Seasons of a Servant is a collection of visits with the Lord for the past 18 years as we have traveled with Christ's Kingdom Ministries. Christ's Kingdom Ministries ministers to pastors across denominational lines sharing the love of Jesus and encouragement with them.

Friday, November 24, 2006

The Enduring Journey: The Straight Road/Be Bold

Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way straight before my face.
Psalm 5:8

(Karen speaking)
We have gone through some crises of belief many times as we have sought the Lord and desired to know that we are right where He wants us. This was one of those times when I needed some confirmation that we were walking the path that He had for us at this time. Oh, I rejoice that Father is always there and does not leave us nor forsake us!

Straight the Road!

September 1, 1999
(Father speaking to Karen)
You have done well. You continue to believe. This is My ministry. I am in control. Do not look to the right or left. I will give direction. I will provide. You did well to talk to your grandson. He knows Me and the power of prayer. Just trust, just believe. Be ready. Don’t let down, don’t hesitate to tell what I am doing. Don’t quit praising, spending time! Don’t think I have failed you! I am here and I have all for you. Just be ready to go. I love you. You are precious children. Keep holding, keep loving, keep giving! I want you to give more and trust Me. You only have a few days—stay ready! It is almost time! Praise Me, Adore Me, Love Me! I am your Father. You have done so well. You haven’t wavered though others have tried to bring doubt. Hold fast to Me. We are on our way. Share this with Charley. Assure him he has heard My every word correctly. Just be ready to do as I say. He is growing in strength and vitality in My Spirit. Stay focused, stay before Me. Stay close.

Be Bold!

The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

(Karen speaking)
We leave in a few days for the first Ministry trip. The Lord has continued to speak truth and encouragement to us. As we seek His face and His direction, we must not allow ourselves to be duped by satan to take our eyes off of the Lord and put it on the circumstances in our life. We are so excited and do not want to walk in the flesh but we desire to Walk in the Spirit. We rejoice in all that the Lord is doing! He is showing us so much and we want to be obedient.

September 11, 1999 (Father speaking to Charley)
Charley, you and Karen have done well in preparation. After Tuesday things are going to begin moving extremely fast but you will do fine because of your excitement and willingness to obey.

(Charley speaking)
Lord, I am concerned about Bob. My desire is for him to be willing for You to work in him. Is there anything that I can do to help in this matter?

(Father speaking)
No, Charley, you have done all I have asked you to do and you have done it well. No matter what happens tomorrow, or what is said, continue in love and joy and I will give you peace. Be careful that you don’t pick up any excess baggage. I will help you but you must stay close to Me. You must always stay close to Me. Keep praising and loving Me, keep obeying Me. I have much for you to do and I have much to give you. Like I told Karen there is much that you don’t know about. But as long as you love Me, praise Me, adore Me and obey Me, we are going to have a fun time together. Because you have a heart for ministry, a heart for My ministry and I am pleased with you. Now get up off the floor and go tell Karen what I have told you.

(Karen speaking)
We must daily spend time with the Lord. He is our sufficiency moment by moment and we are walking with Him hand in hand on this journey of faith.

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