What’s God doing in your life folks? Is He changing you from the inside out or do you figure He’s done all the work in you that He’s ever going to do? I think He’s constantly changing and growing us no matter how old we get!
God puts us through all kinds of things to help and/or make us grow up in Him. All the things that go on in your life are allowed so we must start depending on God and on His sovereign will for our lives. We need to lay down our lives daily and allow Him to work His will in our hearts. That way we become more Christ like and are willing to allow God to work in our hearts until we are able to say, “Not my will but Yours Father. Whatever is best for me is what I want! I am willing to go through it because You know what’s best for me.” We can really start believing Romans 8:28-“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them that are called according to His purpose.”
There’s an old song by Dan Burgess titled, “Thank You Lord.” It’s a great song and it speaks to my heart because it speaks truly how I feel. Here’s some of it:
Thank you, Lord, for the trials that come my way. In that way I can grow each day; as I let you lead, and thank you, Lord, for the patience those trials bring. In that process of growing, I can learn to care.
But it goes against the way I am to put my human nature down
and let the Spirit take control of all I do. ‘Cause when those trials come, my human nature shouts the thing to do; and God’s soft prompting can be easily ignored.
I thank you, Lord, with each trial I feel inside, that you’re there to help, lead and guide me away from wrong. ‘Cause you promised, Lord, that with every testing, that your way of escaping is easier to bear.
“But it goes against the way I am to put my human nature down and let the Spirit take control of all I do!” Wow! Human nature raising its ugly head once again. I really like where he writes that “God’s soft prompting can be easily ignored.” He’ll never force us to do anything. He wants it to be our decision. You pray for me that I can let Him do that, please.
Please let me know if you need anything. Naomi and I love you all.