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.


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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