Monday, July 7, 2008

Lemons to Lemonade

This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. You said, 'No, we will flee on horses.' Therefore you will flee! You said, 'We will ride off on swift horses.' Therefore your pursuers will be swift! A thousand will flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you will all flee away, till you are left like a flagstaff on a mountaintop, like a banner on a hill." - Isaiah 30:15-17
Trusting God has been something that over time, I yearn to do. God does things to us for reasons that we think are just crazy. God's love and his desires for us is a crazy love. To put it simply, we are His children and He puts boundaries in place for us, but ultimately, the power of God can do through us inside those boundaries is life shattering and changing. I was at Buckhead Church here in Buckhead last night. Andy was preaching on big ideas. He was talking about how big ideas shape us and form a culture. Like the idea of not like another race. Big ideas can change and shape humanity. God wants us to trust Him, it's when we don't that things happen. I am trusting God now, it's tough, no fun and impossible - Now that's a big idea.

Doing what I feel is God's will is something that I am trusting Him for... even when I've got the opposition of others. What I'm learning is our choices are something that God can always take lemons and make lemonade from, sometimes, there's just no sugar or not enough lemons. But God provides. In times of troubles and in times of worry, I know that He is ABLE. I know that He will do, because I am His child. I have found it tough to figure things out, on the one hand, I KNOW what's got to happen, but the second doubt, no support and unapproval from people come into my brain I just think that maybe I'm suppose to please these people, because I guess it's not about me... Oh wait! It's about GOD'S WILL! I am a worshipper first, I am trying daily to serve God and follow His will... Remember, Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him.