“At the end of the day, honoring God leads to good things. Anything else leads to confusion, emotional exhaustion and a lack of good things.” – Lysa TerKeurst
When God leads you to the cliff, trust Him fully and let go. He’ll either catch you when you fall or teach you to fly. He closes doors no man can open and opens doors no man can close. – Eric Ludy
God has wisely kept us in the dark concerning future events and reserved for himself the knowledge of them, that he may train us up in a dependence upon himself and a continued readiness for every event. ~ Matthew Henry
Those that know me, or have been following my story here, will know that I have one phase embedded deep within me…
God is Faithful!!!!!
So it does not matter that I look a little bit like Noah, building a boat in a desert for 120 years, because in exactly the right time, in His time, I know that God will bring the rain!!!
It is in these times where we do not see God working that we have to remind ourselves of how faithful God was to us in the past.
Are you waiting on a miracle?
God is faithful to bring it!!!!
Do you need direction?
God is faithful to give it!!!!!
Do you need restoration?
God is faithful to restore!!!!!!!
If we are earnestly seeking His will for our lives, He will lead us.
As the John 11 reminds us, He is “The Good Shepard.”
So if you are submitted to Him then it doesn’t matter what it looks like in the natural, He is faithful to get you to where you need to be!!!
It really does not matter how many people tell you that you are crazy,or how many times you have doubted yourself.
God is faithful for His sake and for ours!!!
Keep building your ark!!
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Sometimes when God shows us the big picture of what He is calling us to, it seems over whelming, or even undo-able. Yet when we take things step by step, keeping our eyes firmly focused on him, life gets fairly easy to manage.
Take for instance this blog, when God told me to start it, I did so in obedience to Him, and yet had my doubts on how long it would last, as my blog track record was something like 0 and 4. I started them in my own power and about five posts in they died a horrible blog death (whatever that is).
However this blog is different. God not only started it, He sustains it by putting on my heart what next to write about.
I cannot tell you how strongly I know that God wants you to
Expect His Goodness!!!
This is an area that we as Christians need to come up in, as most of us have various reasons for not expecting any good thing from God.
I know in my spirit that this is a topic that I will be writing more and more about in the future, but for this post let me just say that
if you are reading this God wants you to know that His Goodness has nothing to do who you are or what you deserve.
It has to do with who He is.
A.W. Pink states that…..
The goodness of God is the life of the believer’s trust. It is this excellency in God which most appeals to our hearts. Because His goodness endureth forever, we ought never to be discouraged.
How can we trust God to move in our lives in a great way unless we trust Him to be good to us!
If you struggle in this area ask him to show you why?
He is faithful to do so.
God wants us to be excited about what He is going to do in our lives!!!
He wants to watch and wait for His goodness.
Just like the photo above shows, it is our choice about how we are to live.
Are we to live a bored life, always focused on self (and what we can or cannot do in our own strength)?
Or are we going to be determined to live an exciting life expecting the Goodness of God around every turn.
Knowing that He longs to be good to us!!!
God Loves you and has great thing in store for you!!! May your faith be strengthened to trust Him!
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