Isaiah 52:11 Depart, depart, go out from there! Touch no unclean thing! Come out from it and be pure, you who carry the vessels of the Lord. But you will not LEAVE IN HASTE, or GO IN FLIGHT; for the GOD OF ISRAEL will be your read guard.
Today, I had planned not to post due to my busy schedule. But as I pressed on doing what I thought was important, the Lord impressed these words upon my heart. YOUR STEPS ARE ORDERED! In other words, I don’t need to be in a hurry to get there…because without Him in the picture, I can and will easily stumble. And of course, when you and I stumble, that means, some unnecessary delays.
It was in mid-February when the Lord spoke those words to me from Isaiah 52. At the time, we were under pressure. Our time to move out was drawing near and there were still things to be settled. Then suddenly, the Lord made a WAY for us. A way…in the desert. Yes…it was time for us to move on. But not as the circumstances had dictated…instead, the Lord showed up…and ORDERED OUR STEPS.
Note what the scripture says. As a matter of fact, there is a tone of urgency to leave. DEPART, DEPART, GO OUT FROM THERE! Yet…in the same tone, the Lord is saying…your leaving will not be in a haphazard and disorderly manner. NO. In fact, the time of preparation will be lengthen. Why….because, God is not the Author of confusion. When the enemy comes in like a flood, God always raises up a stand. The children of Israel left Egypt in haste….but when they were leaving the desert….after 40 years, God prepared them for the next move. It was not in HASTE nor in FLIGHT.
God wants you and I to know, that He is ORDERING OUR STEPS. He knows our knees are feeble and weak. He knows the battles we have encountered along the way. He knows the fears we have of the unknown. But He knows this far to well. It is not how careful our steps are, but rather…how carefree our steps should be…as we trust Him to take care of the journey and yes…our destination.
My friend….YOUR STEPS ARE ORDERED OF GOD! Be strong…and trust Him to bring you HOME!