For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings. Are you wanting and asking to be used of God? He watches us in all situations so He can see if He can trust and use us for certain situations. We are also tested and formed in the furnace of affliction. But as important as the “big” things, the everyday mundane things are counted as well. Are we in hope, joy, and peace when dealing with all types of people? While we wash the dishes? Do we talk to our husband with respect and honor. Do we acknowledge God as the Creator. All day long we have a chance to be in the eternal river building equity. Every single thing counts. Everything is pointless, boring, and useless if we are not fellow-shipping with Him.
I had someone yesterday say, “ I want to be done with this season of life. It isn’t giving me any good memories and I am so over it.” This person doesn’t want God at all right now. I wanted to say, when you get to the part you are heading to, it will be the same thing for you. It breaks my heart for them, because there is no vision, hope, or joy. They don’t walk with the Lord. If you try to say this is why you are struggling, they close up in defiance and say that is for you and I don’t believe that. I can only keep asking for the Lord to draw them in. I can’t force religion or my path on them. They have to be drawn by God or it won’t last or work in their life. But when they ask advise, this is how I live. If you are dead, dry, and not hungry and thirsty for Him. Start asking. Keep on and on and on until that thing breaks. Even if the prayer feels like law and you are just saying it because you know you should. If it is God’s will, it will happen. Sometimes it takes what seems forever for results. Sometimes He doesn’t answer because He is watching to see how serious you are. And if you will give up and go your own way. Think of navy seal training. God will not release the mysteries of Him and His kingdom to those that won’t handle and protect and know it is all His to just anyone. You want to be a navy seal in Christ. It will not be for the faint of heart. Let’s keep going!!!! Let the cry of our heart be, God I want You above all else!”
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