For a few days now, I’ve been attempting to choose a song to minister at a service and no thing was coming to mind for the cause. When I was asked about what I would be rendering, I had no other answer than, “I don’t know.”
On this morning’s drive, I succinctly heard the phrase, “SAY YES TO ME.” Instantly, the lyrics to one of my favorites rose to awareness: “God wants a YES! YES to His will! YES to His way!” Soon thereafter, a medley of “YES” songs began to flow as I made my declaration of YES to the voice of the LORD my YAH! YES to do right in His sight! YES to give ear to His commandments and keep ALL His statues!
Sitting at my desk, with the intent to meditate and soak in the scriptures, that I BElieve in, Exodus 15:25-27 was the very first scripture that enlightened me:
“And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there He made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there He proved them, and said, IF thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God,and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statues, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee. And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.”
While meditating, at 9:52 a.m. (16, means love) the enemy started to pressure me with false advertisements (deceptions) of love. Just 10 days ago, September 7, 2015, I wrote about how my oil level is at 100%, and I will LET no man deceive me. Today, there was evidence that my oil level is maintained. At 10:24 a.m. (7, means perfection or completeness) the Holy Spirit, in a few perfect words, whispered to my soul, “It is the 40th day!”
I quickly jumped up and BEgin to worship the LORD with my voice. I looked at the date and did the calculation, not because I wasn’t sure, but because I was sure that I had heard accurately. Sure enough, today is the 40th day (I had started a journey of potentials on August 8, 2015), and my conscious self came alive to what was opened up in my spirit.
The Spirit of the Truth has been speaking to me with numbers for a long time now. So, I started studying the number 40. Forty, from a biblical perspective, means a period of testing, trials, or probation. During my 40-day encounters, I didn’t even realize that I was being tested. Nonetheless, at the moment of revealed knowledge I couldn’t resist the lifting of my hands, the walking and rejoicing, and the tears of thanksgiving BEcause I had passed this period of persuasion.
The enemy said,
“I will pursue her; I will overtake her; and my lust shall BE satisfied upon her.”
Even so, there was yet a predetermined plan for this will. The enemy and my days of old behavioral configuration (giving in to enticements) were defeated BEcause I recognized the wile spirit and rebuked it. Through it all, Marah (meaning a drop of bitterness or heaviness) could have been my disposition. I could have chosen to pitch a fit. However, I choose to pitch a tent and LET peace and gladness abide. SELAH!
There is this one thing I’ve desired for my household, and twice in the last 40-days the prospect of having my desire was at my pleasure. Yet and still, the Spirit alive was guiding me in that the presence that I’ve heard for 40-days was not the suitable presence for us. Thus, the invariable nature of my position, as an unmarried mother, is this: it is not due diligence for me to (and I cannot) make swift decisions concerning my hope. I must continue to rely on, and put my trust in, YAH as I work my faith.
I’m unequivocally certain that there will BE many more 40-days. As for this one though, I acclaim, “My YES is to the righteousness of YAH and the guidance of His Spirit!” In such, there is no failure.
© 2015 Angela M. Smith