This morning I was reading the Word searching for His voice. It's been an interesting few weeks and I wanted to hear from God. This writing came up as a memory from one year ago today...I thought it prophetic and ironic to have showed up at this time. This is what I wrote one year ago today...


Do you know any scorpions in your life? Would God find us fearful of those who attack us, or slumped in complacency, depressed by self-pity, broken by a lack of faith for that which seems overwhelming today, but will surely be healed tomorrow?

In Ezekiel 2 the prophet received his calling, "'Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak to you.' As he spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard him speaking to me," Ezekiel declared.

There are moments when you cannot sit down when God speaks. There is no room for cowardice. You will be required to stand up. Every situation He has meticulously allowed in your life is for your ultimate good and your assignment is to be courageous with every person, enemy or friend who is entangled with you. God does not always send us to those who want to hear us. God spoke magnificent words and counsel that we should all heed for our own journey. It takes courage.

Ezekiel 2 continues, "The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says.’ And whether they listen or fail to listen—for they are a rebellious people... do not be afraid of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns are all around you and you live among scorpions. You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen... open your mouth and eat what I give you.”

So be it! If that is your call today...stand up!