Tag: Following

Dancing With God

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Have you ever watched a married couple who’ve been dancing for years out on a dance floor? Every move they make is perfectly synchronized. The man leads, the woman follows, and you can hardly distinguish between the leading of the dance and the following. The man makes the slightest movement in one direction, the slightest look, the slightest touch, and the woman flows with it and it becomes a beautiful dance, like second nature.

So it is with you and God. Your relationship with God is supposed to be a dance of love, as a dance between a bridegroom and his bride. Is your walk a beautiful, flowing dance of love? If not, you can be sure that He’s leading, but are you following? If not, there’s no dance. Learn to respond to God’s slightest touch, His littlest tug on your heart, the gentlest leading of His Spirit. Learn to dance with God, to surrender to His slightest will. Be so sensitive to His moving that He and you seem to move as one. Open your life to move with the Spirit and your life will become a dance of love.

Today’s Mission – Today, be sensitive to His moving and surrender to His slightest will. Go as His Spirit leads, and learn to dance with God!

by Jonathan Cahn

Following God’s Promise

David Wilkersonby David Wilkerson

God demanded an incredible act of obedience of Abraham: He asked him to step out into an unknown future. Abraham was able to take this step with nothing more tangible than this promise from God: “Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee” (Genesis 12:1).

The writer of Hebrews says, “Abraham, when he was called to go out . . . obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went” (Hebrews 11:8). The Lord didn’t lay out before Abraham a neat, detailed travel plan. Instead, he said simply, “Gather your family, pack up your belongings, leave your kin, and go to a place I will tell you about.”

At seventy-five years of age, Abraham was asked to cast himself fully upon God’s faithfulness. He was given no explanation or warning of the possible dangers involved. And so Abraham went out—not knowing. All he had to rest upon was this promise: “I will show you. And I will bless you.”

His wife, Sarah, probably was no different from any modern-day woman. She may have asked the questions any wife would ask: “Are we going south or north? What kind of clothes should I pack? Will we settle down or stay on the move?” All Abraham could answer was, “God said to go, so we’re going. He’ll show us the next step, as soon as we get moving.”

We sometimes think that when God commands us to do something and we obey, everything will be smooth sailing. We think He’ll be grateful for our obedience so He will place us on a four-lane freeway to blessing. Abraham obeyed God’s Word, but the fact is, one act of obedience doesn’t add up to a walk of obedience.

Abraham had a promise from God, but along the way he had to go through the Negev desert, over snow-covered mountains, through another desert, and past the warring people of Canaan. Then he ended up in the midst of a famine in Egypt. I’m glad God didn’t tell Abraham about the path he would be walking!

This particular path was like no other Abraham had walked. Yet, through it all, he was never in any danger. Nobody could touch him. God was his shield and protector every day. And because of his faith, Abraham was becoming a friend to God.

by David Wilkerson