There is no way that reading
this preface will prepare you for what follows.
You might as well take your shoes off now and be stopped in your tracks. The heat of these burning bush narratives
will thaw the winter of your own milestone memories of His voice. Somehow, along the way of reading this
journey you will discover flickering embers within that are rekindling your
first love history and destiny with your creator.
Most of the responses to the
question “What is God doing in your life lately?” are the disappointing, “I
don’t know, but I am in a transition.”
It is as if we can’t know on this side of heaven. Or worse, He doesn’t want us to know. Yada, Yada, Yada simply shatters that
illusion. It breaks the glass ceiling on
the wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ and gives us permission
and purpose to pursue again. This author
has broken the barrier of what we thought we had to settle for in our two-way
communication with Abba Father. You will
be ruined for the ordinary if you dare to go any further.
Like Habakkuk the seer
prophet, we have seen and heard too much daily news and lost our perspective on
what God is up to both in us and through us in today’s circumstances beyond our
control. We do not know the melody to
our unique rendition of the last verses of the last chapter when he sang;
Hab. 3:17 -19 Though the fig tree may not blossom,
fruit be on the vines;
the labor of the olive may fail,
the fields yield no food;
the flock may be cut off from the fold,
there be no herd in the stalls—
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
will joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength;
will make my feet like deer’s feet,
He will make me walk on my high hills.
Because she has taken us to
her personal “Watchpost” moments in her life, we get to “watch and see what the
Lord will say to me” through the passionate pages of an authentic follower of
Jesus. Scales will fall off our eyes as
we move from listeners to seers, a key to being before doing.
This is a song of covenant
intimacy that will embolden you to know more than the acts of the Lord but His
ways in you. We are rebooted to the New
Testament upgrade privilege of accessing all that the prophets alone did in the
Old Testament and this author’s story is living proof. We have our own story to reveal to the
nations and it is tailor-made by God to be one of a kind treasure.
This is your Yada time.
Dr. Joseph Umidi
Executive Vice President for Student Life, Regent University
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