There are moments in life when we want to do things our own way without
first seeking the Lord for His will to lead us and His direction to guide
us. We are to remember that God's ways are much higher and better than
ours can ever be and He knows what we should do and when it should be done.
We should never believe the lie that we are self-sufficient and all knowing
because God knows the end result of the road that we are traveling on
whereas we do not. He knows when we should stop, change direction or move
forward and has promised to direct the lives of those who trust in and lean
on Him all the days of their lives. (Ezekiel 28:2-10) (Isaiah 55:8-11)
Be encouraged to seek the will of God for your life in all areas and do not
trust in your wisdom, but trust in the wisdom of the One who declares the
end from the beginning, the all knowing, all powerful, Almighty God who
loves you with an everlasting love. (Jeremiah 33:3) (Isaiah 46:9-13)
I hope you are encouraged by today's message to rest in God's wisdom and
strength and know that with Him beside you every perfect and straight path
will lay ahead of you.
WAITING FOR THE WIND
My nephew's 10 year old son came for a visit one hot, July weekend. I was
enticing him to stay inside by joining him in a Nintendo game. After being
mercilessly defeated by a more experienced player, I suggested that we
relax awhile. I collapsed into my favorite recliner to let my neck muscles
relax and my ego recover from such a beating. He had slipped out of the
room and I was catching a few relished moments of peace and quiet.
"Look, Alice," he said enthusiastically as he ran over to the chair where
I was recovering.
"I found a kite. Could we go outside and fly it?" Glancing out a nearby
window, I noticed there was not a breeze stirring. "I'm sorry, Tripper," I
said, sad to see his disappointed eyes, but thankful for the respite from
more activity. "The wind is not blowing today. The kite won't fly." The
determined 10 year old replied. "I think it's windy enough. I can get it
to fly," he answered, as he hurried out the back door.
I peeked through the slats in the Venetian blinds to watch determination
in action. Up and down the yard he ran, pulling the kite attached to a
small length of string. The plastic kite, proudly displaying a picture of
Batman, remained about shoulder level. He ran back and forth, as hard as
his ten year old legs would carry him, looking back hopefully at the kite
After about ten minutes of unsuccessful determination, he came back in. I
asked, "How did it go?" "Fine," he said, not wanting to admit defeat. "I
got it to fly some."
As he walked past me to return the kite to the closet shelf, I heard him
say under his breath, "I guess I'll have to wait for the wind." At that
moment I heard another Voice speak to my heart. "Alice, sometimes you are
just like that. You want to do it your way instead of waiting for the Wind."
And the voice was right. How easy it is to use our own efforts to
accomplish what we want to do. We wait for the Wind only after we have
done all we can and have exhausted our own strength. We must learn how to
rely on Him in the first place!
Be encouraged to seek the Lord in every important decision that you make.
Do not allow pride or arrogance to keep you from bending your knee and
asking the Lord to direct your steps. The Bible declares in Psalm 37:23
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord and He delighteth in his
way." It is the Lord's pleasure to bless, prosperous and lead us onto the
best path for our life, but we must be willing to allow Him to take control
and lead as He sees fit. We read in Isaiah 1:19 "If ye be willing and
obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land." We must heed the voice of
God and know that His ways are much higher and better than ours can never
be and He knows in which direction our life should head. Trust Him, seek
Him, and allow the Spirit of the Lord to be the Wind which takes you to
heights that you have never reached before. (1 Peter 5:5-11) (1 Cor. 2:9)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Isaiah 55:6-7 "Seek ye the LORD while He may be found, call ye upon Him
while He is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man
his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have mercy upon
him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon."
Isaiah 30:21 "And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is
the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to
Isaiah 55:8-9 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways
my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so
are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts."
Psalm 139:1-6 "O LORD, Thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest
my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou understandest my thought afar off.
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my
ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, Thou knowest
it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid Thine hand
upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot
attain unto it."
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry