Today's prayer walk was in the southwest quadrant of the Township from the Oakland Community College entrance off Hospital Road to the Greek Jalepeno Restaurant on Cooley Lake Rd east of Hospital.
It was a beautiful day! Starting out I sensed the Lord showing that He always makes a way when there seems to be no way. He is the God of the impossible and when we think there is no way out, He opens our eyes to the path that was there all the time, (or maybe it wasn't there all the time but He just put it there and it seems like it was there all the time!) God open the eyes of the people to Your way and the path you have for them! (Think of the Red Sea!)
I also felt His abundant provision and goodness. He takes care of us and provides for us. Prayed that His goodness be released to all the people of Waterford--believers and unbelievers. His goodness leads to repentance, (Romans 2:4). It opens the hearts of the people and prepares them to receive Him. And for those who have already received Him it opens the heart to receive more of Him! Taste and see that the Lord is good! (Psalms 34:8). He really does satisfy us with good things! (Psalm 103:1-5). Once again I was reminded of Acts 15:16-17. When the tabernacle of David is rebuilt the unbelievers will seek the Lord. God's people, like John the Baptist need to declare and proclaim God's goodness to prepare the way for the Lord! (Matthew 3:1-3).
Isaiah 40:3: A voice of one who cries: Prepare in the wilderness the way of the Lord [clear away the obstacles]; make straight and smooth in the desert a highway for our God! (Amplified Bible).
Also prayed for a tilling of the soil, the ground. That where the ground has been hard and dry it is turned to good soil that will receive the Word and produce much fruit. (Mark 4). Send your rain Lord to prepare the soil! As the people of God declare His goodness and worship and praise Him with a pure heart then the way is being made ready for the Lord to move in a mighty way in Waterford! Let's praise Him so the rocks don't need to cry out. (Luke 19:35-40). And by the way, I gathered some rocks and will write some of the awesome attributes of God on them and return them to the southwest quadrant. These rocks will declare God's goodness in that quadrant until the people do in a greater way!
When Elijah lay in the wilderness under the juniper tree, discouraged and fearful of Jezebel, the angel of the Lord came and fed him supernaturally twice. The second time he said, "Arise and eat because the journey is too great for you." And Elijah arose, ate and drank and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights and came to Horeb, the mount of God. (1 Kings 19:1-8). God will supernaturally provide for you and give you strength to carry you through even when it seems there is no strength or provision around you. It doesn't matter what's going on, God is sure to take care of you!
Lastly, the uniqueness of each individual in Waterford is very beautiful and God desires for each one to pursue the path He has for them, there is no need to copy others or to mimic what others are doing. Tap into the creativity with you, put there by the Lord and you will add to the beauty and uniqueness of this Township.
Written on the seven stones:
He is a God of:
Possibility, Provision, Refreshing, Strength, Beauty.
God is good!