Inner Work, Outer Glory

“Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth.” Luke 3:5

My sister, the great work God has called you to do will first begin with His great work within you. You will live a successful life. You will believe and yield to His inner work, and will experience these four promises:

God will fill every valley.

The word valley or ravine is sometimes figurative of “a condition of loneliness and danger”. As in “Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me” (Psalms 23:4, NLT). We live in a comfortless world that is filled with fear. What will satisfy your loneliness is the knowledge and awareness that God is present with you and His word is there to comfort and guide you. He will fill every void.

He promises every mountain and hill shall be brought low.

This includes high attitudes and views that God didn’t give you, high goals you feel can’t reach, and people in high places that try to hinder God’s move in your life. These are all brought low into submission of God’s will. Anything that tries to stand in the way of God fulfilling His divine purpose of being glorified in your life will not be able to stand. The Holy Spirit will bring it low.

He promises the crooked shall be made straight.

Crooked comes from the Greek word, “skolios”. It means curved, perverse and froward. A curvature of the spine can cause someone to not stand upright. We live in a world where people’s beliefs and values are way off. We ourselves can have beliefs and values that are way off and only the power of God is strong enough to straighten things out in our lives. God’s truth can help you live right, think right and treat people right.

He promises your rough ways shall be made smooth.

If you have ever driven on an unpaved gravel road, you know that the ride can be rough. Our first response can be, “I wish someone would pave this road.” We desire a smooth life with less bumps and bruises, but we have to learn to yield to God and obey Him. You will let God have control of your life. You will do whatever He tells us to do and you’ll experience less heartache. “Good understanding gives favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.” (Proverbs 13:15)

Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking directly to my heart by your Holy Spirit. I ask that you fill every lacking place in my heart and life. Bring everything low that is trying to exalt itself against the knowledge of you. Cause anything crooked and perverse in me to be made straight and make every rough place in me to be made smooth. I pray that you have you way in and through me. I surrender my life you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

11 thoughts on “Inner Work, Outer Glory”

  1. This is a powerful teaching that gave me new knowledge through explanations. Thank you Sis. Kesha for this devotional it enlightened my day in a new way. You are appreciated. Blessings Shalom and Agape. 👀🙏🏽📖❤

  2. What a fantastic message! Thank you Sister Kesha for sharing your knowledge & wisdom so that I may truly understand how to live a life as God’s child. May the Good Lord bless all of His children with peace ❤🕊🙏

  3. Thank You For This Devotion My DOTK Sister.. I Pray 🙏🏾that you Father I Welcome You Into the Deeper Parts of My Soul and Give Me A Clean Heart … Remove Anything that is keeping Me from. Full feeling my Purpose in You… Clear My Mind and Open My Heart to Recieve You Now This Day In Your Name Amen…

  4. Amen Father God in the name of Jesus have your way in my life guide me in the will of God trust continue to keep me and your loving arms allow you to work in my life please Father God let me hear you clearly your voice when you’re speaking to me to filled my heart Father God in the name of Jesus with your if I continue to be obedient to your word Father God Hallelujah in the Jesus name florita God Amen 🙏🏽 🙌🏽 ♥️

  5. Please pray for me sisters, the moment I made up my mind to serve God as never before, next day I get into a huge car crash. Now im filled with anxiety and worry and every waking hour is difficult for me. I don’t understand why it happened.

    1. Lina, I am praying for you, that God’s Word will comfort you and that in His own time and in His own way He will show you that all things will come together for your good as you keep trusting in Him. Just as His Word promises in Romans 8:28.
      His Word also shows us that nothing negative that His followers experience now will be wasted, every challenge and trial will mold us and grow us up until we meet Him in glory. Our lives will glorify Him, we will be partakers in Jesus’s glory as we’ve suffered because we follow Him in earnest. Be encouraged and strengthened by His Word and talking to Him. He will be there with you in every anxious moment. He hasn’t forsaken you. And I will be praying for you.

  6. Thank You my LORD FATHER GOD” in JESUS Name AMEN ❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘❤⚘

  7. Father, I thank You for every valley because You are with me in everyone. Working on the inner part of me, building up my spirit man to bring in my life what I need to fill the purpose You have planned for me. You’re preparing me for Your eternal kingdom! Then, Father, bringing everything low that exalts itself against Your knowledge, and bring it into obedience of You!! Father, because You are the Way, Truth, and Life and You have taught me how to fight, contending for my faith. As I continue to believe on You and what You have done for me on the cross. To seek You first, You our kingdom and righteousness, all other things will be added unto me.
    *Psalm 143:8*
    Father, that I use Your word for correction and be able to take it to ask for forgiveness and live and repented life, surrendering, that I look more and more like You daily.🙏🙏🙏

    Sister Kesha, this devotional is so on time with wisdom and encouragement to know that God’s timing is perfect and I should wait on Him and trust the process.💕💐💜💕💐💜

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