Getting Real~In His Word 7-15-13

Getting Real- In His Word 7/15/13

Sometimes things just do not work out as planned. We try our best and yet things still go haywire and trouble is in the midst of the camp. What can you do? What can you say; to get out of the problems you find yourself faced with each and every day?
Do you whine and complain about it? Do you try to fix things your own way; or do you seek the Lord and ask His directions in it?

But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all our soul. When you are in distress and all these things come upon you in the latter days, when you turn to the Lord your god and obey His voice. For the Lord your God is a merciful God, He will not forsake you nor destroy you nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them. Deuteronomy 4:28-30

Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord! Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His forevermore! Remember His marvelous works which He has done...
1 Chronicles 16:10-12 a
In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust Him at all times, you people  pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.
Psalm 62:7-9

God calls for us to seek Him face to face. He has chosen us to be His and it is our responsibility to spend the time we have focused on His will in our lives; our time is not here just for us to play and enjoy, but also to play and enjoy our lives while walking in His will.
It is not about us.
He did not call all of us to suffer; some maybe but mostly we are called to pour out our hearts before Him that He may comfort, direct and guide us in the way we should go. He wants us to trust Him to take care of us and our needs when we lay them on his in pile and receive the blessings he gives us in return.

God wants our heart that means He wants us to be:
-Hearing His guidance.
-Entering His presence.
-Actively relating to Him our daily plans.
-Really being real with Him; after all He is God He knows if we are truthful with Him.
-Trusting Him with our everything. Life, job, family, hope.
When we “accepted Christ” or “got saved” or “asked Jesus into our heart we in reality gave Him our heart to connect us to His. When our heart is connected it is much easier to know what the right thing to do is. It is a lot easier to know when to pray for someone, and when to just pat them on the back and know that they just need encouragement. It is also a lot easier to make decisions that may alter our lives.
Such as whether or not to take a job, who we should be hanging out with, or where we should be going to have fun with our friends. God wants to be an intricate part of our lives daily. He is tired of being put on a shelf or a coffee table until we have a need, or get ready for church on Sunday. My God is an every day, every moment, everything kind of God; He wants my all, and to be my all in all!
So how can I do this? How can I make Him accessible to my daily needs, hopes and dreams? What if I am not someone who is used to being open with anyone let alone the all powerful God?

First of all, and I know I say this time and time again but it seems I cannot say it enough; get down on your knees and pray. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and allow Him into your life.
Why on your knees? It is an act of worship, humble and 'giving over' to God the control. Think about it, what do people do before a king? They bow down. What do they do in honor or respect to someone in most nations around the world? They lower their heads at least in a nod to the person.
It is saying to God, “I admit you are in control of my life right now this minute.”

Secondly read the Bible as often as you can, get to know who God wants us to be. He has written so many stories about men and women who are after His own heart so we can know His heart and what it means to know Him personally.
When we have given over to God the controls of our life the road will eventually go smoother, but if it doesn't go smooth fast enough we will have someone to hang on to so that we don't fall off the cliffs of life.
I asked you in the beginning what you do when things don't go as planned; have you figured out what to do now?
Seek Him with your whole heart, follow after Jesus with your whole self and He will direct your life path. Seek is an action word. Put God's word into action in your life.
Use those Godly verbs!

Dear heavenly Father, thank you for giving us so many verbs! Help us to walk in the Word and truth and use the verbs you have given us to help us have a fruitful life with You. In Jesus' name, amen.

Suggested Reading Psalm 62:1-12, Psalm 60:1-12, Isaiah 51:1-23, and 1 Timothy 5:1-25