can’t yet SEE the next steps to get to where He wants us to be, He will make it clear.
Though I believed this was the message He wanted us to hear as we watched, the next day I asked for further confirmation. He brought to my remembrance Rick Renner’s devo that He’d given us recently about the Holy Spirit being our “TOUR GUIDE” to get us to our destination. Then that night when we went to bed, He gave us a word that said, “…I WILL BE YOUR TOUR GUIDE… TRUST. ALWAYS TRUST.” We KNEW He was continuing to confirm as many ways as it took for us to be FULLY PERSUADED. As always, He does exceedingly, abundantly more! This morning Ed Traut’s devo was also tracking with this theme! So I wanted to share for anyone else this is a word in due season for:
The Lord will GUIDE YOU ALWAYS; He will satisfy your needs in a sun- scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58 :11
•Sometimes the future seems unclear and hard to visualize – but HE IS LEADING US and we can rest in that.
•Our needs are always covered before they even arise.
•We have such a wonderful promise for the future.
Prayer: Father how I praise You this morning for Your wonderful love and promise and I am so grateful that YOU ARE GUIDING ME. Help me to rest in your GUIDANCE. ~ Ed Traut (He had this photo attached)
Eternally grateful for how He always speaks the precise words we need! Praying all are receiving the divine directions needed for each step He’s asking you to take and trusting God for the ones you can’t yet see ~ knowing that as we continue to seek Him wholeheartedly and surrender to Him daily, He will be our GUIDE to help us reach the fulfillment of our destinies.
“Who, then, is the man that fears the LORD? He will instruct him in the way chosen for him.” Psalm 25:12
“I’M HERE TO HELP YOU USE THOSE MAPS AND REACH YOUR DESTINATION. … ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW IS I’LL GET YOU THERE. DO YOU BELIEVE ME? DO YOU TRUST ME?” ~ Holy Spirit