The Holy Spirit is saying to me, 'Remember when Jesus said I am the way the truth and Life? He was not only referring to the way of salvation but also to the truth that Jesus is the way out of a tight spot. When your circumstances begin to suffocate you look to Jesus and he will be the way out for we know the way and we have you fully covered. Looking at your circumstances makes it difficult for the Father to help you and open a pathway out. Circumstances will not bring hope; only seeking the face of Jesus will bring truth and life to you.'
'Therefore choose to move your mind off your numbing circumstances and in so doing you will defy there reality and power of entrapment. With an act of your will choose Jesus and I will empower you to do so. You may think that you have lost your power to overcome, but you have not for I am still with you. My Fathers power that raised Jesus from the dead is still alive in your hearts, therefore focus on Jesus for he will be with you as he was with the disciple in the storm on the Lake.'
'The Father finds it easy to extract you when you focus not only on Jesus but on helping someone else or standing in the gap on their behalf. For what you make happen in Jesus name for someone else the Father will make happen to you. Therefore look to me for guidance and I will direct you to a brother or sister in need. Deny yourself and you will be provided with a way out for I will open a way through the waters for you.'
'I know this is not easy but you have me with you and I will willingly empower you when you take up your bed and walk. Seek the face of Jesus with a hunger born of trust and contentment resting in the Fathers love.'
I do not often see the way but I wish to trust the one who does. Your way Father is good; show me how to walk in your way. Help to instruct others in the Way so together we can walk on your good path. Keep my feet from slipping as I walk the narrow way of your choosing.
Please know that I read this at the very moment I needed to hear this word from the Lord and... I also read it aloud to my husband who is still in the hospital.
"Therefore look to me for guidance and I will direct you to a brother or sister in need. Deny yourself and you will be provided with a way out for I will open a way through the waters for you."
Just what I needed to read regarding a particular circumstance over which I'm praying for guidance.
Bless you, wmj, for obeying the Holy Spirit to pen this series. It's just wonderful!