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A Twirl --Waiting Patiently


Psalms 142:7

Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me.

 

Isaiah 60: 1-3

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. 2 See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. 3 Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. 

 

Breakthrough by Eddie James



Happy Seventeenth Day of Thanks Everyone!


Today I’m giving thanks for a twirl or a movement of turnaround.  For those of you who have been on this journey with me for some time, you know that I have been patiently waiting for some miracles, breakthroughs, and wonders to happen in some situations concerning my and Delilah’s life.


As I was studying, I discovered that the Hebrew word for “patiently waiting” was “chool.” Interestingly enough, that same word means to twirl or to turnaround as in dancing. Wow! I thought. The bible mentions that dancing is one of our weapons of war.  I pondered more. What if patiently waiting for something to happen is not a passive or submissive act at all? But, an active and movement-filled action that declares and demands breakthrough through dance.


I knew that it couldn’t hurt to introduce my weapon of warfare, a twirl in this case, over my situation and see release of a breakthrough. The worst that could happen was that nothing happened or changed.  I turned on my worship playlist and began to dance and twirl and shout unto God with all my might. The first song lasted about 10 minutes. When I was done, I was sweating and breathing heavily but I was determined to twirl and dance until I felt something break in the spirit. Several songs later, as I surrendered even more to the presence of the Lord that had come into the atmosphere, I felt something click in my spirit, similarly to the clicking sound of a safety lock being opened.


I stopped dancing, got on my knees and begin to pray, thanking the Lord for a victory that I still had yet to see manifested in the physical world. I needed this breakthrough for our livelihood and knew that since God would supply all our needs, according to his riches and glory, He had to make this situation a priority and step in it. When Lilah and I left the shelter, I vowed that we would never be back again. I asked the Lord to ensure that we never had to go back either. I also desired to see a promise that God had spoken to me, as He guaranteed me that He was a Promise Keeper so many times before.


That same night the provision came. A few days later, forward progress in that promise came, when there had been no movement seen in almost a year. And it was all because I had “patiently waited” on the Lord through my active participation in a (warfare) dance of twirls and turnarounds. God is good (as my Uncle Andre would always say)!


Today as we give thanks for a twirl and a turnaround, I invite you to engage in a warfare dance/twirl until you sense breakthrough has been achieved. I also invite you to donate to Quiet Place Ministries at https://www.quietplaceministries.org/donate. This organization give pastors, ministry leaders and families a place of refuge to escape burnout.


Love Ya,


Have A Great Day of Thanks!

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