It is a sign of wisdom to meet God before you start meeting men. As a believer, your intimacy with God is a major determinant if God will be able to work with you. In the world, maturity is rated based on how much independence you have and how well you can handle matters with little or no supervision. However, in the kingdom, it is the direct opposite. Your continuous dependence on God is what shows us how mature you are.
You need to be aware that one of the things that success in life and ministry wants to take away from you is your friendship and intimacy with God. Don't allow the moves of God and the operations of the Holy Ghost in your life to separate you from your intimacy with God. One of the battles you will have to fight as you begin to succeed in life and ministry is the battle of maintaining your friendship and intimacy with God.
It is in the place of intimacy that your instructions are clarified. It is where God impregnates you with a divine vision for your life. You don't see a woman get pregnant in public, have you ever seen that before? Pregnancy always takes place in secret, and the impregnation with the visions of God for our lives takes place in the place of intimacy.
The more success you have in ministry and life, the more directions you should seek from God. This was where Joshua entered into trouble with the Gibeonites. Jezebel was no threat to Elijah when he was in his place. Elijah would always say "As the Lord liveth, before whom I stand". No Jezebel could terrorize him in that place. But as soon as he was no longer standing before God, Jezebel sought to have him killed. It shows to us that all his strength came from where he was standing before the Lord.
PRAYER: LORD, help me to maintain a closer walk with you. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: 1 Samuel 26:1-28:25; John 11:1-54; Psalm 117:1-2; Proverbs 15:22-23
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