Tuesday, May 20, 2014

GOD AT WORK

I LOVE seeing God at work in and around me and my family. I LOVE how God can take a situation where we are obedient to him and totally flip the outcome from what we would thought it would be...and we see the mighty hand of God from start to present in our current situation. This has happened SO MANY TIMES in my life! God tells us that his ways are not our ways and his thoughts are not like our thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9). As believers, we are responsible to obey God's Holy Spirit within us - whether or not it makes sense...and whether or not it's an easy or even "safe" thing to do....being obedient outside our little comfort zone. It's not our job to figure something out from start to finish all the time. Sometimes God moves in the hearts of his children to start something that ends in a totally different outcome than we expected but this comes as no surprise to God, because it was in his plan ALL ALONG! We are his hands and feet to accomplish his purposes!!! Outsiders who only see the surface of what's going on in our/your life often see things that don't go the way "as planned" as quitting or as failure. And they may even vocalize that! It is so important that we know the TRUTH from God's word about what he says about the "good and bad" events in our life. The Bible is clear when it says that MAN makes his plans but GOD determines the outcome. (Proverbs 16:9) It is when we are moving and serving that God continues to lead us in the right direction. Isaiah 30:21...And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left. God also talks about how "All of our days were planned out before one of them came to be." (Psalm 139:16). God never promised the Christian life would be easy, comfortable, safe...but he DID promise that it would be abundant and result in eternal life! (John 10:10) And he DID promise we would suffer for him! (2 Timothy 3:12)


"So let's not get tired of doing what is good. 
At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up!" 
(Galatians 6:9)

"Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord."
 (Romans 12:11)

I found this in my journal this morning from earlier this year...

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