Friday, 4 April 2008

what lies ahead?

i don't know about anyone out there; but i do wonder about the infamous 'tomorrow'... as much as the word of God says don't I do.

some posts ago [feels like a decade now!!] i wrote on something i titled 'it is suppose to be'. i was in a place in my life where that was all i was medidating on... i was so restless, unhappy,confused because i personally did not understand WHY i was where i was; why things were the way they were. the enemy kept stealing my joy and i kept letting him.... i was at my wits end... i was loosing it; faith, hope, strength, joy, peace....BUT PRAISE GOD; I "GOT IT" i got the revelation and it changed alot of things for me!!

i know where i am coming from, the battles i have fought, the things i have seen, the mistakes i have made, the fears i have faced.... I KNOW YESTERDAY, BUT I DO NOT KNOW TOMORROW; and lets be honest that CAN be very, very scary.

one day i was taking a walk back from lectures; and i never look up when i walk... it is weird; i always look at the ground with the occssional lifiting up of my head which goes back down in an instant [may need doctor phil to analyze this!!]. as i walked the rare occasion where i lift up my head occured; but instead of instantly going back to admiring the ground; i decided to look ahead...

i saw a foggy picture of trees, and tall buldings and open, clear skies and i heard this whispered to me:
'as far as your eyes can see'. this i reapted over and over again in my mind 'as far as your eyes can see' and then i remembered the story of Abraham.

before i go further; i just wanted to say how God 'blows' me away each time... the way he sends words to us his children even before the 'situation' that requires that word occurs. this is the same with this incident... i was not in a place of wondering about my future, about my life on the day this word came....!!! its just amazing.

anyway back to the gist:

somedys after, i had time to look in my bible for the encounter Abraham had with God... where God told him something similar to what he told me, Genesis 15:5-:

"then the lord brought Abram outside beneath the nightsky and told him 'look uo into the heavens and count the stars if you can. your decedants will be like that-too many to count."

God literaly told Abraham 'you will have what you see'.

alot of exhaltations have been shared on 'having what you say-the power of confessing the right things into your life' but not much emphasis is placed on the importance of having a picture of that life/that future in your mind.

i know a girl who has a picture of her wedding ring on her finger!! she tells me she closes her eyes and she JUST SEES IT!!

we will not have JUST WHAT WE SAY, but WHAT WE SEE as well.

get that 'child' in you awake.... begin to see 'helicopters in your backyard'[so to speak]; we adults have gotten so jaded, and when it comes to God and faith you have to have 'OUTRAGEOUS' expectations!!

i say outrageous as one speaking in the flesh, as an ordinary man; BUT you and i know... no dream or request brought before our heavenly father is BIGGER than he is.

so when next we wonder : "what lies ahead?"
i hope we follow that question with : "what do i see?"

for anyone who struggles with SEEING that picture.... just as God took Abraham outside... he will lead you to his WORD... as the word enters into your heart, and as your faith reaches new heights the PICTURE becomes clearer...

"its all in our faith."
"its all in our faith."

his peace.chichi


Honeywell said...

mehn, i won't lie, God just used you to speak to me right now.. bless you and thank for sharing this wisdom with us.....

chichi said...

@ honeywell: hi, thanks 4 droppin by... God needs us to trust him about tomorrow inspite of how today may seem or be.... not the easiest feat but... God never fails; his thots 4 us r good n not evil... WE CAN TRUST HIM 100%.

Jarrai said...

That was just a really nice post to read.....loved it. It reminds me of a song sang by Kim Burrell called "have faith". God can do exceedingly and abundantly, he says all we have to do is ask.

Nice blog...will be stalking you regularly. lol

chichi said...

hey jarrai thanks for stopin by n d complent... hope i wnt need to get a restraining order tho??? LOL.

shalewa said...

what do we see?when we go thru trials,we tend to limit god believing he is also constrained by human limitation.we dream but think our dreams are too much 4 god.we try to limit our dreams to what we can handle.what do we see?ur dream world is where there are no part is god can do more than that dream.dare to dream.u want to be the next donald trump,u want to be better than oprah,richard branson etc.dare to dream and trust god.

chichi said...

@ shalewa: thnxz 4 dropin by... and a big YES to dreamin... cos with God nuthin is 2 much!! haleluyah.

Jaycee said...

I know yesterday, but I do not know tomorrow.

Your story of how u looked up and God whispered these words to you, "as far as u can see," really touched me. The way God speaks to us sometimes is really phenomenal. Loll.

Lord help me see your word even in my "little" heart's desires... There's no such thing as "little desires" in God's dictionary anyways. A desire is a desire. Lol.

Lilian Michael said...

I too was touched by the post and I loved every single word of it. I felt really scared and touched as if God was talking to me. It has really inspired me to go back on my knees and pray so I can also see, live and claim what God has promised and given to me. Keep up the good work Chi.

chichi said...

hey jaycee&lilian thanks for droping by. thank God for WHO HE IS...and who he has promised to ALWAYS be! x