I believe that when you are just at the point of rounding the corner that leads to a new path, there are signs that indicate a change in your season is imminent.
One of the signs is a holy tug to spend time alone with God. Not necessarily for the purposes of your talking but for listening to that still, small voice of the Spirit. “As the deer pants for the water brook, so pants my soul for you, O God…Deep calls unto deep at the noise of your waterfalls…” (Psalm 42:1,7).
Another sign is that the same message comes to you in various forms illuminating God’s plan for you. You get confirmation of God’s rhema Word to you in His Word, in a song, in a conversation with a friend, in an inspiring message, in a Dove chocolate wrapper…it’s happened to me! “The entrance of Your words gives light…” (Psalm 119:130).
You may also have unexplained moments of anticipation and excitement even though there is not yet tangible proof of your new season. Sometimes in anticipation of what I believe in my heart God is going to do, I can’t help but clap my hands! “Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph! For the Lord Most High is awesome…” (Psalm 47:1 -2)
I believe that when you are led by the Spirit in your Christian walk, God takes you through different seasons of service or ministry. But you have the choice to stay in your present, perhaps comfortable, season or you can step out in faith, take hold of courage and walk confidently into the new season God is ushering in.
My Monday Magnificat? – In each new Season of my life, He alone is the power enabling me to walk no-SOAR!-in confidence and courage.
Magnificat – an utterance of praise from the Latin magnificare – to magnify (photography by Linda Charlene)
Addendum: The word rhema refers to a specific scripture or word from God (always in alignment with scripture), that the Holy Spirit brings to the believer as encouragement, direction, comfort or confirmation. In contrast, logos refers to the Scripture as a whole. John 1:1 tells us that Jesus is the living logos. “And the Word (logos) became flesh and dwelt among us…” (John 1:14). While rhema is referenced in Ephesians 6:17 as that portion of scripture which the believer wields as a sword in the time of need. “And take…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word (rhema) of God…”
Further, logos is the message; rhema is the communication of the message.