My graphic designer, Inked Designs by Elayna, and I discussed a few different concepts, however, Elayna had suggested a bull’s eye from the start. Initially, I was a little concerned that it may not fit with the theme of the book and then the Holy Spirit led me to this scripture:
My question: What are God-worshipers like?
Your answer: Arrows aimed at God’s bull’s-eye.
They settle down in a promising place; Their kids inherit a prosperous farm. God-friendship is for God-worshipers; They are the ones he confides in. If I keep my eyes on God, I won’t trip over my own feet. Psalm 25:12-15 – The Message (MSG)
It was interesting to discover that this scripture was the basis for my book for the beginning. The Lord continues to show me how to worship Him for who He is. I must focus only on Him for guidance and direction and He will always Order my steps. This journey has been and will always be about what He wants of me, much more than what I want from Him for me.
Order, Organize & Obedience is a tale spanning four decades of my journey with God to find order in the chaos of my life. It begins in August of 1979, as I’m returning to DC from Austin, Texas, after only five months. I will take you through my life in Corporate America, into my life as a wife and mother and all that I learned along the way. So please join me on my journey of Order, Organize & Obedience, with all the twists and turns, up and downs. As a bonus feature, there’s organizing tips too.
Available for Pre-order, scheduled for release in June, 2019.
Next Post: “A Little Backstory”
My day started with a Facebook memory for March 21st, 2012…
The Holy Spirit reminded me that my true purpose is MINISTRY, which was birthed through Order Your Steps in September of 2011! I had to be mindful of the task at hand and allow the Lord to lead and guide me along the way.
A very dear friend and minister sends me the Spirit of Prophecy bulletin for my daily devotional. It never fails to hit me exactly where I am in that moment and today was no different…
SPIRIT OF PROPHECY
Revelation 19:10b “Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns
March 21, 2018: Beloved, I want to help you see and hear spiritual truth. To do this you must look without fear, prejudice, or expectation. You cannot allow anything to color or distort what I show you, but rather take it at face value. When you see something do not add anything to it or take anything away from it. Look with eyes wide open, ears ready to hear, and a heart ready to receive, says the Lord.
John 16:13 “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.”
Coincidence? I think NOT!!
NEXT JOURNAL ENTRY: March 23rd of 2018
I may have mentioned once or twice 😀 that my oldest daughter is a Graphic Designer and owns her own company. Her company, Inked Designs, was at Washington Adventist University, displaying her art in honor of Black History Month!!
God has been so faithful! He entrusted Elayna, my miracle child, to me and now as a beautiful young woman, she is operating in her anointing. I declare and decree that all that are touched by her gift will sense the presence of the Holy Spirit!
Please check out her Instagram, Etsy Shop & RedBubble
I re-read the story of Mary and it really doesn’t say that she endured a lot of trouble, but we can just surmise. An angel came to Joseph to explain that his wife had not betrayed him. Thank the Lord! But, what’s interesting is that Mary accepted her assignment, although she didn’t totally understand it all. Whether it troubled her or not, she had the Faith that God was going to do what He said that He would do.
We too have our assignment for the coming year. God has promised us that He is going to meet ALL our needs. He has told us that we shouldn’t worry about Nothing. We already know that there is nothing Impossible with God… and ALL things work together for our good. I speak prophetically that in 2014, we should expect Double for our Trouble! We have a game plan. We are going to identify our goals (2 or 3 major ones, and pray about them), break ’em down into bite size pieces and reward ourselves for our accomplishments along the way… and most of all, we must ADD Faith!! It is all for naught, if we don’t believe that we will receive what God has promised!
- I’ve Gotta Have Faith (joyandrews1blog.wordpress.com)
- So Your Fiancée is Pregnant with the Son of God? (senioryouthcamp.wordpress.com)
- Faithful Change (loveunderstandserve.wordpress.com)
- ‘Cos we gotta have faith 🙂 (tealverses.wordpress.com)
- Be It Done to Me… (goodnewsnow.wordpress.com)
- Nothing Is Impossible With God (inspirationalchristiansfortoday.com)
- What is faith like? (nostopministries.wordpress.com)
On January 10, my blog will celebrate its’ one year anniversary. As I look back over the more than 145 posts, I am pondering about what direction the blog should take in 2013. I have found that there has been a much greater response to posts that have talked about ORDER or Inspiration, versus Organizing. Now don’t misunderstand, my gift is administration and organizing peoples’ stuff, which is still my passion. But my purpose & mission is helping people to create ORDER out of Chaos, which is so much, much more!
- On Saturday, I was sitting at a red light waiting for a funeral procession to pass and the light changed. It was amazing to me to see the number of people that crossed the procession because they didn’t have five minutes to spare. We are such an impatient society…. which means we must find a way to slow our pace if only so slightly.
- I picture the CEO of a corporation always cool, calm and collected (maybe I watch too much TV :-)) His/Her clothes are always neatly pressed and their shoes and socks always match. What if they always woke up in a fog, rushing to wolf down that cup of coffee, having to stop at the closet and ponder what they should wear to work today and still make the 7 am meeting? Many of us are in that role, rather CEO, small business owner, husband, wife, father, mother, etc. We all must be strategic and plan our daily actions. Being in the daily fog, makes it difficult for us to direct our steps or to simply be directed???
The steps of a good man [woman] are ordered by the Lord… Psalm 37:23
In 2013, Finding Order in Chaos, will focus more consciously on Order as we did in 2012 unconsciously. To help everyone to actively seek Divine Order in their lives and Organizing stuff still playing a key role. As I was preparing for this post, I googled “Divine Order” and lo and behold, I found a definition by Marsha Burns, which says “the authoritative direction proceeding from God”. Marsha and her husband author the “Spirit of Prophecy” bulletins, which I have found very enlightening and many times very accurate to the spiritual place I am at the time. She also wrote as follows:
Divine Order is the flow of the Spirit as we yield to His guidance and direction. As much as we understanding this concept of God in control, many times when we hear a message or think about order in our lives, we still think about cleaning the garage and, the enemy would love to beat us up with the tangible things in our lives being in disarray. Divine Order is all about the moving of the Holy Spirit and being unencumbered enough to hear His voice and being flexible enough to go with the flow.
Being in the right place at the right time to accomplish what is before us.
I am looking forward to 2013 being busy, even sometimes hectic for Order Your Steps, yet restful. I want to just flow with the Spirit and I pray that something I write will help you to find rest in Him also.
Have a Very Blessed and Prosperous New Year!
Today is our day of Victory!
But when in battle, send Judah first!
Praise the Lord for what He has already done!
New King James Version (NKJV)
Let All Things Praise the Lord
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
2 Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
3 Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
4 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
5 Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Focus on Your Breathing for ONE Minute
Enlighten Your Heart for TWO Minutes
Elevate Your Mind for THREE Minutes
De-Stress for FOUR Minutes
Y O U R
S P I R I T!