I wrestled the last few weeks with a lot of things, peoples thoughts, what am I supposed to do next, what God intended marriage to be like…. God sat me down day after day with tidbits into ea topic which leads me to write this today. I truly find so much Joy when I get to share what He is teaching and growing in me. Weather its through His word, other good counsel or brothers and sisters in Christ.
Faith is the word I’ve been called to step back and look at.
This morning I listened to a great sermon ill attach the link. He spoke about a proper understanding of GOD… We do not have a God who is around to serve us. Faith the word itself is believing without seeing. So why is it I try to see ahead into the future. The world tells me I have to have a plan, a savings acct., my kids all have to go college to be somebody, etc…
Its funny all that I’ve been through in the past few years has taught me the complete opposite. God has taught me that His word is all I need. It has proven to be Faithful. I don’t have a plan because God does, when I go about trying to put my plan for His work into action I become overwhelmed, doubtful and have no joy…I look around and say oh I better be doing that so this could work. Or I think because others around seem to have financial stability and I don’t that God is angry w me or I’m failing somewhere. I see some with huge college degrees and tons of debt from college and they cannot find a job. Some go on to have amazing careers nonetheless I am saying follow your heart and God. If He has a call on your heart go after that you’ll never regret it. All this I have encountered in numerous conversations over the past years of my life. It was amazing to me how God had instilled this concept of Faith so much into my heart. That when I shared the pure joy and relief of not having a plan with others it felt amazing.
All have bubbled to the surface again recently and then God is His amazing Patience and Loving Kindness reminded me. John 3:8 The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from or where it is goes. So is everyone who is born of the spirit. I have learned that God will move through us if we let His spirit lead. We just need Faith to believe. Also Luke 12:24 Consider the Ravens for they neither sow or reap, which have neither storehouse or barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds. And which of you by worrying can add a hour to your life.
You see God has removed so many things from life and replaced it not with tangible things, but Faith. I have seen Him be faithful to provide even when my acct. says there is $1. I have learned that kids are only kids once then adults forever. I have chosen to let my girls enjoy being children and have told them time and time again. That God has a great plan for them and that plan will probably look different than the worlds standards. However true happiness comes when your at peace with God and answering His call for your life. I refuse to put pressure on them because after all once your a adult with adult responsibilities you often hear wow I wish I could go back to being a kid again. Yes I know it seems crazy I mean for goodness sakes they cant go around sitting in bed all day but they can enjoy Life and hopefully I have given them a glimpse. A glimpse that God is the one we can walk with in life and trust no matter what may come. He can bring life a peace and joy alone. Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I AM GOD… My Favorite verse & I once heard this verse interpreted Do not strive with God.
I’ve decided no more striving with God and trying to follow a cookie cut of what I am supposed to be doing. Holy Spirit have your way. After all I am here to serve you.
Its kind of like the old testament its quite repetitive something like.. Then God rescued His people and then they forgot their God…. I do not want to ever forget who God is and the God I serve. All He has done and all the ways I’ve seen Him move.
In the book of Ezekiel there’s a part where Ezekiel has a vision. In this vision God tells Him to eat a scroll and He does and then He is asked how does it taste He replies sweet as Honey. Oh my those words made my day and week so far. Its so true Gods word to me is sweet as Honey.. I can live in it all day everyday and talk about it too… Because its just like that to me Sweet as Honey. Not scary, not hard, not condemning, not full of wrath and judgment… Its filled with Faith…
Men and women with so much faith the can beat armies with no weapons, faith that can provide for thousands from a single meal, faith that even if your walk calls for tribulation and persecution you can endure with His strength and they do, Faith that can heal disease and if He doesn’t heal the disease He will walk with you through it, faith to not bow to other gods and even if that means getting thrown fire and even He doesn’t rescue them from it they will not serve another GOD. All to go out and share with the world look what He has done with me, for me and most of All look He loves you too and can give you the same Faith…. Jesus endured mocking, faithful friends walking away, loneliness, unbelief from even family, and the cross… Victory was a sweet taste ahead right around the corner… The same is true for us our reward is awaiting lets go Walk by Faith not by Sight….
Check out bridgewaychristian.org click on media then sermon 85 soooo good. Be Blessed
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