Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Yes to God - God Will Make a Way

Thanks to everyone supporting me through my job loss and beloved pet's death. We took a few days to get away on a mini-vacation to visit my family, returning home last night. I love to see my daughter with her grandparents.

Now onto the study of the book by Lysa TerKeurst, What Happens When Women Walk in Faith. This week, we're discussing Chapter 10, Roadblocks and Reassurances, and Chapter 11, God Will Make a Way. Be sure to click on the button above to visit Lelia's site to read more.

In Chapter 10, I concentrated on these words:
"Take your eyes off the problem and focus on the good and loving God who has great plans for you.....We don't grow by changing the adverse circumstances. We grow by embracing God's plans for the circumstances and allowing Him to have His full way in us.....let Him help you find a perspective beyond your own."
I strive to embrace God's plans surrounding my unemployment. As I begin the process of interviewing for new jobs, I seek Him daily for assistance in looking beyond myself. I do not want to make any decisions based on what I think is best for me. I want to follow God's will to receive His best for my family.

Chapter 11 tells us to choose every day to experience God in spite of our circumstances. Why? Because He makes a way in every circumstances.

As adults, we can be tempted to overcomplicate God's truth. The innocence of childhood sees the straightforwardness of the Word.

Today, I watched a Veggie Tales movie, The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, with Pumpkin. At the end of the movie, the King presents medals to the Pirates for heroically saving his children. The Pirates tell the King he made a mistake to call them heroes.

The King explains it could not be a mistake because he choose them and provided everything they needed. Pumpkin said, "God provided what they needed all along." May it be just that simple and direct for us to see. God will make a way.

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Laurie Ann said...

Great post! I'm sorry I'm late in commenting. I just got my post up last night. I'm fixing to get into the Veggie Tales because we have a grandson who is going to be 1 on the 28th. Oh, the lesson's we'll learn!

Beth said...

Isn't Lysa's book wonderful? I love the chapter (I forget which one) where she describes "peace like a river."

I'm sorry to hear of your struggles, but I can see that you know God is control, so best wishes for this next step of your journey!

(Thanks for visiting my blog, too!)

MrsProverbs31 said...

I am praying for your job search. I know it can be frustrating. I, too, am looking for a job. I also don't want to rush into desperate decision making, I want to listen to God and hear Him speak to me and tell me where to look and what to say. I've been blessed by your post. Thank you.

Lelia Chealey said...

Your daughter is so sweet Michelle and so wise! I love when kids speak truth into our life at just the right moment. Been thinking of you and wondering how you are doing.
Keep focused on Him! You've had quite the trying summer my friend!
Will pray for you & your family.
In Him,