Sunday, September 11, 2011

Back 2 School: Not Just for Kids............. Study the Word!!!

Hey All!!!

It's been too long and I feel like I've left my blog unattended! It's like my little baby!!!

Anywho....... although I haven't been writing, God's been dealing with me in many ways! Wow... this has been a turbulent time, however God is guiding this ship and I am certain that he will bring me out on the other side. The turbulence might cause scars, but every scar will be a testament to God's faithfulness and revelational for my growth!

Over these past few weeks, God has shown me how to be more compassionate (recent test that I will have to retake), patient, how to trust him, and most of all to be thankful when he's guiding my life - especially when he takes me through a hard NO!

I've started reciting Psalms 34: 1-10 every morning. Boy, when I started quoting this, I had no idea how God was getting ready to lead me through. I am certain he gave me that passage in scripture at the perfect time because certain verses started applying after I memorized them. At first they were just words to memorize. Now, the entire passage has come to make perfect sense and comfort my soul. "Blessed is the man who trusts in him" (Ps. 34.8).

The Holy Spirit revealed to me why it's so important to hid God's word in your heart (Ps. 119:11). When you study the word, it pleases God! Not only is it an opportunity for God to approve you as his workman (2Tim 2:15), but the word of God (in concert with the Holy Spirit) is a sustainer, comforter, guider, ALL OF THAT! LOL. The word of God will spring forth in you and the Holy Spirit will send you back to passages that you've studied during your time of need to help soothe your soul and remind you that God still cares, He's still on the throne, and He has a purpose for everything concerning you!

I'm slowly but surely learning to be faithful in giving thanks in all things (1 Thes 5:18) because God is decided! He knows my beginning from my end. And even when things don't go my way or work out how I want them too, God still has his hand in the situation (if I'm doing what's right and upholding his standards - no compromising!). Proverbs 3:5-6 says "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path." That's a KJV/ NIV combo version! LOL But... we forget that God is still (and even more so) directing your path when he says NO... not now, wait be patient, trust me... all of those things. Because things don't go our way, we get discouraged. And that's not how we're supposed to live. We have to stop letting no's frustrate us... and certainly don't let it frustrate your purpose!

The Lord spoke through my dad today. He called and told me that whenever something doesn't go my way, I should pray and say Lord, thank you for directing my path!

WORD IN PRACTICE: If things had gone my way... who knows what would have happened... who knows what God blocked me from. Sometimes... you have to thank God for blocking you from yourself! HALLELUJAH!!!! I might shout by myself! WHEW! My pastor said the other day... we were made in God's image... not with God's mind! Our ways are not his ways, our thoughts are not his thoughts (Is. 55:8). So even when we think we know what's best or have a desired end in mind - God still knows best!!!! And his plan, alternate route, and expected end or better than anything we can dream, desire or imagine!!!

I'm getting a little excited over here... God's showing me the true meaning of his sovereignty. He's in control at all times!

Well... I'm back! Get ready... I guess I needed this break to renew my strength so I can continue being about my Father's business even through this blog! I hope y'all are ready... cuz it's about to be fire!!!

Here's two titles you can look forward to:
  • The Sermon that Changed My Life...
  • Posturing VS. Positioning...

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