“To be a part of where God is moving is a privilege.” Pastor Don Cousins Discovery Church ~ Orlando, FL
This was the first thing I grasped as I searched for answers for my prayers. My prayer for direction and blessing… for that direction is what I was looking to have answered. Last week the Lord began to answer me. The message was coming from the story of Ruth how nothing is coincidence but a “divine coincidence”…. “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,” Ephesians 4:12… That at this very moment God brings into clarity what path He is asking me to choose “for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure” Philippians 2:13.… Removing…making me very uncomfortable…in the position I am in… “And after you have suffered a little while,” 1 Peter 5:10a….to move me into a position that will absolutely challenge me to the core…. “the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you” 1 Peter 5:10b… Fear sets in but…fear doesn’t come from the Lord so… “For God gave me not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7…So He gives me peace to do what He calls me to do… “And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command.” 2 Thessalonians 3:4
So much to pray about. So much that may be overwhelming at times…. So much to rely on His strength and provision to continue the work He has called us to do. Growing in His mercy and grace…every single day. Not knowing where it will all lead. Trusting God and all He has for me. Listening for His voice and direction.
Prayer: Lord, I need your strength and guidance. I need for you to go before me as I make decisions that will not only impact my life but the lives of others. I ask that you intervene in anything that is not according to Your will. For it is Your will that I seek not mine. Help me to align my heart and thoughts with what You want for me. I pray that You will open doors that only You can open and close doors that only You can close. I thank You for your great provision in my life in all things. My heart yearns to do what You want me to do…even if it makes me uncomfortable. Just please Lord give me the strength and courage to do it and be able to truly serve You. In the Mighty Name of Your Son Jjesus…Amen!