God has never failed in any kind of face-off with someone else and what’s even better for us as Christians is that He is on our side. Take the story of David and Goliath for example. David was a skinny little kid at the time whilst Goliath was a full on giant with all the equipment he needed to finish David off in one blow. However, David had something that Goliath didn’t. David had God on his side. You know how the story ends.
No giant is too big for God and that includes all the giants that we have come across in our course of life. How assuring is it to know that we have a God who can tackle our giants and never leaves us alone in our journey to pursue Him.
Definitely something to be thankful today (and always).
God has plans for us. From the beginning of time, God made His covenant to the people of Israel to grant freedom, prosperity, and success (Exodus 19:5). However, God wants us to obey Him in order for us to fulfill His plans.
Yet, sometimes it’s hard for us to obey or we refuse to obey. This could be due to certain reasons: we might think we are not capable of what God wants us to do, we don’t know the heart of God, we fail to listen to God because we are too busy with our own agenda, we are out of focus or too focused on something else. As a result, we reach a point where we don’t know His intentions, and therefore don’t trust His instructions.
Knowing the heart of God will help us trust His commands. We will have the courage to obey Him because we know He only means well and greatness for us. However, if we don’t believe and trust in God’s plans, it will be difficult for us to obey Him.
We have to remember, we were born with a hardened heart and if we keep moving away from the Lord, our hearts will become harder and harder until it becomes difficult for us to obey Him. The more we work on being closer to God, the more our hearts will be softened and be more willing and capable to obey.
Series: Discovering God’s Plan by the Color Movement (#cmgraphics #DiscoveringGodsPlan)
I hate it, because it stirs deep frustration, hurt and confusion in me. The call to continually love someone so frustratingly unfaithful and rebellious makes me uncomfortable. And yet I love this book, because it reassures me that God will relentlessly love me no matter what. That He will come near in my mess, allure me to Himself, and speak tender words of forgiveness and love to me.
These last two weeks away He has been drawing me into a wilderness of surrender, and it’s the driest land I’ve ever seen. But the longer I spend over here, the more He’s opening my eyes to the infinite Fount of living water right in front of me. Hosea is a book ultimately about thirst, and how relentless, faithful love satisfies us fully and deeply.