Thursday, June 26, 2014

WHEN YOU CAN'T UNDERSTAND THE UNKNOWN, STATE WHAT IS KNOWN!

Last week while I was having a conversation with a friend, the above quotation was said. My mind is always picking out quotes from all over the place, be it a movie, sermon, a conversation, anything. And they usually stay with me. So this particular one stuck as he said it. In fact, I paused for a minute after he said it because it really struck me. It felt like a revelation, lol.
 
The quote was used in reference to the Lord. There are so many times we may not understand various things in our lives, e.g, why we are going through this difficult moment, why we failed though we worked so hard, why this and that isn't panning out and so on and so forth. In moments such as this, let us take a minute and state what we know about God. Such as:
 
  • I will never leave you nor forsake you. Hebrews 13:5
  • The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me? Hebrews 13:6
  • And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
  • Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6  
  • They who wait for the lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (One of my favs) Isaiah 40:31
These and many more are the promises that hold true from the Lord. So whatever we may be experiencing, lets state what we know of the Lord and what promises He has made to us. Even though we may still not understand our circumstances, these truths will give us peace that the Lord is in control.

DEAR DIARY.....

Iv never been one to keep a diary but the few times I have tried for the past four years or so, I will write stuff for a few days then just fail to continue. Once in a while I like to pick up these books and read through my thoughts way back then. But I must mention, these books are usually turned into books for devotional notes or sunday service note books so not all is lost. They do not turn out to be diaries kapish but are still useful.
 
Anyway, so recently I picked up these books and read through them. One book took me back to the year 2010. No, infact one took me back as far as 2009. It was so amazing to read what my thoughts were during particular periods of those two years. I was so struck by how the stuff I could not understand then, the Lord has answered "why?" during the past four years. Back then I thought my confusions couldn't get any worse but lo and behold, 2014 hits and there's more. One thing remained true after I was done going back through memory lane, 'my ways are not His ways and neither are my thoughts, His thoughts'. 
 
We all have plans and aspirations and dreams but in the end the Lord's Will is done. By the time I was done, all I could do was smile. It's been said that the Lord has a sense of humour and I definitely saw it. He has been my guide the last four years bringing to fruition some of my dreams, opening and closing doors and I stand AMAZED!
 
One of my favourite songs is 'Stand' by Britt Nicole and one of the lines in the song is, "I look up and all I see is your love holding me". Oh, how my Lord holds me through it all and I just wanna sing praises to Him everyday. Thus far the Lord has led me and I know He will continue to do so. 
 
Iv been thinking that I should try again to start a diary coz four years from now, I will see God at work in me and through me.
 
"I love thee Lord. I love thee for taking me under your loving arms and leading me through this life. I am amazed by your awesomeness. I stand amazed by your love and I pray that I will live a life that is pleasing and honourable to you!" AMEN!!!