Sometimes when I read my Word, I am "fed" spiritually and don't particularly "enjoy" my meal. Other times, I sit down at the table God has prepared for me and I am like a ravenous animal.
The "meat" is so delicious and my soul has been craving just that!
Yesterday was one of those times.
It wasn't a large meal by any means, but God just spoke to me VOLUMES in one sentence of His Word, in one "bite", if you will.
2 Thessalonians 1:2 from the Message says, "Our God gives you everything you need, makes you everything you're to be."
I needed that Word from Him at that moment.
God's like that. He knows everything about us~ our strengths and our weaknesses. He even knows our shortcomings before we do.
He prepares us for the times He knows we are going to make a wrong choice. He "gives us EVERYTHING we need".
The times my world is in chaos swirling around me, He has the peace I need.
When life has assaulted me with blows and pelted me with hardships, He has the strength I need to get up and stand in Him.
When the thief of circumstance comes to rob me of my joy, He is there giving me that joy that only He can give.
I could go on and on!
He gives me EVERYTHING I need!
Not only that!~ He makes me everything I'm to be. ~ He makes you everything you're to be!
Do you understand how powerful this is for our lives?
I, we, just have to let Him work in our lives!
Lord, I yield myself to You today! Make me what You have purposed and planned for me to be!
Help me, every second with every breath to yield completely to Your plan, Your destiny for my life!
Paul goes on in 2 Thessalonians 1 to pray for the Thessalonians:
verse 11~ " I pray that our God will make you fit for what He's call you to be, pray that He'll fill your good ideas and acts of faith with His own energy so that it all amounts to something."
Today, I am praying that for each of you.
Yesterday, I talked to a dear friend who was heartbroken. Her plans and goals she had worked so hard for had fallen through. As tears streamed down her face she confessed, "I know God is going to work this out for His good and His purpose." And she smiled a beautiful smile through her tears.
I could just see God in heaven beaming with pride over His daughter trusting Him with her life. He will do just that ~ work this situation in her life for His good and her good. I am excited to see how He will turn this heartbreak and disappointment into one of the greatest successes in her life! Everything she has been working for has been to share His love with other people, so He must have awesome plans for her to change these plans so abruptly mid stream!
God is amazing and endless in His love for us!
It is my prayer today that YOU KNOW HIM intimately! I pray you ALLOW Him to give you everything you need. I pray you allow Him to make you everything you are to be!
love you all!