Sometimes you have to get away to pray in the spirit, worship, truly focus on Him and listen. Then, through the Holy Spirit, we can see and hear God’s desires more clearly. God’s desires become our desires when we are walking closely with Him.
Sometimes, we expect a loud voice to speak directly to us from Heaven. Or perhaps we really are waiting for a vision, a dream, or something. Believe it or not, God will give them to us! When we are in intimacy with God and seeking Him, the desires we begin to feel, and the words we hear, are God given! That is what our father does.
He will begin to whisper and birth desires in our spirit. Sometimes we think we came up with the idea, but it was from Him! And, when He provides the idea, all we have to do is ask! The Bible says you have not because you ask not.
There are many spiritual principals listed all throughout the scriptures, from the Old Testament to New, regarding speaking out loud in faith. If God were to ask you today, “What do you want from me?” what would you tell him?
Remember that God makes the largest, most outrageous things come to pass. When you receive a revelation from Him, you need to write it down, believe through faith what God has told you, and go after it – no matter how outrageous it may seem.
Habakkuk 2:2 says, “Then the LORD answered me and said, ‘Record the vision and inscribe it on talents, that the one who read it may run.” Do you see how powerful that instruction is? To write it down then RUN. Part of running is to keep going, even when you face obstacles. Don’t let one, 10 or 100 small things keep you from running after your destiny. God is faithful!
Genesis 18:14 says, “there is nothing too hard for the Lord! When God told Abraham he would have a child with his wife, Sara, he laughed.” Genesis 17:17 says, “Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, shall a child be born to man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear a child?” Romans 4:3 says “God credited Abraham’s unwavering faith as righteousness.”
That is the type of God we serve – a God who wants to make the desires and dreams in our hearts come true. We need to dream big! When you become intimate with the Lord, you must remember to:
Listen for His voice.
Act upon His leading.
Don’t let obstacles stop you.
A motivational speaker, television personality, and philanthropist, DeShawn Snowlives in the metro Atlanta area with her husband-NBA player Eric Snow and three adored sons. A socialite-turned-servant, Deshawn is studying to earn her Master of Divinity degree. For more information about Deshawn, log onto http://www.DeShawnSnowEnterprises.com or http://www.DeShawnSnow.com/Blog