Good morning all-
I have a challenge for you today. I have been praying about how to spread this blog further into the world and I thought that I would ask you for your help. It seems to me that the best people to spread the word would be the people that take the time to read my words. So today, if you would forward the link to your friends and family, I would truly appreciate it and if you have any words of wisdom that would be great too.
I believe that God will do a mighty work with the words that He has given me but some guidance would be appreciated. Have you ever uttered those words before? I sure have. I love good sound advice. For the most part I do take it. Every once in awhile, I'm stubborn and march to my own tune but if I think about it for awhile, I usually see the benefit in other's advice.
Throughout my life, I have tried to be self-sufficient, not needing to much help and then God showed me that I really don't have a clue of what I'm doing. By the way, that lesson came at a price too lengthy to discuss on this post. The point I'm trying to make is that I can't do anything alone and I really don't think like God. Humans are way to boxed minded to understand the power of our God's thoughts. Even if we contemplate what He's doing, we may never know the outcome.
I think that's why people get so frustrated when they start on their path with Jesus. If everything doesn't go just so, they question His ability to guide our lives. I think it happens to many people that choose to work for Him, like Pastors, Evangelists, and just ordinary people spreading the word. I know that I wonder what He's going to do with this blog and my answer came today, my thoughts are not His thoughts. I find comfort in that, don't you?
I, like you, am an ordinary person, who tries and fails. I have made mulitiple mistakes in my journey and continue too. I am tested, stretched and often find myself less than I was yesterday but always, I feel loved. Because if God is taking the time to stretch me then I must be worth something. In trials, I have heard my friends say, "Is God even there?" Of course He is but not in the way we want Him to be. Every time I hear this I think about the Serenity Prayer. My mom shared it with me when I was little. When you're small, you believe that God is big. As you get older, more cynical, you start picking apart the word, changing it to fit your own needs and then of course, the flesh bares down in a mighty way. I know you know what I'm talking about, everyone over 18 does.
God is near, even when we can't see Him. He blinded Paul only to open His eyes to the glory of who He is. Think about that today and pray that He would continue to reveal.
My prayer today:
O, Lord, thank You for revealing Yourself to all of us. We know that our thoughts are not Your thoughts. Guide us and love us all of our days. In Jesus name, AMEN