Beautiful, beautiful Sunday today! But it didn't start today....the Glory of God began yesterday! Have you ever battled with something God is clearly telling you to do...and you fight with it?? Well, once again, God spoke and I tried to justify my actions, my problems and reminded Him about my issues! I would continue about my day, and then try to ignore what He was clearly asking of me! And I began to cry. I said, "God, how?"
And I came across a daily devotion dated January 30, 2016. To know the truth about a matter is worth diligent pursuit. Truth is what God says in different ways. He is the source of all truth. Pursue Him and you will find the truth that eludes you. Keep an open mind and seek truth wherever it can be found. Sometimes discovery of real truth will be healing and sometimes it will bring joy. God puts hunger for truth in your heart. Seek this pearl of great price. Proverbs 30:5 (NLT) "Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection." I continued to fight....and I failed to scroll further down the page to read: "If you knew fully the blessings of obedience, you would not linger one more second to do what I put in your heart. I have already given you what you have longed for. I would never give you a desire that I had not already provided. I have even give you the power to obey. Satan has you blinded, believing it is hard to obtain that desire. My grace is sufficient and has power to accomplish. Love and obey Me." John 14:13-15 (NLT) "You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it! If you love me, obey my commandments."
I cried harder! He was clearly talking to me! But it wasn't over! I began to say, "YES, LORD! I will and I will wait for the blessing. I will be obedient!" And down further on page I read another powerful word from God: "I long for you to discover obedience within your heart. Sacrifice is good, but at what cost are you willing to give up things that only obedience can fulfill. Learn the full meaning of obedience which is allowing your heart to be compliant with what I am saying and doing. Don't allow your mind to make things more complex than they are. Be willing to give obedience a try and reap the rewards only I can give." 1 Samuel 15:22 (NIV) "But Samuel replied: "Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams." WOW! is all I could keep repeating while in tears! God loves me so much to speak in SEGMENTS!! I literally paused and didn't scroll down the page to read this all this at once. He gave it to me in nuggets so that I would understand what He was saying! And after each of my questions, He lead me to each paragraph!
The Lord is telling us all, to get out of our boxes! JUMP, LEAP, and FORGE FORWARD in Him! This is not an easy task, when you are so accustomed to your own ways...and I am creature of habit and routine! But God spoke! I "DID"! For once in my life, I TRUSTED! I have dealt with trust issues in my personal life, so it was hard for me to 'hear this Word from God' and ACT! Now, I sit and wait for the blessing....God is real! When He speaks, it's real!
Now, I will share with you that I am waiting on this supernatural blessing...and will share with the world what He's done! Until then......I wait.
love you all! xoxo