The last few weeks I have been offering keywords to encourage and inspire your heart. I pray they have been a blessing to you, and if so, I ask that you would encourage others to follow my blog. God's Word is alive and when we believe with all of our hearts what our Father has declared...our lives become living letters that others may read.
I will be writing another book soon, and it will be entitled "Morning Glory". It will be filled with personal testimonies, poetry, "keywords", and mini-lessons based on God's Word. My first book, "Forgive and Remember" is available at www.amazon.com, and again I would appreciate your encouragement by sharing your thoughts if you have read it, and if it has been a blessing to you.
I wanted to share the importance of continued learning today. I have recently come through a "season" that was difficult. It started last fall, and the journey through it was a bit overwhelming at times. It was so hard in fact, that I had decided to let go of any form of ministry due to the emotional upheaval, and the personal attacks against us. For awhile I did let go, closed my heart, and withdrew from too much involvement in any area.
I was still fighting an inner turmoil, though, and cried out to God to help me understand His purposes for my husband and I. He graciously gave me Proverbs 16:3..."commit to the Lord all that you do, and He will establish your plans". Very simple verse, but the word commit jumped out at me.
I knew I had to learn what this word meant first of all to God, and then what He expected of me. The next few days I saw this scripture explained in several ways through different sources. Line upon line, the Holy Spirit enlightened me to understand that when I committed something to God, I then had to learn to trust Him completely to perform His Word on my behalf.
This is what I have been working on daily. It isn't enough just to agree with God. He expects an action from us, also. Romans 12 speaks of offering yourself as a living sacrifice so that you can prove for yourself what is the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God. Again...ACTION. The act of offering produces a yieldedness, and in yielding to Him, God promises proof of the good He has in His sight for us.
This year, I want to work the word "commit" in every way possible. I will not be deceived into thinking that I can skate by on these weighty issues. Neither can you. We have to learn to take God at His Word, but then we have to commit to abiding by that Word and what it asks of us.
God will prove His Word. He will perform His Word. He will establish His purpose for us.
Loving Him and you,