Summary: If you are willing to seek God to be the source for the direction in your life, He won't let you down. He will keep His promises to you and He takes each one of His promises very seriously!
He's Preparing the Way!
Ephesians 2:7-10 MSG
7-10 Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
Im sure everyone has heard the old cliche, we sure were in the right place at the right time. Some call it destiny, some call it fate and they could be right. But for those of us who know Jesus as Lord and Saviour, we are well aware and know it could only be God.
Taking care of one of His own, going before them and preparing the way in advance. So just when they need it most, His Grace was already there, well able and ready to meet every need. Amen?
Years ago there was a hit country song called already there, it was by the group
Lone star and the chorus went like this;
I'm already there
Take a look around
I'm the sunshine in your hair
I'm the shadow on the ground
I'm the whisper in the wind
I'm your imaginary friend
And I know I'm in your prayers
Oh, I'm already there
And amazingly, that's how God is with each and everyone of us! Everywhere we go, He goes. Everywhere we are, that's where God is. Having already prepared the way for us to arrive at, without worry or care!
Deuteronomy 31:8 NKJ
8 And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”
If you are willing to seek God to be the source for the direction in your life, He won't let you down. He will keep His promises to you and He takes each one of His promises very seriously!
Psalms 121:1-8 NKJ
121 I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.
Illus. By Steven Grant
How Much is that?
Now Im sure you’ve heard the story that before Eve was created, God was talking with Adam. He said, “You really need a helper, don’t you?” And Adam answered, “Yeah, I really do.”
So God said, “What if I make a woman? She’ll be perfect for you. She’ll be beautiful. She’ll rub your back at night, & your feet in the morning. She’ll plop grapes into your mouth. She’ll prepare all your favorite meals without fail. She’ll clean up the kitchen & take care of the kids. You’ll never have to do a thing, just sit around & be the king of your household.”
Adam said, “Boy, that sounds great, but how much is this going to cost?” God said, “Well, it’s pretty expensive. It will cost you an arm & a leg.”
Adam thought for a moment & then asked, “How much can I get for a rib?...."
Isn't that just like human nature, always wanting the maximum benefits with the least amount of commitment?
At some point in your walk with God and your relationship with His Amazing Son Jesus,
You will come to realize. Just like any relationship goes, the more committed you are, the more you become aware of how committed God is!
Because as we read in psalms 121, God is and does all those things for all His children regardless. But it takes on a entirely different meaning, when you become aware that he wants to do them for you.
To be all in and committed for anything in life, doesn't happen all that much. For that matter, I don't think down thru the ages it has happened very many times either.