Are you ready? Ready for the unexpected, supernatural, awesome direction of the Lord today? Will you allow Him to be in total control? Are you listening for His voice to direct you?
I was reading in Romans 8:15-17 this morning. It’s always been a favorite passage, but I just loved how it’s written in the Message Bible:
“This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we’re certainly going to go through the good times with him!”
God has purpose for you and he has to break dread off you to do it. Did you hear that? Stop going through life afraid. Stop going through the motions of daily routine. Mix it with some Word and start out with some worship, be brave and make up your own song to the Lord.
That’s right, no one needs to hear it but you and God. The first time I did this, I was in the car on a trip and I began to sing a new song to the Lord. I began to laugh, but it wasn’t an embarrassed laugh, it was a joyful, playful laugh with my Father.
God wants you to take some risk in life and not play it safe all the time. The only thing safe about serving the Lord is knowing we will dwell in the safety of His arms. It doesn’t mean we won’t do some free falling, but as the mother eagle swoops down and saves the eaglet until he can fly on his own, so our Father will swoop down to rescue us until we get our faith muscle built up and learn to trust in him completely.
How can you hear his direction if you don’t take the time to turn off the noises and sit with him. Turn off your phone, your ipad, your laptop, even your music and sit with your bible, pen and paper in the presence of the best friend you’ll ever have. If you set apart time for Him each and everyday, you’ll find yourself on the ride of your life.
Romans 8:26-28, “Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”