When We get to the Other Side!

I must say that since I’ve started this blog, which is also a podcast now, if you prefer to listen, the Holy Spirit has been waking me up earlier and earlier with words of encouragement to share with all of you. You may be wondering how I know it’s the Holy Spirit. Please don’t misunderstand there is no one exact answer. However, as I said last week, if there’s any situation in your life that is just too big for your soul to handle the Holy Spirit wants to take control by giving your spiritual instruction and direction. Be mindful, the Holy Spirit whispers, He doesn’t yell, which is why He needs us to be quiet and listen.

Last week, we talked about the miracle of the children of Israel crossing the Red Sea. Now we must put this into perspective. Most of us, in the DC/MD area, are familiar with the Chesapeake Bay and let’s be honest, I really hate to cross that bridge. Well, the Red Sea is about THIRTY (30) times bigger than the Chesapeake Bay and the children of Israel numbered about 2 million people, although that number is argued by theologians. There’s one more thing that we need to realize about this miracle, the children of Israel did not leave Egypt empty-handed, which is probably another reason why Pharaoh was in hot pursuit. I’m sure that he thought that not only are all my slaves leaving, but they are carrying with them almost the entire wealth of my county! My point is that there are no small miracles. The Lord wants us to understand that with all that we are going through right now, He has already made a way for us to get to the other side!

And the people of Israel did as Moses had instructed; they asked the Egyptians for clothing and articles of silver and gold. 36 The Lord caused the Egyptians to look favorably on the Israelites, and they gave the Israelites whatever they asked for. So they stripped the Egyptians of their wealth!

Exodus 12:35-36

Today, I originally thought that we would discuss when all “this” is over, we will arrive on the other side of our Red Sea, but in reality, the Lord has given us the Green Light to Go! Some of us are standing on the shore, at the edge of the water, wondering whether we should take the next step. One preacher said that God is honking His horn, because we can no longer sit at what we think is a red light. The pathway has been set and He wants us to move forward, but just not too fast. Although the route we may have to take may be different for each of us, the pathway is dry and ready to be walked on, because our steps have been ordered. Now it’s even more important to listen for what the Holy Spirit is saying….

For I am about to do something new.
    See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
    I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.

Isaiah 43:19 NLT

Stay Tuned…

I’m not sure about our next topic, I guess that I’ll have to just wait for a Holy Ghost Download.

We will Walk across the Red Sea on Dry Land

In July of last year, I had a “Holy Ghost Download” regarding the miracle of Moses and the children of Israel crossing the Red Sea on Dry Land.  Unfortunately, I can’t tell you the whole Amazing story, so please take some time to read Exodus 14. Briefly, the children of Israel had been in bondage for over 400 years and they had now been freed to enter the land of milk and honey that the Lord had promised to their forefathers. As they were fleeing, they found themselves between the Red Sea in front of them and Pharaoh’s army behind them.  They were so afraid that they turned to Moses and said, didn’t we tell you we wanted to stay in Egypt (in slavery) … Really! Moses takes a deep breathe and says, Just calm down, God’s got this. (Exodus 14:14 Candy’s paraphased version)

But not unlike us, while in the midst of a pandemic, in our moments of hopelessness, we might have asked the Lord, “why didn’t you just leave us where we were”? For some of us, I’d venture to say that going back to “normal”, may not be so great… but “Moving Forward” toward our Red Sea, there are miracles that we can’t imagine and as we take a moment to look behind us, we see that our enemies have all drowned!

21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. 22 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. Exodus 14:21-22 KJV

I must admit that I had often wondered why God sent that particular “Holy Ghost Download”, in the midst of a time that can’t be explained. However, I have seen His Hand in so many ways. I know it’s so hard right now and these are only words. We must understand that our lives are a faith walk.  My youngest daughter said something very profound, as she so often does, “God does not tell us to take that leap of faith with our eyes open, because He knows if we saw what was coming, we wouldn’t leap at all”. But in faith, we jump with our eyes closed and allow our Holy Spirit to lead and guide us safely through our life’s journey. As our vision in life, becomes too big for our soul to handle, then it’s just the right size for the Holy Spirit to take control.

I pray that today you take a quiet moment to listen to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying!

Stay Tuned for “When We Get to the Other Side”

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Welcome to Holy Ghost Downloads

Before you continue to scroll because you believe that I’ve gone a little TOO deep, please give me a moment to explain. I truly believe that our spiritual, emotional and mental health has been taking a beating for almost two years. For some, it’s been a Lot longer… We have been bombarded by the state of the country and the world, in addition to being overwhelmed by our own personal experiences with COVID, grief and loss. Although, there’s a societal push for our lives to get back to “normal”, by returning to the office and schools reopening, we still have a Long way to go. For the past year, my mantra has been “Moving Forward by Faith”, but now I believe that we are trying to move too fast. My goal for the next few/several blog posts will be to inspire and encourage you with a moment or two of spiritual renewal, refreshing, restoration and revelation. I’ve entitled these moments as “Holy Ghost Downloads” and although I will to use words, “Lord”, “God” and biblical scriptures, because that is my frame of reference, I would ask that how ever you need to frame it, please don’t miss the message.

So let’s begin by giving you my definition of download in this context. The word “download” is a term the describes an act or instance of transferring data or information from a larger computer [The Holy Ghost] to a smaller device [our minds and then ultimately into our spirit]. That’s as deep as it’s going to get, for now. For me, in the early morning, especially when I’m fighting to stay asleep, my mind starts racing. Many times, it’s stuff that I would really rather not dwell on, but then, there are times of spiritual revelation, instruction and direction. You have probably had the same experiences, but you may have been so busy with life that you didn’t have time to notice.

If you are still with me and I hope that you are, my prayer is that as I share with you a few of the Holy Ghost downloads that I’ve experienced, that you will begin to acknowledge your own spiritual downloads and some of the pieces of your life will begin to fall back into place. It is so important that will take a moment to be inspired and encouraged, so that we are able to then share a moment or two with someone else.

Let’s Speak Life and Light!
Stay Tuned for “We are going to walk across the Red Sea on Dry Land”

We welcome your thoughts and comments, you may share the exact word that someone else needs to hear…