I woke up this morning to these words. "For obedience in the Face of Danger".
What could it mean? I wasn't sure. I had dreams before when I was given the title to books or to show me something I needed to let go out of my spirit man.
This was a little different though. I slept for about 4 hours last night when I woke up to those words being spoken to me.
To say the least, I was somewhat puzzled as I stumbled to the bathroom. I thought about the tone of the statement. It's short but distinct revelation. I couldn't seem to make heads or tails of it. I didn't feel like I should be rewarded for a relationship with God I should have cultivated a long time ago.
But maybe there was a bit more to it. Maybe I wasn't understanding something.
So, today as I sit here sharing and pondering this strange piece of what God is doing in my life, I realize that he sees us. He really sees us. He sees not just the action but the thoughts and intents of our hearts while we are doing them.
I am in awe of Him. Not only did He give me the guidance and the understanding of what to do, He made it possible for me to do it. He has been there the whole way and yet he wants to recognize me for something HE did. I am more than blown away by his generosity.
What HE teaches me every day is that I am HIS and HE is mine. At every corner, he has got my back and on every road He is showing me the way. How fortunate are we to notice God working day in and day out in our lives.
It is not every day that I get a "word" dropped into my dreams. So, when I do get them they are very significant to me. That said, obedience is compliance with an order, request, or law or submission to another's authority. I did do what He told me to do, but that wasn't the point. He and I, we did it together. Like a team ... like a family.
I don't know where writing will take me from here, but whatever I do I know God is watching me to see if I will do what he asks of me, when he asks me to do it.
This first book was an experience not only in myself discipline but in my relationship with God. I am glad to know that he sees my most devoted heart and that there is fruit there.
Thank you Lord for all you do in my life and in the life of the people who search after you.
I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. - Jeremiah 17:10
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