Prayer is my focus in my spiritual life of 2009. I am attempting to be more faithful. Like many of you, daily I pray to see God and to know Him better. I have also been praying to boldly hear His voice. I took a break yesterday to read more from the author I have quoted above. This minister was discussing his encounter with God as he was seeking direction for his life while in college. In a quiet walk He audibly heard God's voice. Audibly. WOW. I'm jealous and I let God know it. I asked Him why? Why not speak to me also? Am I not seeking what adventure He has for me on the other side of the door for 2009? I sense it. I want to be sure of it. Do you know what I am talking about here? Ever been in this situation with God?
Grace. My past has not made sense to me. Why did I choose to enter certain sins when I knew better? Why did I followed my plan instead of His? What satan meant as harm, God is turning around for His glory. Stealing from Candice Olson "Now that's divine!" (though I love her show Divine Design, God's divine design trumps this any day).
The circumstances of my past is allowing me to share with others where I went wrong, things I didn't foresee, the severity of the pain, the healing process, God's love, forgiveness, and grace. The sting of my past is actually bringing glory to God? The sharing of my past is causing others to turn to Him, to seek His face? Amazing.
Uncertainties may be in your weekend...in your life. Embrace them. Don't walk through that door with the mind set of inviting God. Walk through that door following God's lead. Look for those divine appointments. Share Jesus. Share your life. Share His gift of love, forgiveness and grace. Find a way to glorify your Savior!
God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.~ 1 Peter 4:10-11 (NLT)
I know I am going to sound like a broken record but it bears to be repeated....So what does your weekend hold for you? Do you have a busy schedule? Are you including God in it? Or better yet, are you following His plans instead? Don't walk into this weekend praying God to join you, instead follow Him into each day. Embrace those uncertainties and look for those divine appointments!