By: Carole L. Haines
A Precious woman was recently sharing her difficulties and kept saying,
“I just don’t know how to do this? What steps do I take? I don’t know how to walk through this?”
As we began to pray for her as a group, God gave me a beautiful thing to pray over her. Here is what He gave me for her:
“Lord, I see this precious one is asking, How? But You are the lifter of her head. I pray she will gently feel your Hand upon her face, lifting her head to gaze into Your eyes. Fixing her eyes on You, Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of her faith. Guide her to stop asking How? And focus on the WHO. You, Lord, only You. Help her to focus on You. This is one of those times when we see only one set of footprints in the sand, and those footprints are Yours, not hers. You are not asking her to walk through this. You are carrying her through it. Help her to relax in Your arms as You carry her through these waters. Help her to stop struggling, to cease striving and know, just KNOW that You are God. You will be exalted in the Heavens and exalted in the Earth. You will be exalted in this situation that is so overwhelming for her right now. We Praise You, O God, the lifter of our heads, the Lover of our souls, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, we praise You before we see the breakthrough for this dear one.” AMEN.
How many times have I focused on the How instead of the Who? Times beyond number. How about You today? Do you need to shift your gaze from the problem in front of you, to the Face of Christ, who loves you. Our society has diminished the meaning of he word LOVE. We love chocolate and football; the beach and mountains. We love so many things, but God’s love is demonstrative.
“8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation. (Romans 5:8-11 NASB)
Focus today on Him and His love every time your heart wanders to the “How?” In your life. Be Blessed, for You are truly blessed in Him.