Have you ever felt like something was coming? Heart racing....eye twitching....kind of anxious...like prom night..butterflies in your tummy...seeing your favorite person on the planet walk through the door something was coming?
I have had this feeling all week, and I can't shake it. I have no rhyme or reason to feel this way. My quiet time is still riddled with unanswered prayers, but this time it just feels different. Something.is.coming!
And I hope it's good.
I read the final sessions of my James bible study this week.....I started January 1st, but when I cracked open that book for the first time, I knew that I would take my time. I would really meditate on the lessons, and if I knew I wasn't in a place to really inhale and ingest the lessons, I wouldn't force the issue. You can do that when you are studying alone. I loved every bit of it. Every in your face, uncomfortable, love for the poor, love for the weak, love for the sinner, examine your heart, examine your motives minute of it.
However, about the last couple of lessons in James, I could feel God asking me what I would do next. Which lesson I would embark upon....what I would slough off of myself for the next ...6 months....ha!
I started feeling like getting my house in order...cleaning out closets, drawers, organizing, really taking a good look at my finances, and cutting off the fat, saving more (seriously, who am I), and just getting free.....
So I set out to find the perfect bible study for me. But more importantly, I asked God to show me what He wanted me to do. And in true Saviour fashion...He did not disappoint.
I've never really had a scripture that I lived by, read all of the time, have everywhere in my home, but in late 2013, God started showing me that everything that I thought I had lost, He would give it back to me. It was in my dreams, thoughts, the theme of most scriptures I read...it was a real word that I needed, and still need.
The Year of the Lord’s Favor
So, I'm starting this new journey, with an expectant heart, knowing that something is around the corner. Whatever it is.....I know it will display His splendor.