Nobody Can Stop Us on Our Journey with God

Even as the journey is not easy, God provides everything that is needed for the journey; not only to continue, but also to be completed. So today, know that in the heat of the troubles of the day and in the terrifying threats of the cold nights of your desert; there is a cloud…the cloud of the glory of God that provides us the shelter to rise above whatever the devil throws at us.


January 28, 2011

“21 By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night. 22 Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.” (Exodus 13:21-22) NIV

 

            A pillar is a column; the column is used as support! The desert is extremely hot during the day; the scorching temperatures can rise up to the one hundred and twenty degrees. I remember ministering in Yucatan, Mexico and listening to some of the pastors informing me that they would normally have services on Sundays at 4:00 AM to avoid the heat of the day. Strange enough; the desert does not cooperate with us humans! At night the temperatures are uncomfortably cold.

            No matter what the reality of life throws at us, how amazing is it to know that we can count on a God that can go ahead of us and cause the normal elements of nature, political issues, bad economy, personal tragedies, failures, etc. to cooperate with us. In the desert, God deals with us physically, mentally and spiritually. The time-frame may vary, but we will all go through this process of the desert.

            The desert is preparing us to face the giants in our lives in the form of generational curses and annoying strong holds. The desert is preparing us to take the promise land of our dreams.

            Even as the journey is not easy, God provides everything that is needed for the journey; not only to continue, but also to be completed.  So today, know that in the heat of the troubles of the day and in the terrifying threats of the cold nights of your desert; there is a cloud…the cloud of the glory of God that provides us the shelter to rise above whatever the devil throws at us. That land belongs to us, not because we are so special or better than anybody, but because the Owner of the Land declared it to be so. Absolutely no one can stop us on our journey with God.

 

 

 

 

 

Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

3 thoughts on “Nobody Can Stop Us on Our Journey with God”

  1. The desert is also the place where depth of compassion for our fellow man is born. We can speak with the tongues of men and angels but if we have no love we are only making noise. Every stone in our shoe, every tear that we shed, every bit of the heat of the day and the isolation of the night open the well of compassion in our heart to love our neighbor as ourself.

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  2. Amen! You may have desert on one side, wilderness on the other side, the enemy closing in from behind, and your standing at your Red Sea, but God says to stand still and see his salvation. God is about to release his power to part your Red Sea because the Red Sea is standing between you and God’s purpose for your life. Purpose releases your inheritance. And nothing can stop us on our journey with God.

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