My Father Knows BestPosted: May 2, 2011
“But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
What’s God doing in your life?
I gave you a week off, so now you have two weeks to look back on and see how God has been faithful to you. What did you see in these last two weeks? How did God come through for you? Is God stirring a passion inside of you? Are you being prepared for something? Have you watched God work the details out in your life? Feel free to stop by and share with me what God has done in your life. I always enjoy hearing all about it!
Honestly, these last couple weeks have had a few ups and downs for me. I could reach back even farther and say even 3 weeks ago… the ups and downs started shaking up my world. You see, I felt like I reached the mountain top about 3 weeks ago. I felt like I got to the top and I was thoroughly enjoying the view. I was reminded of who God was in my life and all that He wants to do. Yes, I continue to seek Him daily, but some days I do a lot more “seeking” than “finding”. Do you ever have days like that? Well, let me tell you… I have had a few.
In fact, these last 5 years of my life. I have been on a certain medicine that has kind of dulled my senses. It put me in a fog. This last year and a half, I have worked to come completely off of it. It’s been a work in progress, but praise God I am seeing victory! God is giving me clarity of mind back and showing me Himself daily! Yes, three weeks ago… I felt the wind brush against my skin and sensed the presence of God in a way I hadn’t felt it in a while. The medicine kind of dulled these senses! It was such a marvelous feeling to be in the presence of my King again… there I was unashamed, twirling like a little girl, and enjoying my Father in Heaven. I was admiring everything about God and the fact that through Him I am seeing victory in my health. The battles have been pretty significant these last 5 years or so, but I have continued to seek God. Not because I always felt Him, but because I know He is faithful. He will not fail me! He never stepped off the throne! He has been God and will continue to be Lord over my life!
I say all of this because it was only 5 short days after this mountain top experience, that I was quickly introduced to the valley once again. My character was attacked and I was hurt pretty badly. I didn’t know for sure how I would recover from the fall this time. Again, I was on my knees before the One who knows me best! I was hurting and thinking “wait, wasn’t it just moments ago that I was on the mountain top.” The truth is that yes, the mountain top has a beautiful view and I enjoyed every moment up there. But some of life’s greatest lessons are learned in the valleys of trials and endurance. We learn by seeking God and His best! We learn by persevering, even when life doesn’t feel good!
These last couple weeks, I woke up every morning repeating to myself 3 verses about joy. Some days I didn’t feel very joyful, but I knew that my joy was to be a response to who God
is, not how I feel. My feelings will always betray me. They seem to shift often! My mind needs to be controlled by the Lord and His thinking. So I commit His Word to my life! I will be joyful because God is good! His goodness endures forever! I will not let the Enemy defeat me or keep me in the valley! I have things to do! I have places to go and people to bring with me! I’m on a mission to see God’s glory be displayed!
Are you with me? Do you want to go where God leads, even when it doesn’t feel good? Do you want His best for your life, even when it doesn’t make sense? Will you trust Him? Will you go after all that He has in store for you? Will you be courageous and victorious through Jesus Christ?
Challenge: Read Deuteronomy 4
Apply the Word: What does it mean to truly seek God? Are you looking for God with all your heart and with all your soul?
Memory Verse: Deuteronomy 4:29
Dear Father God, Thank You for this victory that I am experiencing in my health. It’s been a daily battle, but I continue to see that You are bringing me through it! I love that I can depend on You! You will always see me through! You have never left me and You never will! I live for the purpose You have in store for me and I desire Your best!
My Father Knows Best,