We know much is at stake. It’s why we pray as we do and conduct our lives circumspectly, redeeming the time! In times like this, the LORD opens special grace doors to snatch some and awaken others and for many, He literally comes up around them—under, over, and around—until they get a steady footing and can participate with Him in securing their destiny. Despite difficulty or pain in the experience, He gives grace to come on through!
This grace includes the hand of the Lord—turning us around and bringing us back to something missed or walked away from. The Hebrew word teshuvah means return and is used to describe a time of examining one’s own soul for the Jewish fall feast time, from the month of Elul to Yom Kippur. It is a time of turning and returning to the LORD in a significant way – returning to His path, making sure of right placement with His lordship in the heart.
Christians share this time of focusing on right placement and right connections, including repositioning where necessary. The Bible speaks of prophetic times when a line is drawn between what the Lord approves, and what He does not. We are in such a time; a season of tumult and turning that is distinctive. We turn toward Him and the Spirit of the Lord moves in our lives to make the Father’s will known. Penetrating man-made barriers and resistance, He puts His goodness on display through us; He intervenes and supernatural help is dispatched! Selah! — coming through!