Have you ever had a day when you planned it out in your head and then something happened and it all changed??????
Today was that day!
My husband left for an interview in Alabama this morning. With him gone, I thought it was the perfect day to wash the kitchen floor, clean the hardwood floors and do some laundry. Well, I washed the kitchen floor and decided to pray. I was praying in the morning, but with Mr. Sweetladyelaine home, I pray whenever I have time.
Today I started out my prayer time with God's Way by Charles Stanley. Today the scripture was Isaiah 55:9......
"As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts."
Charles Stanley said something like this...
Our earthly wisdom is a accustomed to everything being explained, rationalized or proven by science. There are things we will never be able to prove scientifically about God. Science can never prove what causes a person to fall in love. It can never prove what happens to a person after death. None of the worlds information can answer those questions and nothing the world knows is going to be useful in eternity. The wisdom of this world will not carry a person from this life into the next.
I prayed for my husband, family, friends and myself. Then stopped.
I was a little confused why God was showing me this verse. I sat there quite a long time trying to hear the small voice I am so used to hearing......I was wondering how this fit with what I had just prayed.
I know that God is larger than I can ever fathom. MUCH LARGER! I know that His timing is the perfect timing. I know that His thinking is very different from mine. I know He is God. I know it is according to His will not mine. I know He is in control of the universe. I know He sits on the throne. I know that I know......He loves me!
I thought back to what I prayed........then I heard that small voice tell me.....I got your back!
Can you imagine....I got your back!
He is way ahead of me. He has a plan, maybe not my plan...but a plan none the less. He has my back. He has my heart in the palm of His hand. He is faithful even when I am not. He never leaves me. He is my rock, my strength, my comforter and my redeemer. He listens and does repeat it to others! I can call on Him in the middle of the night! I have to admit I let out a sigh of relief!
He promised. "If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given you" (John 15:7).
I see Him work in my life everyday. He is alive, bigger than life! I only have to look to Him and all my needs will be met. He doesn't promise a rose garden on earth but eternal life praising Him.
I will confess there have been many times in my life I have done nothing but cry out His name, Jesus! There have been times that's all I could do between sobs! You know what, He heard me! He changed my circumstances.
"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal" (2 Corinthians 4:18).
So My Friend....
"if you accept Jesus' words and store up his commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry loud for understanding and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God!" (Proverbs 2:2).
Blessings My Friend,