I posted this on IG the other day...and I thought it was worth sharing on here too.
This one is a biggie for me! I completed it in Shanna Noel's class in Italy but it started a few weeks ago while I was doing devotions one morning.
See I have been feeling lately like the Lord is preparing me for something (and my daughter who is feeling called into the ministry as well)... possibly to do these retreats all over the world. But I was struggling with the WHERE & HOW? Where do you want me to go? How will I be able to do this? What will it look like... And so I did something I never do. I opened my bible randomly and just read. See I don't think Jesus is a genie in a bottle and we can just open it, spin it and point to a verse and all is solved. 😂
I was actually going to turn the page to another page I had journaled previously but the right side caught my eye and I read it. It was Isaiah 42:10-13. It talks about singing His praise... Everywhere. In villages, in the mountains, by the sea, the coastlands... You get the point. I just lost it as I'm reading this because He was answering me right then and there. Laura, people need to hear about me everywhere so JUST GO! Don't worry, just pray and go and I will be there!
I sat on that for a few days and then wanted to share it with my hubby. So I sat down to show him and open my bible to turn to the verses and guess what? Yup, the bible opened to that page randomly! No journaling, no tabs... Just right to that book of the bible and chapter and verse.
You know what? The Lord wants to use us... And He just wants us to be open to BE used. And if we are, He will show us how great His love is and how great He can be glorified in the process... And I guarantee it will blow your mind!
Thank you Jesus for showing us How Great Our Your Ways! ❤️
Have a GREAT day everyone!
I hope thHaev
Isaiah 42: 10-13
Song of Praise to the Lord
10 Sing to the Lord a new song,
his praise from the ends of the earth,
you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it,
you islands, and all who live in them.
11 Let the wilderness and its towns raise their voices;
let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice.
Let the people of Sela sing for joy;
let them shout from the mountaintops.
12 Let them give glory to the Lord
and proclaim his praise in the islands.
13 The Lord will march out like a champion,
like a warrior he will stir up his zeal;
with a shout he will raise the battle cry
and will triumph over his enemies.