Song of Solomon 8:5 -- Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved?
In order to learn new ways to walk we must first learn to lean.
Proverbs 3:6 -- Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.
Leaning on our Beloved often requires us to lean away from our own understanding. His ways are not our ways, nor are His thoughts our thoughts. This often leaves us with a lack of understanding. When leaning and depending on God for direction, more often than not He will ask us to do things and go places that make no sense to our natural ways of thinking. And when we begin to obey His leading, the "leaning" will become even more essential.
Intimacy and dependency are vital for receiving knowledge and revelation about how to walk and where to go--as well as the timing of each step.
Psalm 25:4,5 -- Show me Your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths; buid me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.
As we allow the Holy Spirit to show us every lie that had held us in bondage, we allow Him to exchange them for the truth that will set us free. The accuser had been shouting accusations at God and His people, but we need to know how to quiet our hearts in order to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit that will lead us into all truth.
Ephesians 3:20,21 -- Now to Him who is able to do immeasurable more than we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!
It is time to live like those who know that HE IS ABLE!
"Go possess the land." (Numbers 13:30). We need to quit limiting our expectations and "dream big" -- advancement to our destiny depends on it.
God may ask us to do something that would exceed what we would ask for or even imagine. He may give us something that is more than we imagined, but we must be willing to hear and obey even when it makes no sense.
Questions To Ask Myself
What is God asking of me?
What are my dreams?
What are His dreams for me?
Am I ready to see God do immeasurably more than I ask or imagine?
Is His Word truth?
Then He is able to do more! His power is at work in us so we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
I dream big and then learn to follow His lead as I lean.