Sunday, February 3, 2013

Do You Know What You're Getting Yourself Into?

I heard this song on Friday.  And it spoke so desperately to my heart.  Did I know what I was getting into on this journey of mine?  Ummm...that would be a rather LARGE No!! Would I have had the understanding, the knowledge, to see past the right now to get to the end result?  Absolutely not.  Why did I say ok?  Because at that point, I would have done anything God said to have Him lessen the pain.  Did He? No.  It got worse, but His strength in me grew stronger.  And these mountains, He is teaching me how to not only face them, but overcome them, instead of walking them, over and over and over......When I said yes, He made a covenant with me.  And as much as He expects me to be obedient and hold up my end, He has a part too!  God is faithful!  He isn't just saying ok, go out there and get this done, see ya' at the pearly gates!!  NO!!  He's saying obey Me, follow my direction, call to Me, seek Me, and when you do this I WILL BE FOUND (Jeremiah 29:13).  It's not a secret.  Not a mystery.  Not a maybe or perhaps I will, but I WILL. What else does He say??

I will NEVER leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5)
I know the plans I have for you (Jeremiah 29:11)
The Lord goes before you (Deut. 31:8)
I WILL see the goodness of the Lord in the Land of the Living (Psalm 27:13)
I WILL fight for you (Exodus 14:14)
NOTHING can seperate us from the love of Christ (Romans 8:39)

Promise after promise.  I'm not thinking I have ever seen anything in the Bible saying MAYBE concerning the promises of God.  So did I know what I was getting into? No.  But let me tell you what I am right in the middle of.....the hardest most amazing journey of my life....with God and ALL His promises right by my side.  His Strength, His salvation, His deliverance, His Shield, His fortress, His grace, His mercy, His protection, His faithfulness....and more than I can even begin to type....but mostly HIS LOVE.  And it's His love for ME and for YOU that sent Him on His journey to the cross....that's what we are getting into when He calls us.  A love so great that it suffered death and hell to make sure we would never be apart from Him.  If He loves that much, how can we ever doubt anything but His best? Even on the hard days, even when it hurts, even when we don't understand...His love NEVER fails. 

1 comment:

  1. I love the fact that even though our circumstances are likely much different, when you get down to it, following God looks a lot the same, and requires similar things from us. Thank you for sharing!