Susie Mc

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Verse and Message (Week of May 11-17, 2008) May 16, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — susiemc @ 5:47 am
Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.
  Silver Cross 
Have you ever wanted anything or anyone so bad that you thought you would break if you didn’t receive it?  I read in the “One Year Bible” in 1 Samuel the other day, and I discovered a similar scenario. 
Samuel was judge over Israel, but when he grew old he appointed his sons as judges for Israel.  His sons did not walk in his ways, so the elders of Israel gathered together and wanted to appoint a king to lead them. Samuel was crushed at their demand for a king.  He cried out to God, and God answered by telling Samuel, “ is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.” The people of Israel were desperate for a king.  In a nutshell God warned via Samuel, “Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it.”  They got their king, but they also got double trouble.
Sometimes, when we are so intent on getting what we want when we want it…..God let’s us have it…..consequently, an undesirable outcome due to our stubborn hard-headed attitude is the final result.  Just like little children cannot possibly comprehend what they want or what they need, we as children of the One True King can’t fathom the big picture. 
“Man proposes and God disposes.”  Absolutely…..our world unfolds according to God’s sovereign plans, not ours.  It’s wise to be positive about our future, but it’s another thing to embrace full control of everything that comes our way.  When we ponder our plans, we must do so with humility, gratitude, and faith in what the Lord has designed for us. 
We must remember that we are the servants, and He’s our Master.  Our petitions should line up with His agenda.  “Let’s never forget that some of God’s greatest mercies are His refusals.” (Elisabeth Elliot)  If we are obedient to His plan, His desires will become our desires.  He will remove anything that doesn’t fit.  Furthermore, He will exceed our expectations in a measure that we could never have imagined or hoped for. (Ephesians 3:20)
Staying on track with His will requires consistent heartfelt prayer and feeding on Scripture.  When we build on God’s standard and honor Him in all that we do, He will give us the desires of our heart, and we will be confident that it is from Him….not our own selfish flesh.
 Bible 1 
God wants to do something supernatural in our lives.  He promises to meet our needs, teach us His ways, reveal Himself and mold our character, and most importantly, transform our thinking.  He loves us so much that when He says “no” He is really presenting His beautiful version of “YES.”
If you are desperate for something to come to pass……take time to enter into His presence.  Talk to Him…share your heart…BUT…listen and obey, because “Father knows BEST!”

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