The Steps Of A Good Man Are Ordered By The Lord


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Word of Day

Beloved, I always see what you cannot sometimes see. You must remember this. I go before you to prepare a way where there is no way. Just because you don’t feel it or see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. I know you have faced things and battled circumstances so many times, yet you are standing…believing…hoping with faith in My goodness. Know this, you are good because you are in Christ and Christ is in you. Let this knowledge provoke you to good works born out of relationship and not duty.

When I told you before you don’t always see what I see, part of what I was talking about is how you see you. I see you as a valiant warrior with a heart of passion for me. Sometimes you set your expectations of yourself too high or so high they cannot be met. This leads to frustration. I am freeing you up to do only as I ask and no more. You cannot save the world. I already have. All they have to do is accept Me as you already have. Every one of My sons has a destiny…a task just like you. You cannot do it all, theirs and yours. Relax and enjoy Me and things will be easier.

This is something you know but need a gentle reminder of. The steps of a righteous man are ordered by Me (Psalm 37:23). I know your coming and going before ever a breath is taken at each dawning of a new day. I lead all those I love from season to season…from time to time and do so with great delight.

Beloved, I am here to let you know I am jealous for you and will not let you live in winter among the abundance of new life emerging everywhere. Even moments of winter are only meant to be depositories of preparation, not an eternal habitation. Winters pass and spring always comes in some fashion or other. I am coming with My rains…soft rain, gentle rain, cleansing rain and purifying rain and spring will arise in your life in verdant shades of green…

The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step] (Psalms 37:23 Amplified)

Prayer

Lord, I am so grateful that you have gone before me to prepare a way…to prepare a way on the mountains and in the valleys. I do not live by sight but by faith. I trust Your goodness to manifest itself in all areas of my life and in every circumstance both good and bad. You alone make me stand and give me the strength to endure. I do not fight according to my might but according to the Spirit.

When things don’t seem to go the way they should, sometimes the first place I look is to me. What have I done wrong? How could I have done better? The accuser of the brethren is always ready to try and point out faults. The fact is, sometimes…a lot of time it simply doesn’t have anything to do with me at all. I think this way because I forget how You see me…forget who I am in You.

Therefore, today I am going to set my face…my attitude…my thoughts…my hopes and everything I feel on the Rock and declare I will not be dismayed. I will relax in the rest You have provided for me. You know my coming and my going. Nothing is too hard for You and my steps are ordered by You. The winter moments of my life are but for a season. Spring is emerging in new and powerful ways. I receive the rains to soften my heart with gentle administrations of love. I receive the rains of cleansing to wash away the dust of yesteryear. I bask in the rain of Your presence and rest in the love of Your heart as shades of green emerge in my life. Amen.

Reflect and Journal

1. Have you ever seen a stage play? If so, remember there is only one scene on stage at a time. All the while the actors are performing the scene…the next act is being prepared back stage. New props, new costumes and sometimes new actors are being readied for the next act. Take this example and look at your life in the same way. Just because no one can see the preparations going on behind the curtain on stage doesn’t mean they aren’t happening. They are and will be revealed in the appropriate time. Imagine if the last scene was wrongly placed in the middle of the play. There would be complete confusion and the audience would be left scratching their heads in puzzlement. Life is the same. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. The Lord goes before us to direct our steps…make plans and set the stage. If we spend our time in doubt and unbelief we might leave the theater before the next scene or even the final scene and miss the beauty of what is planned. Meditate on this thought in relation to promises unfulfilled in your life and in the lives of those you love and for whom you are praying?

2. Where do you most need to experience the rain of the Lord in your life?

3. Take some time and remember some winters of your life that have been transformed by spring and be grateful. Use these victories as foundations of hope and faith to believe for the unfolding of the next scene in the areas of need in your life.

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About the Author

Brenda

Brenda Craig is a published author, prophetic teacher and Seer whose desire is to know the Lord in all His fullness. Her writings and teachings reflect a deep intimacy with the Lord. As a worshiper, Brenda has received revelation on how to take the simple act of “Soaking in His Presence” to a new level and developed a teaching called Soaking with a Purpose.