It always amazes me when I see God step into my life to give me answers to my questions.
I want to share the last three answers.
1/As I am struggling to clarify what I should now do since Joe has gone home, yesterday I pick up My Utmost for His Highest devotional and turned to March 4th.
It was titled: COULD THIS BE TRUE OF ME?
24 But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it is for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God. New Living Translation ®,
“It is easier to serve God without a vision, easier to work for God without a call, because then you are not bothered by what God requires; common sense is your guide, veneered over with Christian sentiment. You will be more prosperous and successful, more leisure-hearted, if you never realize the call of God. But if once you receive a commission from Jesus Christ, the memory of what God wants will always come like a goad; you will no longer be able to work for Him on the common-sense basis.\
2/ Today’s devotional, March 5th – IS HE REALLY LORD
24 But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God. New Living Translation ®,
Joy means the perfect fulfilment of that for which I was created and regenerated, not the successful doing of a thing. . .
If you have received a ministry from the Lord Jesus, you will know that the need is never the call: the need is the opportunity, This does not imply that there is a campaign of service marked out for you, but it does mean that you will have to ignore the demands for service along other lines.
What does this mean for me?
It means the only way I will find happiness and fulfillment is continuing to learn more about God, then share what I learn with others; encouraging them to discover the same joy and peace He has for them.
There is no specific way I am to do this. Rather, in whatever task I work, sharing God’s joy is the central reason I am doing that task.
Writing, Teaching. Working with children. Working to earn money. Music. In all my relationships.
Writing here on Facebook and in my blog VonisView.com – I long to share the hope and joy I have as I serve the Lord.
(A great tool to help you better understand this for yourself is THE ART OF WORK by Jeff Goins)
3/ Tonight, God gave me another clue.
We went to the baptism of one of my great-granddaughters; a blessing and privilege!
The pastor taught on the effects that pain can have on our walk with the Lord; using the example of Joseph’s life. Pain can cause us to question what we believe He has told us; it can create anger and bitterness which takes us totally off the path of obedience, or it can be the cause of us growing closer to God as we learn His principles for handling pain.
As he spoke, I realized the pain and sorrow of missing Joe is causing me to question the path God is laying out for my life.
Those questions He is answering in ways I never anticipated. The three I mention here are only a part of the overall answer.
He tells us to ASK and He WILL answer. To SEEK and we WILL find. To KNOCK and He WILL open the door~
THE NEXT SET OF QUESTIONS I HAVE?
At the burning bush (that never burned up), God asked Moses: “What do you have in your hands?”
That is the question I have for myself which I will share with you. Impossible situations to resolve? Yes.
But Moses had only a staff, and he led millions of people out of Egypt and in the desert for 40 years.
I know that God will lead me!
Added note: All the ways God is answering me are usually in “a still small voice”; not a thundering answer from heaven.
I’ve been asking these questions of Him for weeks; only now is my spirit quiet enough to hear His answers.