11 So I came to Jerusalem and was there three days. 12 And I arose in the night, I and a few men with me. I did not tell anyone what my God was putting into my mind to do for Jerusalem and there was no animal with me except the animal on which I was riding. 13 So I went out at night by the Valley Gate in the direction of the Dragon’s Well and on to the Refuse Gate, inspecting the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down and its gates which were consumed by fire. 14 Then I passed on to the Fountain Gate and the King’s Pool, but there was no place for my mount to pass. 15 So I went up at night by the ravine and inspected the wall. Then I entered the Valley Gate again and returned. 16 The officials did not know where I had gone or what I had done; nor had I as yet told the Jews, the priests, the nobles, the officials or the rest who did the work.
God spoke to my heart about 2 1/2 years ago to do something. I have prayed and been obedient to all the little steps He has asked me to take, but I told no one the “Big Picture” He had given me to carry out. Yesterday, during our Pastor’s Sermon, I think He spoke to me again and restated His intentions for the work given to me 2 1/2 years ago. I am so overwhelmed by the task at hand. I have no idea how to do what He seems to be asking me to do. I need help, I can’t do this on my own. So I shared with someone about it, and they told me someone else who may be able to help me walk this out. The time to speak had come. I had prayed and obeyed behind the scenes, with no one really knowing, but now I sensed God wanted me to speak to others about His Will for me.
We do our best to Hear from Our Precious God. Sometimes we run ahead of Him, sometimes we lag behind. But He is patient with us, spurring us on, rejoicing over each step we take toward Him. Just like a Mom and Dad rejoice over the little progressions their own children make, God rejoices over us. There truly is a time to receive a Vision or Word from the Lord, and a time to pray about it. There is a time to be molded in silence, quietly becoming all we need to be for Him to work His Wonders in and through us. Then, there is a time to speak, a time to do what He has called, anointed and equipped us to do.