Monday, November 23, 2009


Narrow is the Way

Doesn't it seem like so very many people are having such a tough time knowing which way to turn? I can't begin to count how many of my friends (including myself many days) are crying out to God for his direction or his "perfect will" for their lives.So many times I believe he has practically thrown me in the middle of his perfect will and I still questioned it? Many times we walk in fear of the "what if world" and miss his timing........then we have to learn through periods of testing that we should have just trusted in him to meet us there - the old saying "JUST DO IT" is what I feel he is speaking at times or at least "Just do something"............... Its like the man that went and buried his talent - because of why? He was fearful.... God is always calling us to be active - not a bench warmer!It has only been through many trials and testings in my own life that I believe I'm finally beginning to know what God's perfect will is.

I believe that if we focus our entire being on this one truth, that roads and doors will begin to open in which God desires to be open. Here is the truth: If I love the Lord my God with all of my heart, soul and body - first and foremost. Then my heart desires his ways above my own ways. His truth above my feelings. His plan, even if it isn't lining up with my hopes for TODAY! For I know if I trust in him - all things will work together for my good - Why? BECAUSE I LOVE HIM WITH MY WHOLE HEART!Psalm 31:23-24 Love the LORD, all his saints! The LORD preserves the faithful, but the proud he pays back in full. BE STRONG AND TAKE HEART, all you who HOPE IN THE LORD................What does that tell me.... MY HOPE MUST ALWAYS REMAIN IN HIM.... not in my plans, my dreams, my thoughts.... BUT IN HIM AND HIM ALONE!

God's word promises in Isaiah 58:11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.God loves us. He desires to bless our lives. Not harm us. Joshua 1:9 tells us to be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee wherever thou goest. I know that I get fretful and discouraged when I am not putting my trust in his perfectness......Isaiah 26:3 Promises me that he will keep me in perfect PEACE, whose mind is stayed on thee: Because why? Because he trusteth in thee!
I have decided I'm a very slow I am now 45 years old and it took this long for the light bulb to shine on top of the ole head..... :) But praise God his Holy Spirit chose me - and removed the veil from my eyes - opened my ears to hear him - my heart to know him. His word is alive.... It leads and guides us. It promises to strengthen us in all our difficulties. In Jeremiah 1:5 he tells us that he formed us in the womb, knew us before we were even born and had already sanctified us.............HOW AMAZING IS THAT KIND OF LOVE....UNCONDITIONAL.

How can I not love him with my WHOLE HEART BACK? I must!
I have always said " I love God - I trust God"...... but this scripture speaks volumes to me today:1 John 3:18 Dear children let us not love with words or tongue but with action and in truth.How true is this scripture for my life. I can now in his perfect love. for Psalms 121:3 tells me that he will not let your foot slip, he who watches over you will not slumber. So in the end: I can trust that even though I make plans and have hopes and dreams.

I still say" If the Lord wills".Proverbs 16:9 A Man's mind plans his ways, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.I can trust that if I make my plan and it is centered on God as my reasoning...... He is sure to bless that plan or cause the change in plan that will bring about his good! Nothing can thwart God's plan.... How reassuring is that? To me it causes peace! Trust! An ever present help when I am struggling to understand, not understanding what I know in my heart but I don't see it with my eyes! Its all okay. Why? Because I trust my Lord and Savior. He is in complete authority over my life and as long as he is on the throne... I do not fear tomorrow. I do not fear taking the wrong path and getting off the narrow road......

Isaiah 30:21 “And your ears will hear a word behind you, ‘This is the way, walk in it,’ whenever you turn to the right or to the left

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