Earlier today I flipped open my Bible to the Psalms thinking I might find some comfort. Here are the first words I laid eyes on…
But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.
I smiled because, YES, indeed, He does. I don’t know what lies ahead, I only know that He will do as He pleases, and I will continue to praise Him. My husband and I made some rather large decisions lately concerning future ministry, and we’ve decided comfort can lead to complacency and that’s the last thing we want. We’re ready for all God pleases in our lives even if it means stepping out of our comfort zone into new surroundings.
One definite requirement of a still life, where God is concerned, is going with the flow. My days of pleading for another path, another call, a better gift, are over. I’m ready to settle in to what I know I’ve been born to do and to do it with everything in me.
We tend to want better gifts, larger platforms, and life as we deem it, but God will do as He pleases and that should please us.
Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”
We love Him because He first loved us. (See 1 John 4:19) He deserves our hearts, souls, and minds. He deserves us to trust Him with every change in life.
Whatever He pleases, though it may not always be easy, I will trust.
If you’ve missed any part of my October series, The Struggle to Live a Still Life, click here and scroll down for previous posts.