Someone asked me this week if I was having any doubts about our decision to let our dream of the church/house go. So, I thought I would share a thought with you about that. I want to encourage you that there is life after the dream you wanted to have happen, and… it doesn’t. God is so good about closing doors and opening doors. He may have closed the door on this dream, but I know, He has other doors for us to walk through. Do you believe that? I do. We have peace in the decision we made. We believe God spoke, and we followed his leading.
We have an even deeper trust in God and His provision. We recognize that when we are in obedience to Christ, He WILL direct us in the way we should go. Do you remember that scripture? “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, this is the way; walk in it.” Is. 30:21 The last part says, walk in it. To me, when He gives us a directive, He knows what is best and so He expects us to walk in that path with Him. However, He will bless our obedience. You may be asking the question, “Does that mean that we will immediately be shown something else?” No it does not. God’s timing is not our timing. His ways are not our ways. He will let you know when you need to step through the next door. I just wanted to let you know how we are feeling about the “loss” of the dream. We are doing great. You know why? We trust Him. And…we don’t know what He just saved us FROM!
We would all love to have a Life Guide Book, like a product guide, only, for our lives, wouldn’t we? Something that shows us what to do and how to do it? Tells us about each step? But, we sometimes forget there IS one that will tell us how to live, how to have relationship with Him and those around us, and what we should avoid, and how we need to live out our love for Him on a daily basis. We have many of those answers! That is found in our Bibles. We have them in our homes; some may gather dust. They aren’t just to bring to church on Sunday my friends. Some, don’t even do that. It saddens me to see so many come to the house of God without their Bibles. That IS our Guide Book. Carry it. Expect God to speak through it. Show the world you believe it enough to carry it with you. It isn’t that heavy. If it is, find another one. The cost of a life lived wrong is much more heavy than that! Get those Bibles out and carry them with you to church, and in your life as well, so that, you are prepared when you meet someone and can share the Word with them. Not sure where that came from, but I’m going with it! 🙂 God wants that out there I think!
Listen for His voice. Get quiet enough to do so and, He will take you places you never dreamed of! (I think Joel Osteen says that.)
Walking the journey with you…