Have you thanked Him?
Have you praised Him?
Have you made it your priority to agree and cooperate with Him today?
Have you taken that deep breath and listened for what He has for you today?
1 Timothy 2:1 (The Message)
The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know.
As I mentioned late last week, I recently was blessed and honored to share a message at Mosaic Church. And I shared the first half of the message a couple of days ago here on the DISPATCH/OFH.
Just to jog your memory, the talk was titled “In the Middle of the Mess” or in other words “What is true about GOD when we are in the middle of our mess”.
So, here are points 4 through 6 from that message. Points 1 through 3 if you recall were GOD was ALWAYS, COMPASSIONATE, COGNIZANT, and CAPABLE.
The Lord is always CALCULATED in the middle of the mess.
…we are convinced that every detail of our lives …
(EVEN THE MESSES)
is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose. For he knew all about us before we were born, and he destined us from the beginning to share the likeness of his Son – Romans 8:28-29 (TPT)
Piper put it this way, “Life is not a straight line leading from one blessing to the next and then finally to heaven. Life is a winding and troubled road. Switchback after switchback. And the point of biblical stories like Joseph and Job and Esther and Ruth is to help us feel in our bones (not just know in our heads) that God is for us in all these strange turns. God is not just showing up after the trouble and cleaning it up. He is plotting the course and managing the troubles with far-reaching purposes for our good and for the glory of Jesus Christ.”
GOD’S MATH, the EQUATION of our LIFE is without error.
GOD is always CONSUMMATE. In other words, we can trust that he is PERFECT; that ALL His ways are PERFECT. So even when we are in the middle of our mess as our PASSAGE from ROMANS above says, …we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan
Next, GOD is ALWAYS CLEAR. Mandy Hale remarked, “The more you go with the flow of life and surrender the outcome to God, and the less you seek constant clarity, the more you will find that fabulous things start to show up in your life.”
We should pray as the PSALMIST prayed to GOD to, “Give (us) revelation about the meaning of your ways so (we) can enjoy the reward of following them fully.” – from Psalm 119:33 (TPT)
I think I am going to hold off on number 7. Hopefully I will be able to pen it tomorrow.
My hope is WE BOTH remember these TRUTHS when we are in the middle of OUR MESSES!
Love you all!
Have a BLESSED DAY!
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