Prepare ye the way of the Lord!
How do we do that? What does it mean? When the Queen or a royal dignitary travels along our roads, usually someone is sent ahead in an important looking car to make sure there are no blockages or hazards ahead. The road is cleared to make way for the coming King or Queen. The Queen will get to her destination unimpeded. Similarly, I believe the Lord is saying to us, ‘Make a way for Me to come through your heart. Allow me an unobstructed pathway through your heart into the world.”
Clear a part of the day to spend time with Him, to make way for Him. Set aside space daily to ‘feed on His Faithfulness’; In our busy lives time is one of the rarest commodities we have, let’s spend some on Him!; Proverbs 13.20 Spend time with the wise and you will become wise but a companion of fools will be destroyed. Spending time with our Father is a sure fire way of helping us become like Him and get to know Him.
Create room in our lives so that He can come through in situations. Whether it’s behind the steering wheel, in the Post Office queue, at the school gates or water dispenser at work, let our hearts be a roadway for the King of Love! Ask Him, ‘How can I love this person in front of me? What are You saying to them Lord?’ Letting His glorious light and love into people’s hearts and situations through our words and deeds is allowing Him to shine through. It is the Kingdom of Heaven being advanced. ‘Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in Heaven,’ Matthew 5:16 Our light shining is His light shining through us.
Cultivate an intimate relationship with Holy Spirit. Jesus said it was better for us that He went away so that He could send The Helper - who is the Paracletos, which means one who comes alongside and helps. Holy Spirit loves to help us and has been given to us. Psalm 46:1 says God is abundantly available for help. He is real and waiting to be asked.