It is such a treat to be able to ride on a new highway. Usually the road is smooth and well-marked, and it gets us from one locations to another more quickly than traveling old roads. New highways are planned to help us get to our destinations more easily. Isaiah talks about preparing a highway for the people of God. "Pass through, pass through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Build up, build up the highway! Remove the stones. Raise a banner for the nations. The Lord has made proclamation to the ends of the earth: Say to the Daughter of Zion, 'See, your Savior comes! See, His reward is with Him, and His recompense accompanies Him.'" (Isaiah 62:10-11) The Message Bible says, "Tell daughter Zion, 'Look, Your Savior comes, ready to do what He said He'd do, prepared to complete what He promised.'"
The Lord always looks to partner with someone on earth to accomplish His purposes. He continues to look for willing vessels who want to bring the Kingdom of heaven to earth. We can play a part in building a spiritual highway for the Lord. How do we do this? Be attentive to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Listen and watch for the stream of thought that comes into your head. Allow the Holy Spirit to take you on a journey in your quiet time with Him. We can build spiritual roads and highways with the Word of God so that we "prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God." (Isaiah 40:3)
You may ask how this happens. Quiet time alone with the Lord is essential. Wait upon Him to bring you a word. When I get a word from the Lord I begin to travel through Scripture with Him. I look for common themes and words through the Bible. I connect one passage with another. This is building a spiritual highway. God's Word always takes me on a journey. One verse leads me to another which leads me to another. I am unearthing revelatory treasure along the way and laying a foundation for the highway that is being prepared.
Writing down verses and revelation help me to form a well-built highway. Working with the Lord, I connect Scriptures and a new understanding arises. I refine the revelation so that it is strong. I can then share it with others so that they can travel on that highway and reach a destination more quickly.
Here is my prayer: "O God, help me to be a good road builder!" May we all be willing to wait upon the Lord and travel with Him, the One who Scripture calls "The Word." (John 1:1) Together we can build spiritual highways that prepare the way for His return.
Joan E. Mathias