My wife and I went through a difficult morning and then in the afternoon, out of the blue, God blessed us. Hard times and obedience are often difficult because in essence, we are relying and complying with the direction we’re given by God, which often goes against what we would do on our own. I’m not going to go into the difficult morning particulars and I’m going to keep the blessing we were given to ourselves but the timing was so beautiful.
I don’t know if you are like me but I often feel like I’m in a dark room and my flashlight doesn’t have half of the power I would like it to have. The light that I am given doesn’t show me all the details I’d like to see and be aware of and my vision depth is limited. Now we see in part and we know in part. Yet our God is gracious and provides us with what we need to take that next step, giving us just enough light to see where to put one foot in front of the other. And every once in a while, He shines some light in a corner that we’ve been praying about and let’s us know that He has heard our prayers and has the situation well in hand. I love the way He deals with us. There’s an awful lot of grace going around.
God is continually stretching our faith, getting us to the place where our reliance and trust in Him is where it is supposed to be, which in essence is total. He is our source, He is our Shepherd, the reality of who He is and what He alone can do is what this journey is all about. It took me so long to get here and if I’m honest with you, I feel just like a kid that has just started grade school because I’m only just beginning to realize the importance and beauty of putting Him first in all things, every day, without exception, rain or shine. It’s the “all things” that is still a work in progress.
I normally start my day with prayer. I woke up early and started putting together an article. “Yes I know Lord, I’ll say my prayers as soon as this article is done.” That’s me putting the cart before the horse, it doesn’t work that way. Half way through the article I trashed it and got down on my knees. That’s the way it really works. And yes, I confessed my sin and asked for forgiveness, . . . again.
And the article I was working on, nada, nothing …. dry as a bone. And then the blessing.
So . . . just wanted to share this with you folks. God is good, all of the time.
Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!