Your Path of Purpose…

You will make known to me the path of life, in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.-Psalm 16_11

This morning, I reached for my phone and immediately went to my Bible App looking for the verse of the day. I have to say I’m not big on electronic Bibles. I don’t necessarily like using my phone or any other device. There’s something about tangibly turning pages that connects me to the written words. But, sometimes, one just needs a quick word of encouragement.

You will make known to me the path of life, in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.

-Psalm 16:11

Last week, I wrote to you about digging into the word of God more and how as a community of believers, I want us to do this together. I talked about October being the beginning of a series relating to purpose, and communicated that I want to know if you have questions or study suggestions relating to that theme as we move closer to that time. The response overwhelmed me.

I heard from some of you in the comment section of the blog, and received some beautiful heartfelt emails from others of you who are struggling with questions and difficult life situations. I’ve been praying for all of you and preparing to address  your thoughts in October.

I found it very timely for the above scripture to be today’s verse of the day. “You will make known to me the path of life…” As a body of believers, we must hold tightly to this. With everything we are we need to find hope in those words, refusing to give up when we feel lost. We often find ourselves searching for answers in the midst of hard battles and usually don’t know which way to go. That’s when the word of God takes over and breathes life into desolate circumstances.

Today, I want to encourage you with Psalm 16: 11 and remind you that the word of God is infallible. What is written in that book is truth in its purest form. God will make His path known to us when we seek Him with our whole hearts. It’s possible that we may not see with complete clarity along the way, but when we’ve arrived at our destination, and we will, His fingerprints will be all over the map of our land.

Friend, regardless of how you’re feeling today, seek His presence. You will find fullness of joy in that place. Seek His hand of direction over your life, there are pleasures there forevermore. The Psalms aren’t just sweet sayings meant to tickle your ears; they are words of life from the Father of love, light, and wholeness. Your path of purpose has been forged long before you arrived on this earth. Together, we will discover what this means throughout our October series.

Be encouraged today!

If you missed my post last week, you can find it here. If you have any questions or study topics to suggest, please leave a comment either here or on last week’s blog post. You can also email me at jen@jenniferkostick.com.

Be confident in His word. He will make your path known!

Love,

Jennifer

If You’re Searching for Comfort…

make a way where there is no way way_nToday, I opened my Bible and decided to study some scripture from the book of Zechariah. I know, I know… Who actually decides to read Zechariah? Well, it came to mind that I haven’t read that book in a very long time, and I wanted to seek out something different from the norm.

I’m searching for comfort, friends. And when I open up the Word, it doesn’t take long to find it.

When I was suffering infertility and pregnancy loss, I used to pray every day that God would make a way where there was no way. Those words became engrained in my being. It occurred to me that through this recent struggle of loss, I’ve forgotten what it means to pray that prayer. You see, I may have suffered a devastating event I cannot change, but that doesn’t mean God can’t make a way for something beautiful to happen through it. He can light a brand new path leading to an amazing plan that only He has the power to design.

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

-Romans 8:28

Zechariah is a book of prophecy. The purpose of this prophet was to minister to those living in Jerusalem who returned from exile in Babylon. He needed to let them know that they were still God’s covenant people.

In chapter three, there is a scripture that tells about the angel of the Lord admonishing Joshua. (Not the same Joshua from the book of Joshua.) Verse 7 says this:

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘If you will walk in My ways, and if you will keep My command, then you shall also judge My house, and likewise have charge of My courts; I will give you places to walk among these who stand here…”‘

-Zechariah 3:7

When I read the words, ” I will give you places to walk,” I immediately found the comfort I was looking for today.

If you, like me, are looking for some reassurance, then I have some encouragement for you:

We serve a God who specializes in making all things new. He is a God who makes the crooked ways straight and causes the blind to see. He can, and WILL, make a way where there is none. However, we have to continue to trust in Him, to keep His commandments. There are days when it won’t be easy, but it will always be worth it. Our prayers will never fall on deaf ears. They gust through the doors of heaven straight to the throne of the Almighty. He longs to work everything together for good. He has a plan, friend, and it is uniquely created for you alone.

Ask Him to make a way where there seems to be none, wait, and see what He does. The waiting is hard, but the outcome will be more than you could ever imagine.

He will give you places to walk! Why? Because we serve the God of the impossible…

Love,

Jennifer