Waiting On God’s Will

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You see, it is God’s will that by doing what is right and good you should hush the gabbing ignorance of the foolish.” 1 Peter 2:15 The Voice

As I was reading about Peter, I felt a catch in my heart.  I can be quick to rush ahead and overcommit. Sometimes I rush ahead when God only asked me to take a step. On occasion I have tried to strong arm things into position. I have not checked in with others or sought agreement in prayer.  You can guess the outcome!  They have been some hard lessons to learn.  I am learning that “doing” less and praying more works a lot better.

Doing what is right and good is simply a part of being obedient and loving God. It’s not about performance or rushing out to “do” more.  It is a lifestyle.  When in doubt about what God’s will is, I am learning to wait.  When God has opened doors for me, it has not been a crack that I have had to wiggle through.  The doors have been thrown open wide!  There was no question or doubt. When it’s His timing I will be propelled into motion.

Father God, help me submit to and honor Your timing and Your ways in all things. I know clinging to my will and understanding introduces confusion and chaos.  I do not want either. Help me to be firmly planted in You in humility and without reserve. Let 100% of my heart belong to You.

1 Peter 2:1-3, 15-17, 20-22, 25-27, Matthew 5:33

Every Good Path

Every Good Path

He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path.” Proverbs 2:7-9 NIV

So here is how it breaks down for me, In God:

Upright = success

Blameless = shielded

Just = course is guarded

Faithful = protected

After all these things we will understand every good path: what is right and fair and just.

Father, I pray that all these characteristics will operate fully in my life.  I pray that I will walk upright and respect others who do as well. I pray that I will be blameless in all things, seeking to emulate Your character. I pray that my course, actions, behaviors and intent be just in all things. I pray that I will stand firm on your Word.

Romans 5:8, 1 John 4:9-10

Waiting on God’s Will

Embed from Getty ImagesYou see, it is God’s will that by doing what is right and good you should hush the gabbing ignorance of the foolish.” 1 Peter 2:15 The Voice

As I was reading about Peter, I felt a catch in my heart.  I can be quick to rush ahead and overcommit. Sometimes I rush ahead when God only asked me to take a step. On occasion I have tried to strong arm things into position. I have not checked in with others or sought agreement in prayer.  You can guess the outcome!  They have been some hard lessons to learn.  I am learning that “doing” less and praying more works a lot better.

Doing what is right and good is simply a part of being obedient and loving God. It’s not about performance or rushing out to “do” more.  It is a lifestyle.  When in doubt about what God’s will is, I am learning to wait.  When God has opened doors for me, it has not been a crack that I have had to wiggle through.  The doors have been thrown open wide!  There was no question or doubt. When it’s His timing I will be propelled into motion.

Father God, help me submit to and honor Your timing and Your ways in all things. I know clinging to my will and understanding introduces confusion and chaos.  I do not want either. Help me to be firmly planted in You in humility and without reserve. Let 100% of my heart belong to You.

1 Peter 2:1-3, 15-17, 20-22, 25-27, Matthew 5:33

Do Right

“6 The Eternal is ready to share His wisdom with us,for His words bring true knowledge and insight;He has stored up the essentials of sound wisdom for those who do right; He acts as a shield for those who value integrity.” Proverbs 2:6-7  The Voice

I long to do right.  To bury God’s words so deep in my heart, immerse my heart in it, so that nothing comes out of my heart but Him.  I am so thankful for God’s Love and Grace and Mercy!  It is so rich and beautiful.  I am thankful for His guidance.

I pray that I can be a beacon of God’s Love for everyone.  I pray that His love will be palpable and fragrant and humble and gentle and kind in me.  That I can be a reflection of that Love.  I pray that I can learn how to live and walk and breathe by faith.

Luke 21:15, Ephesians 1:17-18, James 1:5, Psalms 119:34