Tuesday, July 5, 2011

my will for you

As I lifted my first cup of coffee to my mouth this morning putting my hope in its ability to wake me up after only 5 hours of sleep, I was listening to my Love read from God's Word about all that happened in the valley of Elah.  Then I remembered that today was Tuesday and I was planning on giving this whole day to the Lord.  "I'm sorry I forgot, God," I said in my head.  I wondered if I would find confirmation in my God Calling devotional.  Was my decision to surrender every earthly need today in prayer about me or was it really God-ordained? 

Since we have had company the last couple of days, I was a few days behind in my reading.  On the entry meant for July 3rd, I read this under the title Spiritual Fullness:

"My children, "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled."  That is satisfaction.  Only in that fullness of spiritual things can the heartsick and faint and weary be satisfied, healed, and rested.  "Lord," we cry, "to whom shall we go but to Thee."  "Thou preparest a table before me."  Bread of Life, Food from Heaven."

WOW!  How did he do that?!

 And then as if that weren't clear enough, I read this entry for July 5th (today):

"I am with you all the time controlling, blessing, and helping you.  No man or woman can stand against My Will for you.  A whole world of men and women cannot do this--if you trust Me and place your affairs in My Hands."

Are you kidding me God?!?!?!?!

Tomorrow my Love is going into a very important meeting.  The outcome of that meeting will give us some clear answers into how God wants us to spend the next few years.  Today we pray so tomorrow we can have complete peace.

On the entry meant for July 2nd, I read this today:

"Does the way seem a stony one?  Not one stone can impede your progress.  Courage.  Face the future, but face it only with a brave and happy heart.  Do not seek to see it.  YOU are robbing Faith of her sublime sweetness if you do this."

I don't need to see what the future holds to be able to have the faith to face it with a brave and happy heart.  No decision made by others will get in the way of God's will for our lives.  Today I choose to hunger and thirst after righteousness.

Thank you God for meeting me right where I am at this morning.  You are more than enough.  Get ready to hear an earful today.  I am eager to be satisfied only by You.


The Howe Family said...

Praying with you, friend. Seriously, how does He do it?!? :o) Awesome!

Mom RS said...

Your words have expressed what my heart and mind have been trying to settle into - that of Who He is. I have been Seeking by rote lately and have wanted more. More of Him. So, today I will also step back out of myself and look up. A fresh breath of relief. May God bless you in abundance today Honey.