Because of a leading of the Holy Spirit, I did the following on a recent morning:
I hiked around Thomasville Friends Church (369 Old Raleigh Rd, Thomasville, NC 27360) on the morning of May 23rd, 7 times, thanking God for the good work He has already done here and most especially claiming the New work that I believe God is still doing and will do here.
V – The First-1st lap was for Victory. Victory in the Spirit, victory in the lives of the people. Victory over the enemy. Victory in my own heart and life, as I lead in humble devoted service to Christ.
I- The Second-2nd lap was for Identity. That we as a church practice Obedience to Jesus wholeheartedly. To be known as, purposed to the will of God. And that our Identity is to be about the mind and purposes of the Father. Obedient to the call, sway and move of the Holy Spirit. The second lap was for Identity, a people known as God’s people.
C – The Third-3rd lap was for Courage. Courage to do the things that God wants us to do. Courage to care for the hearts of people and their needs in distress, courage to face the enemy with the flame of the wisdom of the Father, the sword of the Spirit and the fire of the Holy Ghost.
T – The Fourth-4th lap was for Truth. That that which is done here will be honest and genuine before God the Father. That the message that comes forth from here will be true, pure and full of God’s real, honest Divine and living words.
O -The Fifth-5th lap is for Opportunity. That God will open doors for us to reach into new places. That God will create opportunities for us to deeply impact people’s lives and win souls and hearts for His holy Eternal Kingdom. That God will give us Supernatural understanding of how to use the talents and Gifts of the people, He has in our midst & brings our way. To seize the opportunity to do the work that He calls us to do.
R – The sixth-6th lap is for Right & Ready. That our hearts will be right so we can see clearly to do His bidding. That our hearts will be ready so that God does not have to shout to us, to get us to do His will. But that we will be so ready in His Spirit that we can hear Him if He whispers. That God will not have to ask us repeatedly, but that we will be right and ready, to obey the clear voice and knowing of the leading of His Holy Spirit.
Y – The seventh-7th lap is for Yielded & Yoked. That we will be so yielded to His Holy Spirit that at the slightest urging of His Spirit we will move into effective action. That we will be so willing. The 7th lap is for yielded and yoked. That we will be so open to His Holy Spirit that at the slightest moving, we also move. That we will be so yielded in our lives that we are in Ernest about God’s will. I pray that our only, total and complete desire is to do the will of Jesus. That we will be so yoked in a bond of love to Jesus that we are ready to get past our faults and work with each other. That we will be so yoked to Jesus, that our personal desires fall second, to the desires to do His work. That we will be so yoked to Jesus that we learn to want what He wants, above our own desires. And to see God reach many people through our work. That we will see His will done in this place; in & through this people already here, and that it will grow and Christ will bring others, He wants here.
Joshua 6:15 & 16
And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times.
And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD hath given you the city.