Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Isaiah 8:13

How do you explain why something is God's will when you don't even know why? I've been wondering that for a while & I haven't come up with an answer. As I stated in my previous post, my only conclusion is that God's thoughts are not my thoughts, God's ways are not my ways.
A few times, since D & I have been in the ministry, our faith has been tested. Early on, we came to the conclusion that no matter what, we must obey/do the Lord's will. Even if that means that he & I are the only ones, we will do all we can to do God's will.
Isaiah 8 tells me that GOD is the one I must respect & fear.
Romans 8 says that if our God is for us, who can be against us??!!
Sometimes obeying God's will isn't popular. This is one of those times. I'm ok with that. I've always been a dork anyway :)
Praying for God's people to seek His face & will & be willing to abandon self in order to be obedient to His plan.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Be In & Not Of It

The Bible tells me that as a Christian I'll be like an alien in the world, that I'm in the world, but not of it.
Sometimes I also feel like a stranger/alien in church. While the ministry is the biggest blessing, it can be a hard life to live a lot of times. It's not always popular to follow Christ, (yes, even in the Church). It's especially hard when you're willing to blindly follow Christ-not knowing the reasoning behind His will. His ways are not my ways, His thoughts are not my thoughts. (Is. 55:8-9)
My prayer is that the Church would seek the Lord & that we would not conform to the patterns of this world. I pray that the Lord would unite us as one Body according to His will.