Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Day 1002 of Giving Thanks
We can ask God, "What are you doing LORD? I don't see You in this... help me SEE YOU". We must wait, listen and seek... HE IS FAITHFUL, even and especially in our little faith.
“To Do” lists, expectations, responsibilities... This is our life today, and what God wants is for us to give Him our lists, expectations and responsibilities first. He will order the list, His promises will confirm great expectations and the Holy Spirit will convict us to love one another as He loved us first.
Our Father we thank You for being faithful and trustworthy, and loving us Your servants. Thank You that we can walk this path protected, carried, guided and in full light as You promise.
Thank You for loving us, pursuing us and never leaving us. For this is what you promise. Amen.
Reading Isaiah 42 and I just love God and His works. Today, even as I may not "feel" good, or "sense" Him right in my midst, He has shown over and over that I am not alone or on my own. We serve an amazing and awesome God... Let us be obedient, walk in His light and presence, while loving once another, and glorifying Him for the good of the Kingdom... we do this brothers and sisters BY KNOWING THAT WE ARE HIS. Knowing whose we are, and who we are because of Christ in us.
Let us pray for one another today. What is your praise or request to lay before our King?
So many emotions and feelings have been swept under the rug, so to speak over the years. There are so many heart-wrenching moments that I have had to just push through. Living in this world that is so cold, disconnected and uncaring, coupled with all the pain from a past can leave one feeling down and in complete despair. Our LORD tells us to live in today, let the past go and know that our future is secure as His children. So, I continue to ask myself, what does my past hold that my God can't remove? NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. "So, let it go", I say, "LET IT GO". Then, be still and KNOW THAT HE IS GOD!!!
Did you know that the Holy Spirit works out much while you sleep, while you are awake? We are to follow our King, in thought and action. Let us be aware of our every thought... holding them captive, abiding in Him.
In every way LORD let us be like Christ...
Father, we pray for our brothers and sisters, for rest and completion of Your work in their lives. We pray for the work of our Lord Jesus to hold her every thought captive according to Your will. We pray that Your amazing power and strength will move every mountain that is keeping them from breaking free from despair... heartbreak and guilt... I am not sure what their needs are LORD God, but You as our Creator and Comforter and Healer do... in all You are LORD, through our Lord Jesus we pray. Amen.
God’s Promise concerning His Servant
Let us praise!
"Sing to the Lord a new song,
Sing His praise from the end of the earth!
You who go down to the sea, and all that is in it.
You islands, and those who dwell on them.
Let the wilderness and its cities lift up their voices,
The settlements where Kedar inhabits.
Let the inhabitants of Sela sing aloud,
Let them shout for joy from the tops of the mountains.
Let them give glory to the Lord
And declare His praise in the coastlands.
The Lord will go forth like a warrior,
He will arouse His zeal like a man of war.
He will utter a shout, yes, He will raise a war cry.
He will prevail against His enemies." ~Isaiah 42:10-13 (New American Standard Bible)
Are you allowing the Holy Spirit to direct your faith, or are you?
Sometimes we fight through scripture, when really He desires us to rest in Him as He works us through His Word. That is what I find anyway. When I read, and read, and read, and find confusion... I know I must stop, pray, ask, discern and often leave it for a while... singing, praising, worshiping and pondering is what I need. And, when I come back and read again, I am renewed and His Word flows over all of my senses. And, as I read through and contemplate all that is going on in my life, all that God is revealing at this time, which is His time; the now.
So much of these past few years have been an amazing growth opportunity; an opportunity to forge new ways, which are His… to allow Him to construct with me what my unique design is intended for. To have the masterpiece established and authenticated in His amazing way.
Oh our Father is so amazing. He is so loving and tender. May we learn and grow to worship You in new and beautiful ways. May we come to know You are for us, even in and especially in the "heat of the moment", "in the middle of a storm", "through trials" and "in all circumstances"... For You are God... and You are all we can hope for. Thank You Father for Your love, tenderness and perfect will for our lives. “For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].” ~ Ephesians 2:10 (Amplified Bible)
Christ-like, new me… “if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.” Ephesians 4:21-24 (New American Standard Bible)
We can ask God, "What are you doing LORD? I don't see You in this... help me SEE YOU". We must wait, listen and seek... HE IS FAITHFUL, even and especially in our little faith. Today, I trust, listen and believe… greatly, I do all these things and act, watch, wait and move as He directs.
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