Yesterday I was told by someone uninvolved in our current situation that what we were seeking was not possible and chances were slim it could work out. Part of me wanted to ignore it completely and the other part of me wanted to embrace part of the reality of what is supposed to happen (traditionally). It affected my attitude and my motivation to do much else. It was bad.
Hayes decided 6AM was a better wake up time than 7 this morning. When she woke up however, it felt like 3AM. My night had been restless enough that I had no idea it was already time to get up (for me, not Hayes). Rob went into her room to see if he could convince her to go back to sleep. When I was awake enough to realize he had to get ready for work, we traded places. Once Hayes decided to settle, I took the moments of silence to ask God to clear my mind and show me what He wanted me to do, not what I had been contemplating. About that time H started snoring. I laid her down and headed for my Bible. You can’t beat perfection.
“Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” 2 Chronicles 20:15
Lysa TerKeurst puts it like this:
Operating in the flow of God’s power is better than working against the flow of God’s power. Seeking to obey God in the midst of whatever circumstance I’m facing is what positions me to work in the flow of God’s power.
I still have to navigate the realities of my situation, but I won’t be doing it in my own strength. My job is to be obedient to God, to apply His Word, and to walk according to His ways—not according to the world’s suggestions. God, in His way and timing, works it all out.
I want to participate in God’s divine nature rather than wallow in discouragement and fear. Then I won’t have to huff and puff and pout while trying to figure everything out on my own.
Done. Nailed it. Then I open my Bible (app) to read more and this was the verse of the day:
“Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.” (1 Corinthians 1:27, NLT)
Got it. No matter the outcome, from here on out I remember to leave my timing, my power, my fears, my doubts at His feet. My God is bigger than any plans on this earth, especially my plans.
Thank you all for your prayers. Continue to pray for God’s intervention and for our faith to take action as soon as He calls us to it. Pray that there are no delays in paperwork and communication. You are a part of something MUCH bigger than you and us. Let’s continue this journey together.
“I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.”