But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. ~Isaiah 40:31
For the last few months I have been sprinting towards God. With all my being I was praying more, fasting more, seeking Him every second of every day. This past week however has been just… different. I felt like today He was bringing home the concept to me that although there will be seasons of soaring and at other times we’ll be called to sprint, we are also called at times to a season of walking. I feel like the key though, is to hold out when you walk!
In my brokenness, I looked to Him with everything I had because I couldn’t make it through the day without being in His throne room every spare second of the day. Now that I’ve won the battle through worshiping Him in the midst of the storm, He’s calling me to learn how to just walk without losing sight of Him. As a child must learn to take their first steps away from their parent and no longer be carried around every where, so must we learn to walk in Him. Does this mean that we stop depending on Him? No, but just as a baby matures into a toddler and still relies on his/her parents for many things (but is more able to self-care), so must we sometimes become slightly more independent. For a while, the ONLY way I made it through a day was to pray 4-6hrs that day while fasting. Now, God wants me to still come to Him in prayer, but He also wants me to live a bit more for how can we reach the lost if we are ONLY in His presence? We must be IN the world without being OF the world, but if we abstain from the IN part we lose the point of why we’re put on this planet.
I pray that today we all (myself definitely included) learn how to walk in Him. To be steadfast in Him in season and out of season. To continue to seek Him and His Will and, when we’re called to a season of walking, to not faint. May we always worship Him in good and bad times. May the blessing that pour into our lives in times of victory not spoil us and take us away from Him.
God bless you all,