Wednesday, February 19, 2014

God Knows "Better"

Every directive of God is undergirded by His intricate understanding of us.  Just because we can't understand something He's asked of us, or we struggle to understand doesn't mean His Wisdom is not in that place.  We need to let go of our desire to "analyze" and "figure out" the things He is asking, realizing that tendency is born of fear and pride.

God's got it all figured out, friends - and it all makes perfect sense.

When your flesh "struggles" (as it always will) against the commands, directives, and edicts of God, make it your first priority to yield your heart to Holy Spirit's understanding and absolutely forsake your own (Prov. 3:5).  That's critical to blessing and rescue being received through each phase of our lives so we can keep stepping on the stones He's laid out for us leading straight to His Throne.

This may seem like a no-brainer until Daddy's specific directives hit a corrosive area of your mindsets.  For instance, what do you do when God says you are not responsible to assume the role of caretaker for your aging parents?  Or what do you do when God says you are to allow your children to make their own mistakes?

If your knee-jerk response to those questions is, well God would never ask that of me... you need to think again!  Ask yourself (as I've had to), just who is "God" over our lives?  I mean, who is truly in charge - us or Yahweh?  See, when it comes to parents and children and family situations, it's often a different ballgame in terms of our ability to hear and receive truth, even though we've only just told Daddy He has full control...

Yep.  The flesh, family, and our emotions are fickle bedfellows; we need to carefully consider that when it comes to obeying God despite personal, prickly circumstances that challenge 'our' understanding.

Be encouraged that the bottom line of every story holds the same truth: GOD KNOWS BETTER THAN US, and GOD IS IN CONTROL.  I pray His supernatural impartation of that sustaining, comforting, humbling truth fills each soul reading and fills the Body of Christ in general, in Jesus' Precious Name.

Amen.
DADDY'S GIRL


"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)