What are you doing? In His Word 2-12-18

What are you doing? In His Word-2-12-18

We pray for things to happen and when they do are we satisfied? Or are we confused? Or are we like Israel and not happy with what He has one for us?

The children of Israel cried out to God the Father for decades to get them back to their home lands and set them free. Thye did not realize what they would have to do to get that freedom once God granted it!

They did not realize the would be on the run to get to a safe place; that they would have to walk through the water on dry land, nor that they would have to gather together and really worship the Lord their God.

But the children of Israel had walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. Exodus 14:29

Seriously, think for a moment about the way they probably dreamed of their salvation from slavery; yet when it came it was not quite the way they thought it would happen.

How many times have we prayed for healing, and God brings it at the hand of a physician, or therapist that gives us a ton of working out to get it done. Sure sometimes we ask for healing and it happens I an instant but other times He gives us something to do while He heals us.

There are some, who would think God forsook them when they did not get an instant healing, but our God does not play the games we humans do, He does what He says He will.

  For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.  Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. Mark 11:23-24


The thing with us people we do not always see things in the Spiritual side, we generally see things fleshly because we live I a world that is physical. I don’t mean fleshly in that we are thinking impure thoughts but as people we are physical and we think horizontally. God is Spirit and we worship in spirit and truth, but we as humans do not always get that.

How can we? We are flesh and blood humans and until the Holy Spirit reveals to us the spiritual applications of our days, our studies, our lives; we cannot know the things of God clearly.

These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy[a] Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.  1 Corinthians 2:13-15

Back to the first thought, what is it that you prayed for that God did not answer the way you thought He should? Were you overwhelmed with something being smaller than you thought then over whelmed even more when God made it huge? I think this is sort of like the day that Moses brought the wandering Israel some water from a rock. He was ready to speak to the rock for water as God had had him do before but the he got overwhelmed with the people pushing, the emotional human, Moses to hit the rock and then God let it pour out fast!

There are times when we need to follow the plan and stick to our words that we said; we would do what God said to do.

When Israel left captivity they claimed they would worship Him only, but they built themselves an image to worship.

When we pray for something, in our minds eye we have an idea of what we want God to do, but His way is bigger and better than our way. We cannot always handle it when God gives us exactly what we prayed and takes control of our destiny!

The good news is that we do not have to ‘handle it’ we just need to walk in it!

 Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied. Acts 9:31

When we walk in His guidance, peace, hope, trusting Him to do what He said then when it comes to pass we need to accept that it is what it is! Walk in it!

Sometimes we do not see the whole picture or how big it really is.
Just do it! Even if it is bigger than you thought it would be! 

Help me Lord to not be overwhelmed when what I thought would be a small thing grew to bigger than I can handle. Help me to know that You Lord are in it and You Lord will handle it for me.  Is what we should do, we should pray and ask God to help us accept the bigger things He has planned for us. Help us to make it to the end of the road and rejoice knowing that He has gotten us there.  Help us to walk into the Promised Land knowing that You are going with us.

Israel was so worried when they saw the giants of the land they had to wander for another 40 years in the dessert. Let’s not be like them! Let’s trust God with all of our heart and not lean on our own understanding but allow Him to bring to pass what we need to do. What He wants for us to do; just walk in His guidance, direction, presence.

It sounds so easy doesn’t it?

Even Peter blew it, gave up trusting God for his safety for a few moments in time; he denied being with Jesus as a follower, friend and student. He was so over whelmed when he realized he had done just what Jesus said he would that day when he was so prideful. It brought him to an all time low when he realized he had sold out his friend.

Would you do that? Would you cry out to God for protection and admit that you knew Jesus?  God showed us in that portion of scripture that He knows our hearts and what choices we will make. He knows where to lead us and what we can take on and handle with His help.

Let’s just walk in the direction He points us and know that any rocks, sticks or snakes will be removed from our path as we walk in His presence, direction and guidance. Walk in the trust we have in our God to protect, provide and pull us through anything, in Jesus name, amen.

Dear heavenly Father, guide our steps, bring to pass all that you desire in our lives, and help us to listen to Your voice and direction and just walk in it; in Jesus name, amen.

Suggested readings; Exodus 8:1-  Acts 9:1-43,  Proverbs 3:5-8, and James 1:1-27