January 12, 2010 · 6:00 am
It’s one of the moments where I sit down to type my thoughts, and I can think of a gazillion things to write about. I have so many thoughts, feelings, emotions, and spiritual things going on inside me that I hardly know where to begin. I attempted to share a little of what I’m feeling with Kris last night. I ended up just saying, “If I could take my spirit out and place it on a table for you to look at, then that would really help me right now.” I don’t even have words for the look on his face after that comment. But, he was encouraging still. Whew.
1 Corinthians 2:9-10 says, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” 10 But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets.”
The only way for us to understand God’s will for our lives is through His Spirit. The chapter continues, “11 No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit…..” This totally explains why it’s so hard to communicate with others some of the things God’s Spirit reveals to you. And, how beautiful it is when I am tuned into His Spirit. And, how frustrating it can be when I am not.
God’s up to somethin’ good. I just know He is.
April 23, 2009 · 6:00 am
“However, as it is written: ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him’ – but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10
I am constantly seeking God’s will for my life. Of course, aren’t most of us? I read this verse again recently and the “revealed to us by His Spirit” part brought me a whole lot of comfort.
God has already planned our steps. He knows what our first step looks like and our last. He has already mapped out our journey. The really cool part is that the Spirit walks out our journey with us. We never go at it alone. We don’t have to play a guessing game with God’s will.
The Spirit not only guides us but, He is also our companion. And, He reveals to us His will along the way.
That’s all I got today. But it’s that just completely cool?
January 15, 2009 · 6:00 am
Some things I’m learning in my little….okay, big surrendering of all of me to Him:
It’s a conscious effort every single day.
Sometimes, I’m afraid of what He might want for me.
The whole, “I want what God wants, BUT….” isn’t gonna work.
Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. (Proverbs 19:21)
He is concerned about me.
He knows what’s best for me.
Jesus knows what it feels like to surrender – “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” (Matthew 26:39)
He will give me the desires of my heart. And, in this process, MY desires become HIS desires.
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
What is God teaching you right now?