So, are you dying to read this??
Been waiting with bated breath since my little teaser??
I’m so excited I can’t stand it!
I just love it when God shows me things!
I think it’s the neatest thing in the world. It gives me such joy!
I want that for everyone! There’s nothing better, in my opinion!
If you’ve been following my blog, you know that God has been “schoolin” me on the subject of little. (If you want to catch up, just read little…its big and little teaser.) Well, here’s what’s been happening lately.
Saturday – more thoughts on little in my quiet time. My Bible reading had the stories of the lost sheep and coin – after I’d posted “little…it’s big”! My prayer: “God, continue the purifying and refining process!” Then came Sunday.
God brought it to me at church!
Poor Tim probably thought I was loosing my marbles!
I laughed out loud and whispered “YES!” as God brought point. after. point. home to me.
(I don’t think I was tooo distracting to those around me :-))
1st – Worship songs. Singing along with gusto. Raising my hands. Praising God. Feelin’ good.
Till we started to sing “You use the weak to lead the strong.” hmmm. Then “Your grace is enough. Your grace is enough. Your grace is enough for me.” 1st WHAM-O: God asked me, “Really? Is My grace enough?”
I had to sit down! Yes, SIT. RIGHT. DOWN – in the middle of worship!
And I had to choose!
“Yes, Lord, Your grace is enough for me. Totally – nothing else.
Not publishing journals.
Not being “successful”.
You. Are. Enough.
And I Choose That Today.”
But God wasn’t finished.
2nd – Message: 2 Kings 5 – the story of Naaman, who was healed of his leprosy. WHAM-O #2!! God met me again through His Word!! I could write forever on what God showed me! But here are a few of the bullet points, courtesy of Tom Mullins, our founding pastor. (click the link if you want to listen to the message)
- God is always working even behind the scenes
- Naaman had to battle his logic. Logic said go to the most powerful person in the land (the king) for what he wanted, but that wasn’t God’s plan. The king couldn’t help Naaman at all.
- Naaman had to battle through the natural to get to the supernatural of what God wanted to do
- Naaman had expectations of how he wanted God to work – with pomp & circumstance – BIG!
- A servant girl told him where to go, and his servant encouraged him to keep dipping
- Naaman was willing to do the BIG things, but not the small
- THE KICKER for me – when I put my expectations on God I actually am limiting HIs work in my life! Because Naaman expected God to heal the way Naaman wanted, he initially wasn’t willing to do what God said, which kept the healing from taking place.
What a day! God answered my prayer about the refining process. And there’s even more to the story!!! But, because they say a good blog shouldn’t be tooo lengthy, and because I’m in the habit of reading aloud to the boys and stopping at a super exciting point… you’ll have to wait for the rest of the story. 🙂 It’s gonna be called little…it’s precious. Coming soon, I promise!
I hope you’re blessed!
And I hope you’re taking time to read God’s Word.
He’ll meet with you, I promise!
What’s He been showing you lately?