“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
I don’t take to Twitter very often. Mostly I just allow my blog or Facebook page to post for me. But I have two accounts, one for this blog as @writingdownlife and another for the other ministry God put on my heart @pottersclaycafe. When I actually post, it’s normally to the latter as I do not have it tied to my blog and I rarely go on the Facebook account for it.
This morning I was led to fast, just for today. I knew part of the reason why but as I have sat here meditating on Him, other things have come to light – things I presume have been clogged up in the artery of what has been my life over the past few months – that He now wants to flow openly back into production.
I took to the Potter’s Clay Twitter account this morning and I had some funny thoughts to share:
1) You know you need a new #Bible when… the binding and pages are no longer in alignment & coming apart at the seams! (This sounds about like LIFE! haha)
2) You know a notion is from the Lord when… He takes you away for other work, then takes you right back to the other, afterward! (This has several meanings for me today.)
…and the final is what prompted this blog post – although it’s been something He’s reminded me of in accordance with #2:
Though not the first time I’ve had this thought, it has been the dominant thought going through my being this morning…if you KNOW me, you get it. I LIVE and LOVE for HIM! My life could have been an even bigger version of chaos if I hadn’t had listened to my intuition 7-10 years ago and stepped ahead with MY plans. That was HIM telling me no. It was HIM preserving what little of Christ left in me…HIM making me wait for something even greater, more beautiful than what I thought I could be…
“For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.” (Galatians 6:3)
Today, it is HIM whispering in my heart, showing me that everything I possess: every talent, every desire, every relationship, was given and reserved, for HIM. I have had to put aside so much of myself, so many people, in order to reach where I am today. Even as recently as this past week, I have had to be in steadfast prayer over some thing, so I could continue down the path God put me on. I had to put myself aside for His glory. I had to continue to shine a light in a place I wasn’t certain I was ready to. But the Lord pushed me through and showed me why I must be steadfast. I benefitted, of course…for the Lord will never lead us wrong!
Now, due to a “slight adjustment” in my life I had questions to present to God. “What do I do now?” “What’s next?” Well, He says to me, you wait patiently for one thing, but in the meanwhile, go back to where I had you working. No idle minds or hands for that is what the enemy wants…for you to sit idly by, so he can weasel his way into your mind. Instead, keep your eyes and heart focused on me…I know the plans I have for you, and I’ve given you a glimpse. The path went a bit askew but continue forth in faith, knowing I’ll be faithful to you.
So, here I go! Stepping out in faith! Picking up where I left off some months back; trusting Him implicitly. For I know one thing for certain: He is the director of this movie I call life and it’s from He whom I take my cues. In the end I am assured that both the reward and the outcome, will be greater than anything I could have done on my own.
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” (2 Cor 4:3-4)
He dangled the aforementioned ministry, His vision of it, back before my eyes today: I was reminded that if I had continued down the path I had once intended, in entering the entertainment industry, I would have known a much greater world of hurt than I already had because the hold my adversary had on me would have deepened. I would have been lost to Him. That I was pulled back to Him, in order to use my gifts and talents, those things He created me with, to be a beacon of hope and light to others; not for the ways of the world, rather for the glory of LOVE (Almighty God) and LIGHT (Christ Jesus).
It’s not that I buried this ministry in the ground and forgot about it. No, He pulled me away to do work that was much more important/pressing. Then, he expected me to finish writing the book that needed to precede this ministry coming to fruition. (See, he has a clearly laid plan…if we don’t adhere to it, we make a mess!) My job is to be guided, obedient and fruitful!
To everything there is a purpose unto heaven, it’s up to us to allow the Lord to lead us there – in His way, His timing and with a joyful heart!