Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Sometimes I'd like to do that with God....point at a situation and say, "whazat?" [Translation: is this to teach me faith, or patience, trust or obedience, caring or compassion?] I mean - isn't it sometimes easier to understand the lesson if we know what it's about ahead of time?
Ah - me - it's not to be...usually I have to wait until the house drops on my head to understand...
But I had a wonderful revelation this morning. I've been praying about my future doing this 'art thing,' wondering if it's what God wants me to do, if it can be modestly lucrative, or if I should be seeking some 'real' employment to help meet our financial needs and for retirement which is getting closer. This morning in pray I asked God, "Whazat?" [with a bit of an attitude I'm not proud of]. Actually my question was more like "God, please, will you just assure me if you want me to continue with this ministry."
I finished my prayer time, then in a bit of desperation for scripture to read, I picked up a random daily devotional and turned to today's date. There were two references for today.
Colossians 3:2, "Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth."
Deuteronomy 28 (the whole chapter is rich with promise...but here are the verses that stood out to me...)
1-If thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments...
2-... all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee (did you get that? God will chase us down with his blessings!)
11 And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body,
12 The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
Retirement? What could be better off than the Lord's good treasure? Medical bills? God's blessings will overtake me - why worry?
My answer was simple. Hearken to God's voice and observe his commandments and there shall be blessings. I plan to stay on this path...working for God's purpose and glory...I will not be deterred unless He resets the course.
If you are seeking an answer I encourage you to ask God, 'whazat?' and he will show you. Search His word and be prepared to hear His voice speak to you.
May you be overtaken with blessings today!