I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you, who are willing to learn, with My eye upon you. Psalm 32:8 AMP
I love this scripture in Psalms. I believe God desires to instruct us in daily life. I also believe if we are willing to hear and obey His instruction, things will go well with us.
I remember a time, not too long ago, when God spoke to me to prepare. I believed within this instruction, He was teaching me the way I should go.
He gently spoke to my heart, saying, “I want you to prepare your heart for some things. I want you to dig in the word daily and prepare to walk in immovable faith in three areas. I want you to study and build up your faith in health, prosperity and protection.”
The first thing I noted was that He said health and not healing. God wants His people to walk in divine health. He does not want us continually needing a healing or miracle in our body.
Secondly, He instructed me to build my faith concerning prosperity. He didn’t say finances…He said prosperity. God wants His people to prosper. To thrive, not just survive.
Finally, He said build your faith in protection. Although I pray over me and my family and our partners on a regular basis, I haven’t always thought about protection. However, I can see, in our world today, this is an area I need to become proactive in.
I only must read through the pages of my Bible to know that Gods people were always warned to prepare when something was coming their way. God often told His people not just once, but many times, to prepare for what was coming.
Why did He do this? To empower His people to walk through that day or that season, unharmed and with ultimate victory.
I believe His intent is the same for us today. He is showing us what is to come. He is instructing us to prepare. As we prepare, we are protected. It is not to cause fear. God doesn’t use fear tactics.
The most vital thing God’s people need to know is how to hear the voice of God clearly. If we are listening for His voice and hearing God, He will tell us where to go and when. He will tell us what to avoid. He will lead us and guide us in the way we should go, every single day. But we must have a heart to listen. And we must have ears to hear.
Times like these calls for deep roots.
Colossians 2:7 in the Amplified Bible says; Have the roots, of your being, firmly and deeply planted, in Him, fixed and founded in Him, being continually built up in Him, becoming increasingly more confirmed and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and abounding and overflowing in it with thanksgiving.
I just love this scripture! We must become a people with deep roots! A people who resist anxiousness and fear, regardless of what we see or hear. A people who continue to walk in peace, knowing we are rooted and grounded in God and His word.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 says; Most blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters that spreads out its roots by the river; and it shall not see and fear when heat comes; but its leaf shall be green. It shall not be anxious and full of care in the year of drought, nor shall it cease yielding fruit. (Amplified)
This is OUR promise from God. When we trust in and rely on God, our roots grow deep into Him and His word. We will not be anxious or fearful when we see lack all around. We know we will continue increasing through it all.
Remember Joseph? God showed Joseph how to have enough provision to get them through the time of drought. Not only that, but God continued to increase Joseph through the time of famine. He will do the same for you and me.
The Bible says Isaac sowed in the land of famine and reaped a hundred-fold, in the same year! Nothing is impossible for our God. Nothing is impossible for those whose roots are deep in God!
Luke 6:46-48; Why do you call Me, Lord, Lord, and do not practice what I tell you? For everyone who comes to Me and listens to My words in order to heed their teaching and does them, I will show you what he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug and went down deep and laid a foundation upon the rock; and when a flood arose, the torrent broke against that house and could not shake or move it, because it had been securely built or founded on a rock. (Amplified)
Again, we are instructed to go deep into Him. Into the foundation of the solid ROCK which is Jesus Christ. Go deep into His word. The storm may come but it won’t move or shake you. Why? Because you secure on the Rock, down deep into the foundation of Jesus Christ.
This same chapter warns us of what will happen if our foundation is not in Him.
Verse 49; But he who merely hears and does not practice doing My words is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation, against which the torrent burst, and immediately it collapsed and fell, and the breaking and ruin of that house was great.
When God spoke to me prepare, that literally put the ball in my court. I can choose to prepare for health, prosperity and protection or I can choose to ignore this instruction. Either way, I will eat the fruit of my choice. I will live the fruit of my choice. It’s entirely up to me.
He is so faithful. He will show us the way to go. There is no need to fear, He is with us. When our roots are deep in Him, we can confidently declare, “it is well with my soul, it is well with me and my house.”
“God will go to any lengths to minister to those who are trusting in him. “