When I got saved the Lord specifically spoke to me about England and going there to release a new sound of heaven.At the beginning of this year I was invited to minister with my Pastor in the UK. It was a dream come true, but also the word of God over my life that came to pass. I did not ask how I am getting there or where the finances would come from. I knew that the Lord spoke to me and all I had to do is step out in faith, which means trusting in the relationship I have with my Father. I knew that it was time so I stepped out and said YES of Course I would go! I bought my plane ticket, which God provided the finances for, my accommodation, food and travel was paid in full. So I left for England on the 21st of July 2011 and off I went to do what God has called me to do in England.
So the first night of ministry I was about to minister with the church band, when my guitar broke completely. There I was standing not being able to use my guitar. Immediately I heard the Holy Spirit say, "You have two choices.You can either let this put you off and distract you, or you can just worship and usher in the glory and release my presence in this place." So I said "Lord you send me here to release your presence, the guitar is your problem. I have no idea where I am getting a new one or even borrow one. I don't care, You sort it out." We had an absolute awesome time that night in God's presence. God healed people, restored people and the prophetic flowed like I haven't seen it a very long time!
The very next day a awesome couple came to my hotel and took me to a music shop and bought me a brand new guitar. Better than the previous one and the one that I have been trusting God for.
God started speaking to me about blessing even before I got on the plane to England and I really just trusted God to speak to me and reveal to me about my position in Him. Sometimes we know God for God who needs to be honored and we feel we need to constantly work for stuff. By the way I really battled with this in my life. I always felt that if I don't spend 4hours in prayer with God that He won't use me or bless me. I never really understood my position in God, the position of Royalty. I knew I was His daughter and that He loves me, but there is a difference in understanding it and truly knowing and feeling and seeing it!
And so the Lord started speaking to me about blessing and favor and He said to me that unless we have a revelation of our position in Him, we will battle to understand blessing and favor and so many of us walk with the knowing that we are supposed to be blessed and we are working so hard to gain that blessing that we never truly receive that blessing.
The one morning on my trip we had the morning off and I stayed in my room to really just sit with God and hear what was on His heart that day.
The Holy Spirit prompted me to read the whole book of Ruth. I started reading and I realized that I was in a very similar place as Ruth....I was in a different country, my loved ones far away from me, but my heart was longing for the One who called me His own, my heart was longing for God so badly that I could not wait for Him to enter my room and I could just be with Him...I will follow Him wherever He goes. I just love Him so much!
Ruth followed Naomi and left everything that was familiar to enter the unfamiliar land with its people. I believe that Ruth had an encounter with God in a very real way. God honored Ruth's commitment to Naomi, but I do believe that Ruth could only keep such a commitment if she had an encounter. (Ruth 1)
Ruth positioned herself to receive the blessing and the favor of Boaz, ultimately the blessing of God.
Ruth's obedience got her to a place of position....Boaz noticed her even before she spoke to him.
When Ruth asked Boaz if she may glean and gather after the reapers, he allowed her...but when he asked her to not glean in any other field and to stay close by his maidens...favor started. Also the blessing came the moment He invited to eat and drink and offered her protection.
I came to realize that the moment we are obedient to the voice of God, blessing and favor follows but the amazing thing with that is when you are obedient there is protection for you as well. Boaz offered to protect Ruth not only provide for her. It is the same with God. When I went to England I travelled on my own and I was alone the first day in a huge unfamiliar country. Was I scared??? YES! Did I feel like crying YES I did! But I realized that God is my protector and that I am in the center of His perfect will therefore I can count on Him protecting me.
The amazing thing is that God wants to bless us. He wants us to have the best not just spiritually but also financially. He wants to prosper us!!! In Ruth 2:15-16 the bible says that Boaz ordered his men to let Ruth glean and that they should let handfuls of grain fall on the ground on purpose so that she could pick it up.
He is a good God and it is in His heart for us to walk in favor and blessing. I realized that God releases blessing and favor on purpose. Every blessing that I receive is done purposefully. You know what the purpose of the blessing is...LOVE. God bless us because He loves us and we obey Him because we love Him.
So many of us are serving God but we don't truly know that we are blessed. You know we are bless whether we know it or not. The only way that we will see the blessing manifest in our lives is when we walk in obedience. Obedience is not always easy, because it means that we go against our carnal nature, it means that we will have to die to self and every desire of our flesh, it means that we will at times have to face obstacles. We walk in obedience because we know who we are in Christ Jesus. Unless we know who we are we will not walk in obedience. Obedience comes from the revelation of who Jesus is. Obedience is not suppose to be a heavy for us, obedience is suppose to be a joy that flows out of our relationship with Jesus. When we understand our relationship with Jesus we understand our position. The word of God says in Galatians 3:29 And if you belong to Christ [are in Him Who is Abraham’s Seed], then you are Abraham’s offspring and [spiritual] heirs according to promise.
Our position is heirs of the promise, heirs to the blessing of Abraham!!!!!
God made covenant with Abraham in Gen 12:2-3
It is God's purpose to bless us!!!! We are to live blessed life's, we are to walk in favor all the days of our lives.