I haven’t posted in quite some time. So, I apologize for that. Life took a turn for the worse and I ended up hospitalized. I should have been dead, but my Precious Savior preserved my life yet again. We also, Praise God, discovered I’ve been misdiagnosed for 8 years and been on the wrong medication.
He brought us out of the dark valley and set our feet upon the rock. Needless to say, GAPS ended rather abruptly. But we had accomplished 24 or so days of it! I was pretty proud. Plus, I also discovered I was allergic to some tree nuts. And that’s a huge discovery.
Another huge discovery is that I never really prayed about starting this blog. I mean, I figured I would start it and it would be my passion. Unfortunately, as much as I love to write, I wasn’t doing what God had told me to do.
He told me to write a children’s book.
And through this valley he reminded me again of His prompting. I listened this time. I took out some paper and began furiously writing the story that He had laid upon my heart.
As much as I love this blog I will be putting my creative efforts into Free Lance writing and pursuing the dreams He has told me to pursue.
So, as sad as I am to say it…I will be posting infrequently on here. But I will be posting! I need to obey the Lord and stop running after things that I know He didn’t instruct me to do. This blog is great and there isn’t anything wrong with it….however, when it is derailing what God has specifically instructed me to pursue, it becomes a stumbling block.
I want to obey Him and I want my desires to align with His. I find that it is far more satisfying when we do that than when we put our efforts into vain efforts.
Why is it easier to do something that someone else tells you to do than obeying the Creator of the Universe when He instructs you to do something? I don’t know about you, but I always have an excuse when God specifically tells me to do something. Or I decide that I’m going to delay my obedience.
Delayed obedience is disobedience.
When God tells you to do something you do it. You do it because you know He loves you more than you can ever fathom and He only asks you to do something because it will be for your good and His glory.
What is God asking you to do that you have ignored and jumped ship on?
We’ve been going through a series about Jonah at my church. Jonah wasn’t too happy about God’s plan for the Ninevites. He decided that he wasn’t up for following God’s plan and he didn’t want to prophesy to them. He went the other way.
And we all know how that story went down! I have had enough whales in my life to know that my God is relentless. He will grab our attention eventually even if it takes throwing us off a boat and having a whale swallow us up.
He loves us too much. I don’t want to miss out on what God has for me. I want to be obedient. And I’m SO glad God gives us second, third, fourth, fifth chances.
Thanks for reading and I hope you all had a Thanksgiving filled with His grace and you were able to thank God for what He has done for you. I have been praying ACTS (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) and let me tell you….when you fix your eyes first on how marvelous a God we have….our requests become so minute–not in importance, but in the knowledge that our God has it in the bag. When we remind ourselves who it is we serve we realize that any requests, any pleadings, any cries WILL be heard and WILL be answered.
Pray ACTS this week and see how He moves in your life.
“Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God.”
– Philippians 4:6
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