Monday, December 3, 2012

December 3, 2012 revised

Good morning all-

I had a million things to do this morning so I won't be able to write now.  I will come back tonight and finish this post.  But before I leave you this morning I have one question for you, where does your hope come from?  I love to ponder this question, especially when I'm doubting that God is God.  I hope you meditate on this today and then I will come back and finish it up with a scripture and a prayer.  May God be with all of you today and may he bless you and those you love.

Funny how your words can be tested when you least expect it.  That's what happened a few hours after I wrote the above question.  It never seems to amaze me how much our Lord wants us to trust in Him but then, it never seems to amaze me how much I question Him.  So around 9 am yesterday morning, I got a phone call and it wasn't anything I was really expecting.  I won't bore you with the details but it did impact my day and my husband's day.  Although, I have to say I had a peace and a calm that is not normally in my nature, the only way I really knew it was stressing me out was my stomach.  But then again, I am human.

I called a few of my prayer warriors to help me out and I talked to my friend that has been going through a big battle too.  She told me that when she went off her medicine and gave it to God, she said, "I'm going to get out of Your way and trust You now."  Powerful words from a woman that was so full of fear and a great dose of unbelief.  But here she was talking to me about what she had learned and trusting that in my situation everything would be okay.  Over and over, I came back to the words above.  Who did I trust?  Do I believe what I write?  Of course I believe every word but do I really believe that God's will is best for my life and my families.  Well that was put to the test.  So as I sat in my car driving over 2.5 hours one way and then back, I praised Jesus, I thanked Him and I rested in Him.  There were times I wanted to pick up that phone and rant and there were times I wanted to cry but I rested in Him and eventually everything worked out.

I decided to put my hope in the God I call Savior.  I decided to not walk in fear but to walk in obedience.  I decided to trust even though the outcome might have been very different than the way it turned out.  I decided to live my life, humbled to my maker and to give Him everything and that's exactly what I did.  Everything worked out and I'm going to keep praying.  I'm especially going to pray for the people involved.  I hope they find their trust in Him and I hope that I continue to know where my hope comes from.  Because in the end, the only hope we have on earth is through Him, by Him and to Him.

I just wanted to take a moment to finish this post.  I'm sorry that I didn't do it last night as promised but I was drained.  It takes a lot to pray the way I was yesterday and resting isn't exactly my forte.  I hope this morning finds you well and I hope that you really thought about where your hope comes from.  I can honestly say it never left my mind the whole day.  There is no greater joy than knowing what Christ put on Your mind in the morning would carry you through the entire day.  May God bless you and keep you as you continue to find Him.

Titus 1:2 NKJV:

     in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began.

My prayer today:

O, Lord, thank You for being our master.  I can not fix the world or even my problems but You can.  If I have learned anything the last weeks, my hope must come from You, even if my way is not met.  There are many people hurting today, starving or on the verge of dying.  I come before You and ask them to have a renewed hope in You.  It's hard when they are hungry, hurting or sick to see You.  I'm asking that You would reveal Yourself to them and give them a renewed Spirit.  They may be drained because they're questioning, "Where is Jesus?"  Your right there, I know it but the outcome may not be what any of us wants.  I have no great answers but I know You do.  So with all my heart, I'm crying out for people that have lost hope or never had it.  For the sinner that is hurting and for the weak to be made strong.  I'm just one person that saw Your hand yesterday.  Help us to be obedient and to trust that with each trial, You will be with us.  I'm asking that Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Restore the world with a new heart and give us the courage to always come before You in praise and petition.  Give us a spirit that never gives up and comfort us by still waters.  We need rejuvenation and the world needs a Savior!  In Jesus name, AMEN...

Until tomorrow...

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