So I have been seeking the Lord if I could serve in full time ministry once again. It has been four years and man o man do I miss the ministry of the Word.
People don’t understand tho….They say things like- can’t you be like the other 99% of us and just serve and worship? Well the answer is YES! That is exactly what I mean. The Calling on my heart to minister in His name, through His Word and by His Spirit has been confirmed over and over again. In human eyes four different sets of Elders have laid hands on me to acknowledge this. So I come to the feet of Jesus humbly and willing.
Proverbs 25:2 says, “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings,” and Proverbs 20:5 says, “The purposes of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.” God has placed our dreams and desires within us for us to discover. He trusts us to find ourselves out as we increase in our understanding of him and grow toward becoming kings in our own right. He encourages us in every step we take toward discovering what he has hidden within us, but his “Yes!!” answer to our “can I?” question is not a command or a directive, it is an enthusiastic cheer.
It’s up to us to get so close to God that we begin to discover ourselves and the way He views things and put those pieces together to find out what we really want. My question, rather than “God, can I?” has to become, “God, this is what I want. Is it really what I want?” and I have to allow him to search my heart and show me where my thinking is off or my perception skewed.
It’s the same with vision. Vision changes. Dreams shift and focus and realign, and it’s not an issue of having heard correctly or incorrectly from the Lord; it’s an issue of discovering what is in our hearts. God has a resounding “Yes!!” to give us in response to any dream, any desire we want to pursue. Even in relationships with people. There isn’t a right or wrong dream, as long as we’re moving toward him. God will gladly show us when our thinking is wrong or our perception skewed, but that’s not usually the question we ask. We usually ask “God, can I?”