Sometimes separation and division come because it is the will of God. Jesus came to bring division, not to make us all agree. Isn’t that right? (Matthew 10:34-35) Yes, we should be united, but we need to be united around the right things. Sometimes we need to be divided, because if not, we can get on the wrong path.
Sometimes, when you get on the wrong wave and flow, you can’t get off of it. Have you ever gotten caught in a riptide or strong current in a river? I have. If you get caught in those strong currents going down a river, halfway through, you may be thinking, “let me off this ride.” But guess what? You can’t. You want to, but you can’t.
You stay on the wave God has you on, the wave of the Word and Spirit. If others don’t want to go on that wave and in that flow – then you let them go. Be divided. Don’t get upset. Keep walking in love, but stay in the flow God has called you to. So how do you stay in the flow?
Number one: Spend quality time in prayer. I’m not talking about running or distracted prayer. I’m talking about that deep, consecrated prayer where you put down all the devices, turn off all the distractions, shut all the doors, and focus on the Lord. There are times when we need to shut ourselves off from everything going on around us. If you don’t watch it, all the planning will supersede your prayer life. All the programs will take away the time you should be spending in prayer. Spending time with God is the most important thing.
People who miss the move of God always have one thing in common: they don’t know the Lord. They don’t spend enough time in prayer to know Him. They don’t spend enough time in the Word. So don’t miss God. Get in the Word. Get in prayer. Put down all the distractions and know the Lord.
Number two: Worship the Lord more. If you’ll worship the Lord more, you’ll move into the presence of God. You’ll move into a place in the spirit you’ve never been before. Honor, respect, and worship the Lord. When you start taking more time to worship the Lord, you’re going to see things change.
Psalms 100 is the key to entering into the presence of the Lord anywhere.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. – Psalm 100:1-5 KJV
If we will quit complaining and magnifying the things that are contrary to the Word and start magnifying the Lord, those things will fall away. Stop complaining about all the things going on in your life and the nation that you don’t agree with or that’s going on, and start magnifying God. Start worshipping the Lord.
Yes, there are other ways to stay in the flow, but these two will get you started. Spend more time in prayer and spend more time worshipping God. When you do, you’re going to find that it’s easier to stay in the flow of the Word and the Spirit. You’re not going to be drawn away to other things as easy. Yes, there may come a division from others who don’t want to dedicate themselves to these things, but you stay with God.