Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Perspective

You know what is just so amazing about God? He is perfect! He can do all things! He really doesn't need to use us to do His work but He chooses to do it...He wants to be in relationship with us and use us to bring others into relationship with Him.

I am just a imperfect girl who loves her Jesus and gets more than excited to see Him working. I love to see Him speaking to His children!

I know God is working! I know God is changing people and bringing them closer to Him. And from our human perspective it doesn't look all perfect, pretty, clean, organized, neat, or even fun!

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9


Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way. If you don't know what you're doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You'll get his help, and won't be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who "worry their prayers" are like wind-whipped waves. Don't think you're going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open. James 1:2-8 The Message

Friends this past 24 hours have been overwhelming to say the least. I am praying the Word of God above, crying out to a perfect God to be all His children need Him to be.

Would you please go back over yesterdays comments and read them. Which one(s) are you being led to pray about? Please know that within those lives God is working. He is a mighty and perfect God who is more than able to change things. He is in the business of changing lives. And friends when He does...it all works out for the good!

I have been privileged to see God work and change many lives! I have had much first hand experience with Him changing mine. He continues to change me from the inside out!

7 comments:

Cindy said...

James 1:2-4 - My life verses.
I have clung to and lived out these verses through numerous trials over the past couple of years.

It is definately a joy to be able to pray for and lift up each of the commentors over the past couple of posts.

God knows each and every hurt, need and sorrow but He also knows every joy, triumph and VICTORY.

Continuing to be blessed as I ask God to Bless you Nichole.

Cindy

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Song, we just started singing that at church a few weeks ago!

Love You Ninnie

Dad

Krista said...

Great post and words that I needed today. Beautiful song!

Please keep me in your prayers. It's been a very stressful week at work.

Praying for you too,
Krista

Lori said...

Hello Everyone!

Getting closer to God everyday and feeling His presence is my desire!
To be in-tune to those little tiny whispers that sometimes we (I)want to ignore! I see Him working in me and I love it. There are times someone will ask something of me and I'll immediately go into the "get out of that mode," but, I've learned to pause. Pray over it. See what God wants of me. Even when I'm exasperated and feel like my plate is too full. If it is of HIM, he'll work out the details. I'm learning bit by bit, that when I do what He wants, He always makes the other stuff work out!

Better to flow with HIM...than go our own way! :)

I read this and keep pondering over it:
"Compromise for us could include active involvement in secular organizations that rob us of time that could be invested in Christ-centered goals with the Church and other ministries." To be in relationship with Him...doing activities each day that He desires of me. Involving myself in ways that will draw me even closer to Him, rather than closer to "worldly things."

Ya'll have a wonderful day!

Lori - AZ

Nicole said...

May we never quit in the "middle" of what God is doing in our lives. It will all be so worth it if we can just hold onto Jesus!!!

Love you friend! Praying blessings and wisdom as you continue to love Him and those around you!!!

Loving Him,
Nicole

From the Heart said...

Yes, I want to love God from the inside out. I've been praying a lot today. I've had health issues for many years and so many surgeries, but God has spared my life I know 3 times. I'm having problems again and I do not want to have any more surgery. Please put me on your list of prayers. I refuse to let satan get hold of me again. I am covered by the blood of Jesus and in Jesus name I cast him out and receive healing from the inside out.

Seems a lot of people need prayer. I'm so glad to be a part of this study your doing Nicole.
From my heart to yours,
AliceE.

Anonymous said...

I should not have spoiled your blog. I was wrong.
It's ok - I am done - I won't be back - It is over for me.