Friday, April 1, 2011

Be Prepared

The eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him. 2 Chron. 16:9

Mary’s response to the annunciation (see Luke 1:46-55) is one of joy, humility and surrender. She does not dwell on the problems she will face as an unwed mother. Instead, her song focuses on what God has done for her. Clearly, she has practiced trusting God with the big events of her life while exercising obedience in her daily life. Therefore, when God calls, she is ready.

Most successful people testify that there’s no substitute for being ready when opportunity knocks. If our heart’s desire is for a fruitful life, the first lesson we must learn is to be occupied with our part and trust God with His. God doesn’t ask us to bring about the opportunities. That’s His department, and He’s very good at it. Instead, He looks for people who are surrendered to Him. If we practice trust and obedience in the simple, day-to-day activities that make up our lives, we’ll be ready when God presents a new phase of ministry. We can trust Him to bring it to pass.

Lord, forgive me for the times I’ve worried about Your design for my life, while neglecting the simple things You’ve asked me to do. Thank You that You are able to prepare me perfectly for Your plans for me.


6 comments:

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    www.Mikey-thesinglemom.blogspot.com

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  2. You're so right...we're often looking for the big life-shaking endeavor, when really...He's asking us to be faithful in the "simple things (He's) asked (us) to do"...

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  4. Once I learned to look for His perfect will in my life and not mine, my life blossomed -- my husband's too. We sort of made this journey together. We are both second spouses for one another. I thought I was a Christian, but in fact, was not. He is a jew (always will be), but converted in January 2010. How powerful that journey has been. I never wanted His will because somehow I always thought I knew best (can you believe my arrogance?). Once I surrendered, my writing career EXPLODED! I am busy with new clients and opportunities all the time. I never dreamed it could be like this. But ya know what? If He told me to quit for some reason, I would walk away from it without a tear and without looking back. Thank you for this blog!

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  5. Oh gosh, I can so relate to thinking I know best! That seems to be the human condition, lol! It's beautiful to read about your story! Blessings,
    Lisa

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