Every year is a fresh start to focus on those resolutions one has made. How committed are you to your goals? Are you serious about dropping some weight? Are you truly ready to change your life for the better? Looking to save money? Seeking to pay off some debt? How about your spiritual life? Where do you feel you stand in relation to the nature and being of a Sovereign God? Today, reading through My Utmost for His Highest, we read the following:
Have you ever “gone out” in this way? If so, there is no logical answer possible when anyone asks you what you are doing. One of the most difficult questions to answer in Christian work is, “What do you expect to do?”You don’t know what you are going to do. The only thing you know is that God knows what He is doing. Continually examine your attitude toward God to see if you are willing to “go out” in every area of your life, trusting in God entirely. It is this attitude that keeps you in constant wonder, because you don’t know what God is going to do next. Each morning as you wake, there is a new opportunity to “go out,” building your confidence in God. “. . . do not worry about your life . . . nor about the body . . .” (Luke 12:22). In other words, don’t worry about the things that concerned you before you did “go out.”
Have you been asking God what He is going to do? He will never tell you. God does not tell you what He is going to do— He reveals to you who He is. Do you believe in a miracle-working God, and will you “go out” in complete surrender to Him until you are not surprised one iota by anything He does?
Believe God is always the God you know Him to be when you are nearest to Him. Then think how unnecessary and disrespectful worry is! Let the attitude of your life be a continual willingness to “go out” in dependence upon God, and your life will have a sacred and inexpressible charm about it that is very satisfying to Jesus. You must learn to “go out” through your convictions, creeds, or experiences until you come to the point in your faith where there is nothing between yourself and God.
As we begin the new year, how many of you are committed to go without believing that our Father in heaven has a divine plan for you and your life? How often have you sought the will of God in your own life during the previous year? Where is your spiritual appetite at right at this moment? If anything that needs to change in our lives, it ought to first reflect on how our relationship with the Almighty is. If there is no relationship, then we must ask ourselves what is preventing that relationship from being cultivated? If we have had a relationship in the past but have long since abandoned our faith and hope that lies within Jesus Christ, then what stands in our way to return back to that faith? This is the heart of faith – we do not know of our own selves what this new year has in store for us. What we do know is that our Father is omniscient and knows all things beforehand. We must decide whether or not to rest in His sovereign will and walk in His divine counsel for our lives each and every day. Are you willing to make the commitment to seek after the will and purpose of God for your own life each and every day of this new year?
- Will You Go Out Without Knowing? (lacykitkat.wordpress.com)
- Will You Go Out Without Knowing? (wholovesya7.com)
- An Example of Faith (sandguppy.wordpress.com)
- Got Faith? Show it! (wordpawar.wordpress.com)
- I Love you Jesus (worksbyjjchristianblogs.wordpress.com)
- Get Rid of the Clutter for 2014! (gailrobinw.wordpress.com)
- Prayer – Is God asleep? (afruitinseason.wordpress.com)