As I am wrapping my travel season and have had a few days to myself to reflect on what all God has done so far this year I find myself in complete awe and wonder of my Father. To say that I have seen God do some amazing things would be the understatement of my life. If you don’t mind, I wanted to take a break from my normal blog topics to share some of what I have learned with you, not to toot my own horn but to encourage you and to lift you up. Grab a cup of coffee and please allow me to brag on my good good Father.
God is a God who does not fail.
1 Corinthians 1:9 | God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
No matter how old I get or how many trials I face, this one thing I learn over and over in deeper and more ways than I can ever begin to expound upon – my God is a God that does not fail. My God is steadfast and true, he is my Rod and my Staff, he is my Shelter and my Strength, he is my Provider and my Deliver, he is the Salvation of my soul and the Keeper of my heart, and he is my faithful Father who does not know how to fail.
There have been moments where I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel and felt like throwing in the towel and giving up on God and then I would see him in the midst of it all steadfast and true, never failing. My God is a God who doesn’t know how to fail. Everything he does, everything he creates is beautifully and wonderfully made and is full of purpose and wonder, so I know he can not fail. If he holds the universe in one hand and knows the needs of the smallest of sparrows, I am certain He knows exactly what I need. He doesn’t know how to fail.
God’s promises are still yes and amen.
2 Corinthians 1:20 | For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.
When I am facing life in it’s day to day”ness” I forget that all of God’s promises to me are YES and AMEN. Why? Because I am human just like the rest of you. What it shows is a lack of understanding and a lack of faith when we loose site of the fulfillment of God’s promises are ahead of us. My lack of understanding does not undermine the ability for God to provide, my lack of faith does and it is something that God is working on in me. When I say that I have faith enough to believe that there is a God in heaven big enough to create all of this and not enough to believe that his promises he set forth from the beginning of time and in my heart will be fulfilled, then there is a problem. All of God’s promises are Yes and Amen, Meagan.
God has perfect timing.
2 Peter 3:8 | But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day.
Why do we put boundaries on God? Because our mind’s comprehension of heavenly things are limited to the clouds, sun, moon and stars we see. We are human. We don’t understand why we have to wait on God for such lengths of time when clearly “God knows that what we need is right in front of us”. Our clocks start the moment we entered the earth and will go only until we leave the earth. God’s clock, on the other hand, has no bounds. He was there before time began and will reign when all of eternity is completed. God will provide what you need despite what you think you need. God sees the bigger picture that spans all of time and He knows what is best for us and his timing is perfect. Trust God’s timing, it is better than yours.
God will test you.
James 1:3 | because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
When God tests your faith it isn’t to make you small and worthless, it is to make you small so that he can shine his worth in you and draw out the things he desires others to see. When you serve him with your whole heart and soul he will test your faith. Yes, God will test your prayers even, I have seen it in my own life. When you walk by faith and not by sight be prepared for God to move in ways you may not like or in ways that make you uncomfortable where you are because he is molding you and shaping you into the person he wants you to be tomorrow.
God will surprise you.
Luke 1:34-35 | “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[b] the Son of God.
I have lived my life dedicated to the cause of Christ for as long as I can remember, and there is one thing that I have come to notice – God is full of surprises. One thing I can say for certain is that God has never done anything like I ever thought He would. Remember when I said, “our mind’s comprehension of heavenly things are limited”? That statement applies here especially. I have never seen God do the same thing the same way twice.
Don’t believe me?
– David was small and he was not only king but a giant slayer.
– Was Mary the virgin mother of Jesus Christ?
– God used a prostitute to bring forth the lineage of his Son on earth.
– Moses had trouble speaking in public places.
– Paul was a murderer of the very people he was sent to reach for the cause of Christ.
– Jesus was a carpenter’s son and not an earthly king’s offspring.
God never does anything by our book…. God does things by His book.
It is my prayer and my hope that something I have said today encourages your heart and lifts your spirit to pursue the things God has called you to do.
Be a light that echoes the faithfulness of our Father in the darkness.