Draw Near

Dance the Word 2017“So let’s come near God with pure hearts and a confidence that comes from having faith. Let’s keep our hearts pure, our consciences free from evil, and our bodies washed with clean water.” – Hebrews 10:22 CEV

In May, just before our graduation from seminary, a classmate released a book titled Power Walk*. As a fellow author, I immediately purchased the devotional journal and began my “40-day journey to power”. Since I graduated on May 13, 2017, my journey to power should be complete but somewhere along  the way I stopped walking. I’m not sure why and I am not sure when, but I stopped walking.

Although I stopped power walking toward what God has for me, the power of God that dwells inside of me was still operating. Even as I resisted, God used unexpected people and situations to draw me closer to him. On today, the eve of the bi-annual Dance the Word conference which is themed “Draw Near”, I realize that with each ministry in motion movement God has been stirring up the gifts inside of me. As I listen to the lyrics of each and every song, I have resumed my journey to power as I minister with power in the dance.

As I peek over to the devotion for day twenty-four in Power Walk, I see the header: ME: Okay God, what do you want me tell your people today? GOD: Stop walking away from me.

So in obedience to God, I charge everyone who is reading this message right now:

“Stop walking away from God and Draw Near!”

Rev. Joy L. Wilkerson, © July 12, 2017 www.mydestaisjoy.com

*Power Walk: 40 Day Journey to Power is by Karren D. Todd and can be purchased on Amazon.

 

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About DestaIsJoy

Desta is an African Amharic name meaning "joy". My spiritual father and former pastor has twin daughters and one's middle name is Desta. I latched on to that name once I knew the meaning and use it in one of my e-mail addresses and for my website: www.mydestaisjoy.com where I promote my book and other writings. The joy of the Lord is my strength and for that I am truly grateful. For every mountain he has brought me over, for every trial he has seen me through and for every blessing, for this I give God praise!!!
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