“The Sovereign LORD has spoken — who can but prophesy?”
When the wind and the waves haven’t felt the fresh sun upon them, there is a stillness that echoes throughout the land. At the start of a new day, a new week, there is a dewy sense of promise: what will these waking hours hold?
Living prophetically means that you, right where you are, will take hold of that answer. In the coming weeks, we will explore how to live in step with Jesus’ voice, in connection with the meaning of New Testament prophecy, and the riches such a lifestyle houses for your daily decisions. We will seek out the voice of the Lord in the smallest and biggest of choices, and do what the Light leads us to do. Living prophetically means that you are aware of God in the menial matters of clothing, words, meals you make yourself and others, games you play, words you say, and the way you lead others. It isn’t hard, keeps you aware of Love’s still small whispers, and helps you take control over the seemingly erratic aspects of your life.
Right before Amos 3:8, God says “Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7). If you seek out Love and Light Himself, God wants to reveal to you what he wants to do in and through your life in this season. And it is a lovely path! “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11). Living prophetically sets you up to be mind-full of God’s ways, according to Proverbs 3:6: “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” And the best news is, this doesn’t just apply to who you are going to marry and what you are going to major in in college (praise Jesus!). You can “acknowledge” the Light in every decision you make, and possess the land of your life the Lord has given you (Deuteronomy 1:8)!
A note on declarations: At the end of each post, I will have a declaration for you and I to declare to “speak life” over ourselves and receive the truths God wants to give to us, according to Proverbs 18:21: “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Declarations are some of the most prophetic acts we can make, and we will explore why this is so in the coming weeks. Speak them out loud and with authority!
Declaration: I am coming into an understanding of how to listen to Jesus’ voice in every area of my life this week. I am not afraid of being led by Him, for I know by experience that His plans for me are good. I will walk in wisdom, revelation, faith, belief, and victory today. Praise Jesus for His joyful and abundant presence in my life!
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