I don’t know where to begin. I’m just leaving this up to the Lord because I have no clue what to write about.
Yesterday morning I watched a piece of a sermon Steven Furtick gave. It was called “If You Feel Alone” and I love his preaching, so I watched it. It’s a short clip, but there’s SO MUCH I got out of it. Here’s the main thing –
“God will take the very thing that the Devil wanted to use to destroy the foundation of your life and use it to bring you into the place that He promised.”
Doesn’t that give you so much hope?
So after watching this clip, I was trying to work through the thought of that one line. One little line. But that one little line gave me more hope than I’ve felt in a while. I don’t know, I’ve just felt distant from God recently. All my life we’ve had this little embroidered framed thing somewhere in my house, it says, “If you don’t feel close to God, guess who moved?” I don’t know of anything more true. These past few months, God hasn’t moved, I’ve moved. I’ve listened to the Devil telling me He doesn’t want you close. He doesn’t care. Or the best one – He doesn’t need you.
Well, if we’re honest, that one is true. God doesn’t need us, He really doesn’t. BUT here’s the beauty of it. HE WANTS US. Exactly what the Devil intended to use for bad, the Lord used for good.
He will carry us into the Promise Land.
While I was thinking through that quote in my head, I got in my car (not weirdly, I actually had an appointment to go to) and the Have It All cd was playing. Almost made me pee my pants because I accidentally left the volume super high but that’s beside the point. So “Thank You” came on, here’s the part of it that gets me.
You don’t have to come
But You always do
You show up in splendor
And change the whole room
I’m totally that person driving down the road crying when it gets to that part. Geez. So. Good.
Just let that sink in because it’s so real and true. He doesn’t have to come. We could have church and He not be there. We could have 2 or more gathered in His name and He just decide to leave off the part of Matthew 18:20 that says “there I am among them.”
BUT HE DOESN’T. He is there. He is in our midst. Always.
So I’m beginning to see, slowly, I don’t have to let the Devil win. The Lord longs to lead me. He has a plan for the next 6 months, 5 years, and 65 years of my life. I don’t have to be stressed beyond belief trying to figure it out because He already has. And neither do you. You don’t have to have it all figured out on your own.
Praying for you this morning, that you’d begin to see and be content that God does indeed has a plan for you, even if you don’t see it yet.
All my Love,