We’ve been given free will of course, but as God’s children following the example of Jesus, we seek His will rather than our own (Matt. 26:39). Has determining God’s will for you ever felt a little like the Abbot & Costello comedy routine “Who’s on First?” Let’s say “I” am on first… that puts “What?” on second and “I Don’t Know” on third. Confusion abounds. But what if we try a new line up? What if we put Jesus on first?
I’ve come to believe that life is more about process than production, as much about the journey as the destination. If we live each day, abiding in Christ, who knows where He will take us? I have every assurance that it will surpass our wildest dreams… even the seemingly impossible ones.
I couldn’t serve two masters. To have pure intentions, I had to decide to write for the love of writing—for God—without any notion of making money. And wouldn’t ya know, God had a plan that would allow me do just that.
Are you waiting on God? For revelation? Answer to prayer? To help you fulfill a dream? Is there something God put in your heart—maybe even as far back as childhood—that you’ve abandoned? Don’t give up yet! It ain’t over, ‘till He says it is.
The bible says if you believe in Christ then He’s IN you. So, if you don’t believe in you, you aren’t believing in Him. In Christ, you’re never inadequate.
I get really excited when I hear from God, it lines up with His Word, and I can see the practical application in the current events of my life. Of course, there are times I’m left scratching my head. One day last week, I’m pretty sure I heard Him say “pumpernickel.”
Sometimes God whispers out-of-the-blue words to me. They seem odd at first, but usually end up making sense… that’s how I know it’s Him. This morning, I heard “calibrate.”
Ever played the game where you sit in a circle and a secret is whispered from person to person until the last player announces the secret out loud? Inevitably, as the secret makes its’ way through the circle, a statement like “Jesus died for us” somehow ends up “Jeans on dinosaurs.”
As I continued to seek God, He began to answer some of my questions, the words on the page became much more than words. They became conversations with God. They became relevant. Alive.