Psalm 119:32 (NKJV) I will run the course of Your commandments, For You shall enlarge my heart.
In a vision about a week or so ago, I felt I had come to a new place, something the Lord has called a “short stop”. There was a track and it was in a beautiful wooded area. I felt like this track belonged to a military training school. I knew I was an alumnus of this school, and an officer already. I had come back to this place to rest and prepare for my next assignment.
As time passed, the Lord revisited this vision with me. He reminded me of the above Scripture from Psalm 119. I also had a vision of Him running beside me on the track. “Keep tracking with Me….I shape you. Calm down. Leave these fears alone. Listen to Me and obey. I’m your friend. Where you go, I go. Where else could I be but with My friend? We do everything together.”
During this time, I truly feel like I have been running around a track with the Lord. That track has been a place to rehearse His commandments in my mind and to gain a new level of obedience. There have been many words, dreams, and visions I have received over the last few years. I have not had the opportunity to sort through all of them; this has been important since He’s been telling me that some of the promises embedded within them are about to manifest. Also, the events and testing over the last few years have left me feeling a bit shaken. Truly, the Lord knew that I needed this season to heal, regroup, and regain confidence. I needed to weed out the fears that were left rattling around in my head and causing me to hesitate. I needed to be able to hear His voice much more clearly.
The Lord has been such a wonderful friend, running alongside me to help me review the areas in my heart that have not been at rest. He has been so faithful in giving me clarity and insight. There were fears I had about past situations and my actions within them; I have been completely floored as the Lord has shone His light upon them to reveal how His Spirit guided me in righteousness! I have been able to reflect on the ways He shielded me from things in the past that I only now have the wisdom to discern or new evidence to apply. Even as I reviewed sin I already repented of and had been carrying shame over, the Lord helped remove that shame by bringing His Word.
Through this time on His “track”, God has been able to bring understanding and closer to so many issues. I have also been made more aware of the ways that the Spirit guided me in situations through wordless commands or unctions. Only now on this track have I been able to access the thoughts of Christ and gain wisdom. In this process, I have been further armed for battle and for ministry. God has also brought a deep abiding peace to my soul.
Psalm 131:2 (NKJV) Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me.