A friend of mine on facebook, Patti Finney Compton, shares the most glorious pictures there. She opens her heart and always has a word of encouragement for those who respond to her. This one caught my eye recently and I asked and received her permission to share. Her pictures seem to penetrate the soul and lift the spirit. I think that is because she prays over them and God leads her to them and guides her hand as she shares them! Thank you Patti for being a faithful handmaiden!
Many years ago as I was agonizing about the call of the Lord upon my life, I heard very clearly the words, “I will be your rear guard.” It brought immediate peace to the matter and has been an unfolding revelation to me as well as to those who walk with me. When you hear something from the Lord like that you then begin to see it unfold in scripture and I learned that He is not only my rearguard, but He goes before me to prepare the way.
Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.Isaiah 58:8
For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rereward. Isaiah 52:12
He is my all in all. My rock, my sword, my shield. My wheel in the middle of the wheel.
“He’s My Rock, My Sword, My Shield”He’s my rock, my sword, my shield
He’s my wheel in the middle of the field
He’s the lily of the valley
He’s the bright and morning star
Makes no difference what you say
I’m goin’ on my knees and pray
I’m gonna wait right here for Jesus
Till he comes.
The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel. Ezekiel 1:16
In Him we live and move and have our being.
For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Acts 17:28
He is the wind in my sails and I am bathed in the water of His word. My boat goes where He leads as He fills my sails.
Many times as I pray over the city I live in, I actually physically blow my breath and release His Spirit out of my being. When we engage in prayer actively with body, soul, and spirit — the mind does not always even know what it is about. I am happy to be with Him in the process. Sailing on the waters with His Spirit to fill my sails and guide my boat. I trust Him and you can too!