Saturday, November 14, 2015

Keep Looking Up


My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD;
In the morning I will direct it to You, 
And I will look up.
Psalm 5:3


We need Him every day, in all of our lives.  

He wants us to involve Him in every part of our lives.  Are we?
He wants us to inquire of Him, to show us which direction, in our lives we NEED to go.
If left to our own devices, we are likely to go down paths that are not intended for us, where traps of hell are waiting for us.  Traps that could take a lifetime to get out of and/or to be free of the effects of them.
He wants us to ask Him to show us what He has for us.
He told us in His Word:
Jeremiah 29:11-14
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.  And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.  I will be found by you, says the LORD, and I will bring you back from your captivity.

He has PLANS FOR US.  Just for US.  He knew about US, the plans He has for us since before the foundations of the Earth, when He created it, He knew that you would be here, in this point of time....before we were on the globe.  God was, and still is, so looking forward to us being here, and walking and talking and fellowshiping with Him.

His thoughts towards you and are are of PEACE and not evil.  I LOVE THAT.
He would like us to defer to Him to Help us miss the pitfalls in life that the enemy of our soul has laid and continues to lay for us to fall into.

Do we ask Him about which car we need to own?
Do we ask Him about which house He's planned for us to buy for rent?
Do we ask Him about which church HE has intended for us to be a part of?
Do we ask Him about that business venture that we are considering?
Do we ask Him about which business partner He has in mind for us?
Do we ask Him about which job He has in mind for us, to bless us with?
Do we ask Him about the size of family HE has planned for us.
Do we ask Him about relationships He has designed for us to have in our lives.
Do we ask Him about when or if He wants us to marry, and if so to whom?
Do we ask Him about when and where to vacation, or travel?

He wants to involve us in every part of our lives.  Not because He wants us to miss out on the fun stuff that WE have in mind, but because He's interested in our safekeeping and how to BEST BLESS our lives.  We have NO IDEA how wonderful His thoughts and plans are towards us.

I remember when we moved to a country house quite a number of years ago.  I did NOT want to live in the country, at all.  As it would happen, this house was made available to us.  We'd been searching for a house for about three years.  While we finished moving in, I was sitting at the kitchen table with a cup of hot tea, looking out the East window.  About 1 1/2 miles away I saw a group of horses frolicking in the pasture they were feeding from.  It was then that I realized, "God this was the desire of my heart, and I NEVER EVEN KNEW it. Thank You."

There are dozens of instances where I've found the same thing, only because I asked HIM to HELP us and lead us in the way He has for us.

Often we humans have such a puffed up idea about the worth of our own ideas, then go about MISSING OUT ON GOD'S BEST FOR US.

Haven't we all been there, done that?  Are we tired of our own misled, disappointing thoughts, and plans of ours, yet?
Are we tired of losing our own way, and the inexpressible lack of peace in our lives yet?  It's never too late to inquire of the Lord.  It's never to late to ask HIM what HE THINKS ABOUT IT.  What did He say?    
His thoughts towards us are of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.  In Jesus' Name.