The Detour is for your destiny…
A Destiny Detour is on its way for New Creation Church London!
Sometimes the longest route, you know that one that seemed more complicated is the only one that actually helps us to put our past behind us so that it can never chase us into another season of our lives.
Our position is on purpose and is part of the process. We talk a lot about ‘seed, TIME and harvest’ but we miss out the time bit, and say ‘seed and harvest’! However, ‘TIME’ is part of the process in Exodus 14:1-4 God planted the children of Israel on the edge of the Red Sea to stay there a little while…
At every stage of growing a seed, something is happening. You may not see it, but growth is happening. I believe God prepares His church, you and I to go into the next season – READY!
I want to share with you something I did on 6th May this year at some unearthly hour of the night on my phone app…I sent a prayer request to a very large church in America, Pastor Craig Groeschel at Life Church. Five days later a wonderful lady called Victoria replied as follows:
“Thank you so much for coming to us in prayer! I know without a doubt that God will provide the right venue for your church. Let’s go to God in prayer.
Dear heavenly Father,
You are our provider. You are the alpha and omega. We know that there is nothing too hard for you. You are our strength and our peace. Thank you for all that you are doing through New Creation Church London. God we come to you asking for a miracle! Lord you are a God who does exceedingly, abundantly above what we could ask. You know our thoughts before we think them. You are the best thing that has happened in our lives. So many people are being blessed. Help Pastor Lydia to remain confident during these times and please heal the trauma that she and her husband endured! Lord we know that we will experience trial and tribulations on this earth. We have your example to look to during these times.
God you have been so faithful in our lives. You have given us something to look forward to. Thank you for this new beginning you are placing them on. You are working out a BLESSING IN DISGUISE. Thank you for the fresh start and we prayer that no seeds planted will be lost. May those who are meant to be in their flock stay planted so they can bloom under this leadership. Let confidence remain in the pastors of this church that God is in this with them! Thank you for all that you will continue to do, for the provision, the peace and the comfort you are sending right now! We believe and receive in Jesus Holy Name. Amen”.
This prayer actually brought me to tears our Awesome God sees us!
Then I read this in my wonderful book ‘Thoughts to Make your Heart Sing’…
STAIRCASE FOR BOATS
When a riverboat needs to go up hill, it navigates through a lock (which is basically a staircase for boats).
The boat enters a sealed chamber.
Gradually, the water level is raised, lifting the boat up, until the water inside is at the same level as the river ahead. The gates open and the boat continues on.
But from the boat entering the lock – you can’t see the river ahead. It looks like a dead end!
And the Bible says we can’t see everything God is doing in our lives either. But what looks like a dead end is really God lifting you up.
Because there are no dead ends with God.
ONLY NEW BEGINNINGS IN DISGUISE.
“God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God.” Romans 8:28 (NLT)