|Posted on May 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM|
How many of us know, understand, and walk out our lives with a clear and submitted realization that God alone know what is best for us? In Psalm 103:14 David wrote, God “knows our frame”, He knows how we are formed. God knows every minute, detailed thing about us! As I pondered that fact this morning, I saw the futility of our trying to do things our OWN way. We have been formed with a particular plan and purpose in mind and the forming is God’s. “Really”, I thought,” how dare we think we can do anything, accomplish anything without the very one who created us?” Only He knows the”who?, when?, what?, where? why?, and HOW?” of it all. I prayed with a dear friend and sister in the Lord just yesterday, “ I don’t know what to DO!” she said concerning her situation. Yes, but God does! And by His Spirit, the Spirit of Truth He will tell her and us “what to do”. To be at the end of ourselves, understanding we don’t have the answers, only Abba Father does, is exactly where He wants us! That revelation is one that leads to the leaning on, relying on, and having faith IN God, the One who knows what is best for us. He has been waiting for us to see that truth, and in fact He uses life’s challenges to help us “see”, all things eventually working for our good. They really do!
To try to have our own agenda and plans, to just try to make it fit and work as an act of human will is just stubbornness and sometimes rebellion. It will not pan out in the long run. If it is not God’s will for one’s life, that one is like “a square peg in a round hole”. It is not a good “fit”, uncomfortable, awkward, and out of place and God’s position for his or her life. Is Abba Father in the details to that degree? He surely is and I, for one, am glad about it!
Psalm 139: 13-16 ( Msg )
13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
you formed me in my mother's womb.
I thank you, High God—you're breathtaking!
Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
before I'd even lived one day.
Our lives are an open book before God. We have to be sure we are on the same page as God! Not a step apart from God if we are to lead a meaningful life. Do you know there is a peace and rest in that? The days and stages of my life are “prepared”. Thank God! And I will tell you why:
Jeremiah 29:11-12 (Amp)
11For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
12Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.
We may not know everything that is going on in our lives, but God does! “I am scared for how my life is going to turn out”, one has said. “I hear what God is saying and His plans for me but…” Trust and believe God! Did he not say in that last passage quoted His plans are to give you a hope and a future, to prosper you, plans not to harm you, plans for peace, and not for evil? No “buts”, no fear, for God knows all about it and He knows what is best for you. I am emphasizing that fact on purpose. It needs to be established deep in our spirits. How is that peace and reliance on Our Father in heaven obtained?
Re-read Jeremiah 29:12 above. Call upon Him, come and pray to Him and He will hear you. This is a dialogue between you and God. So much comes back to relationship with Him, does it not? And for many who do not have that relationship through Christ Jesus, there is a confusion as to why their lives are askew. Father knows best! Note the “open book”, again:
Psalm 139 ( Msg )
A David Psalm
1-6 God, investigate my life; get all the facts firsthand.
I'm an open book to you;
even from a distance, you know what I'm thinking.
You know when I leave and when I get back;
I'm never out of your sight.
You know everything I'm going to say
before I start the first sentence.
I look behind me and you're there,
then up ahead and you're there, too—
your reassuring presence, coming and going.
This is too much, too wonderful—
I can't take it all in!
7-12 Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit?
to be out of your sight?
If I climb to the sky, you're there!
If I go underground, you're there!
If I flew on morning's wings
to the far western horizon,
You'd find me in a minute—
you're already there waiting!
Then I said to myself, "Oh, he even sees me in the dark!
At night I'm immersed in the light!"
It's a fact: darkness isn't dark to you;
night and day, darkness and light, they're all the same to you.
A Christ-centered life in which He has “fit”you as he created and formed you to be, is a blessing! Are there still challenges to be overcome? Yes! But you just read He is with you through it all. He promises to never leave you nor forsake you.
God bless You!
Prophetess Vickie Lee