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We renewed our commitment to pray with one another each day about two and half years ago.
During this time, God has spoken some amazing things.
Recently, we were praying about some things that seemed chaotic in our personal lives, things surrounding employment, chaos in the lives of family members and friends, and around the world.
This particular morning a peace just washed over us . My husband, Mack, spoke something I thought was fitting. He spoke with authority as he was speaking by the leadership of the Holy Spirit.
He said: this is not the time to bow down to fear and to be dismayed about chaos. In the midst of chaos there is great opportunity to hear the voice of the Lord. In the midst of chaos, the voice of God speaks to his sheep and leads them every step of the way.
Malcolm (Mack) began to point out how in times of chaos, God demonstrated throughout the bible opportunities to show himself mightily and lead his sheep – his chosen to specific discoveries and victories.
We began to reflect on several biblical truths that were opportunities for God to show himself mighty and bring greatness out of his people.
Gideon felt like a defeated being that had coward down in a wine press. Gideon was birthed into a warrior with courage. (Judges 6:1-32)
Rahab, a harlot, saw blood shed coming yet had the spiritual perception to submit her house to hide the people of God (spies). We are still speaking about Rahab today regarding her bravery and leadership that brought salvation to her household. (Joshua 2: 4-7)
A vast army came to bring chaos and destruction to Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah. The people of Judah sought the voice of the Lord regarding their concerns (2 Chronicles 20:4). God provided them discoveries and victorious living in the midst of what could have been perceived as utter chaos and loss. (2 Chronicles 20:24 So Jehoshaphat and his men went to carry off their plunder, and they found among them a great amount of equipment and clothing and also articles of value–more than they could take away. There was so much plunder that it took three days to collect it.)
The widow at Zarephath who was filled with chaotic despair, demonstrates another example of hearing the voice of the Lord in the midst of chaos. Overwhelmed by debt, lack, and the crippling fear of death. She received the word of the Lord that broke the back of poverty and released her from the chains of chaos. (1 Kings 17:7-24)
Peter abandoned Christ and fled after his denial of him. Peter could not flee from his inescapable crime and the chaotic voices that condemned him yet it was the voice of the Lord that provided him grace and called him into his role as a leader. (John 21:17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. NIV)
It was the opening of the young spiritual eyes to see an army of the Lord out numbering those who planned their attack that cause the chaotic perception of defeat to be removed. ( 2 Kings 6:17 “Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.)
It is the eagle who flies above the chaos to see crystal clear. (Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.)
I then said, I have been in several leadership courses and we are always taught that in the midst of chaos lies opportunity. While those who lack leadership skills and perception panic, their perception leaves them in the here and now while those who have leadership skills see the strategic placement. Those with leadership skills propels them in their forward thinking that leaves them unwavering in the midst of what appears to be chaotic.
Today we want to remind you no matter how chaotic things have gotten, allow God to speak to you and you will trouble the thing(s) that came to bring chaos to you. You will triumph as the leader you are. Your spiritual perception will allow you to become a forward thinker and your faith will catapult you into a greater place.