God is good, all the time, and all the time, God is good

7/8/13


the Lord has really been teaching me what it means to rest in Him.  it is so peaceful to rest in His presence, even when there is chaos going on all around you in the world.  we don't know what the Lord has planned for our futures.  i've been learning not to focus on the past, and the things i wish i could change, as well as not focusing on the future, the job i will have, raising a family, the ministry i will be a part of.  God instead, has been teaching me to focus on him right now, in this moment.  i need to focus on where he has me RIGHT NOW.  if i am open and willing, he can use me right where i'm at.  i don't have to be married, live in another country, be a teacher, or in a titled ministry to be used by the Lord.  i am first and foremost a disciple before i am anything else.  as i go along and may obtain new titles in my life, i want this to always be my first and foremost title, a disciple of Christ.  He will equip me for the challenges that will come along the way.

lately, i have been so eager and anxious for things that my future may hold.  i know though that the Lord's timing is perfect and that his timing is a protection to me.  he meets me in the present moment, right where i'm at, so why am i so eager to know what my future will hold if He is here with my right now?  if i only ask, He will refresh me in the light of His presence.  i want to enjoy him every moment, not spend my life being anxious for the "next step."  He is with me and watches over me wherever i go.

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."  Isaiah 55:8-9

i have tasted and seen that the Lord is good!  i get to experience his living presence every moment of everyday.  he has given me a inheritance and a promise.  the longer i walk with the Lord, the more i see his goodness.  it is so easy to doubt his goodness when we face trials and adversity.  his ways are mysterious to us, so why do we try to understand if it isn't even possible?  his ways and thoughts are higher than our ways.  why do we even try to fathom his ways?  let's learn to enjoy him and experience his goodness at all times. 

12 comments:

  1. this was beautiful jessi. have faith and trust in him. continue to move forward and he will guide your way. wishing you a wonderful day.
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  2. Oh goodness, this is sooo true. God's plans for us are so much greater than our own! If we can just truly surrender to Him and His timing, we will be so much better for it. Thanks for sharing such a lovely and well written thought!

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  3. What great faith you have - so good of you to be so open and honest about your life. Shows what a beautiful person you are xx

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  4. Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog!
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    Stella from a A Shiny Place

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    1. you're most certainly welcome Stella! :)

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  5. Amen! these are sweet words that I also needed to hear. We become so worry and busy with our everyday lives that we forget that The Lord has our future in his hands. :)

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  6. i love this! SO much TRUTH!!! Yummy :)

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