You know the Johnny Cash song, “I Walk the Line”?
I keep a close watch on this heart of mine, I keep my eyes wide open all time…are you singing yet? In today’s world there is a fight a going on. It is a spiritual battle to steal our hearts. To distort every moral that is right. This requires us to stay alert at all times..”walk the line“. I know Johnny Cash was not singing about what I am about to preach. It just makes sense to me. The past few weeks have been exhausting to say the least. In keeping check with myself I have been alert and keeping a close watch on my heart. In good ol Amy style! Which means I am in between houses right now. If you have been following this blog for a while then I am sure you have been witness to many, many blog posts about losing this home that or better yet, the infamous post, “help me Lord, I am homeless!” cries. This time around there is no real panic, just a simple, “oh well, I made the decision. It will work out somehow.” That does not mean I haven’t been moody or slightly fearful. I would be lying if I said it didn’t bother me or cause me fear. During this period before we arrived where we are today, I seriously prayed and asked God to go before us. I stepped out on the water in faith. God always takes care of his children. I know that but, I do have times when it is hard to stay positive. God said we are far more valuable than the bird’s of the air. Which brings me back to this; God specifically said for me to keep a close watch on this heart of mine and stay alert. I haven’t experienced any voices from heaven telling me to go this way or that. What I can tell you is this is a delicate time for my hubby and I. I believe that if either one of us is not careful to guard our hearts the enemy will attempt to invade and steal our joy, peace, and the blessings to come. Whether you realize it or not, when the enemy comes he comes wrapped not in darkness or evil but in our deepest dreams and greatest desires especially, when we are at a place in life where God may be testing us or molding us into better people. When humans are in desperate situations we tend to “react” to life. We allow life to happen to us and not for us. Which is why guarding our hearts and minds is top priority. We are responsible for our choices and when ownership is claimed and faith is activated God will cause miracles for us on our behalf. Let’s not forget the other side of this is direct obedience. That requires action and action requires making choices with integrity. When we are submissive to the Lord’s plan He will cause the Red Sea to part. Obedience requires walking the line and not side stepping to make things happen in our time frame the way we expect it too. Are you with me on this? I have mentioned a few words that may have hurt or offended you. Nevertheless it is the truth! Words like obedience, submit, and wait are not what we really want to hear when our ship is sinking faster than the Titanic. I know first hand that waiting sucks. How about this word, discipline. How does that word make you feel? You probably think about when you were a kid and you got in trouble for doing something stupid and you get spanked with a belt. I don’t know about you but, that was a thing in my household growing up. Today they call it child abuse (which is really stupid and a whole other blog post). It takes personal discipline when following the Lord. You have to give up fleshly desires. It is the only way to get into the Promised Land. This is where we are today. Waiting to enter the Promised Land. God revealed to me about a month ago that He was about to take us into the Promised Land, He said, “ I will increase your land and expand your tent.” He also, reminded me that to whom much is given much is required. So, I am here I am am waiting and leaning on Him. Trusting that He knows what is better for us than we know for ourselves.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
Are you guarding your heart daily. Are you in a season of walking the line with the Lord? If so I would love for you share your story in the comments below!
Peace & Love,