Be with Him, He will show you!

You know me; I like to be honest with my struggle, His grace and my expectant heart!

So here goes:

I recently went to the Storyline Conference where the underlying theme was “finding your subplot in God’s story.”  I went with no real expectations, but I found myself on the first day, during our lunch break staring at the ocean in sheer panic!

“Lord, I thought YOU were going to perform YOUR purpose for my life (in and through me), now you want me to figure it out, but but…….”

“Lord, I JUST learned to surrender my plans, my will to YOU and now I find myself at a conference trying to “find my purpose”

I came home from the conference slightly disillusioned. Not because it wasn’t a great conference, more because it challenged my beliefs a tad, ran up against what I thought I had figured out about God!

2 things I started to realize:

1.       I will never “figure Him (God of the Universe) out”.  He wants me to BE STILL and KNOW THAT HE IS GOD, He wants me (and you) to be present with Him, seek His face, and get to know Him. He is standing right beside you. Stop, turn your head, realize He is there; I sometimes even grab His hand. He is our Shepherd, and He walks along side of us, step by step! The Bible says that He will never leave us or forsake us, YOU OR ME. Never, so we can count on Him, He will always be there.

2.       I was worried about figuring out what I could do for God, instead of seeking to KNOW God. Don’t we all want to be known, truly known, isn’t that what love is, to be fully known by another? Jesus (who is God) wants to be known by His creation (that’s you and I).

I admit I struggle, I want to HELP GOD, and typically it is with a pure heart, it is because I am so grateful for what He has done in my life that I want to do all I can for Him. I don’t believe this is wrong but I do believe it needs to be in the right order.

Scripture reads: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well”.

All these things, which seems to include what to do for God and for others. The Bible says in the book of Jeremiah “Pray that the LORD your God will tell us where we should go and what we should do”

In the New Testament, the Bible says:

“I (Jesus) am the vine; you (humans) are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing

Apart from Him we can do nothing; those are His words not mine!

I know God wants us to co-labor with Him to do as He commands in the Bible, no question. I also know that He knit each one of us together in our mother’s womb. He gifted us differently, His timing is perfect and He will lead us if we choose to TRUST Him. If we choose follow Him, to listen to Him, to be still and know He really is the One who created the entire Universe, therefore, He is worthy of our TRUST.

I think it’s hard, I think it is easier to plan, to do, to try to figure out, than it is to rest and trust that He will accomplish His will in and through us if we stay close, listen well and {Walk Forward} with Him. TRUSTING in an invisible but ever present God (of the Universe). A God who really wants a real relationship with us! For more on the idea of personal relationship with God click here..

God knows the needs of our hurting world and He calls us to co-labor, but we are FIRST CALLED to seek His kingdom moment by moment, to seek His face and then He will lead us where He wants us to go and what He wants us to do, step by step.

5 Comments on “Be with Him, He will show you!

  1. That’s an encouragement to me, I’m now learning to submit daily like a small child..trying!

    • B, I am so glad. We are ALL learning…. He is our Father and wants us to be His children, He wants us to come to Him and Trust Him, it’s a daily thing, sometimes I think it is an every moment thing.. We are in this together… love you!

  2. Im so happy I was led to your website, I’m sure it wasn’t by chance. God has heard my cry out for more understanding. Today as I read your blogs, I’m encouraged. I’ve been stumbling and a little perplexed and confused..well, a lot. However, God has given me an opportunity to get to the bottom of my inner issues about my Christian walk. Its been hard trying to understand how to surrender my life to him. Simply due to the fact that I’m use to doing it my way. So in this moment im encouraged, because God has used an complete stranger to minster to my weary heart.

    Thanks Lindsay

  3. Marqueen,
    Keep being encouraged sister! Tell the enemy to take a hike! God has GOOD things, He has a good plan for you, He will never leave you! Trust Him and watch Him work on your behalf. I pray He blesses your socks off and I pray you give it ALL to Him, honestly that is when I have found I am most blessed…

    BIG HUGS…

    • Thanks, Lindsay…the fact that our Father is constantly leading me to spiritual sources confirms the daily love he has for me. I pray God continue to use you as a spiritual pathway in connecting his children to encouraging messages.

      Again thank you

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