On the Road Again

On the Road Again

Often when we face adversity we quickly assume that God must not be in what we are doing, so we decide that He wants us to do something else. It is difficult to persevere, and easy to get comfortable putting off what we know we should be pursuing. When results do not come fast enough, we try to find other things to do. Questioning God instead of ourselves comes with ease. We presume His timing is not right rather than giving Him more time. Discouragement can lead to a diversion from our walk. The Spirit of God leads us to consider our ways so we get back by seeking the way of the Lord.

God told the exiles, through Haggai, to consider their own ways. They had returned to their homeland to rebuild the temple of the Lord 16 years earlier, but through the discouragement resulting from their enemies’ constant attacks, ceased construction. They occupied themselves with building their own house instead of the house of the Lord. The Hebrew meaning of “consider your ways” is to “get your heart on your ways” or “put your hearts on your road.” Jesus is the way and it’s in seeking Him that we remain strong in pursuing His will for our lives.

The Holy Spirit, with love and grace, helps us keep our focus on the King. He enables us to bounce back from discouragement, depression and despair. He turns our setbacks into comebacks and places us on the right tracks, from glory to glory!

Haggai 1:6 “You have sown much, and bring in little; You eat, but do not have enough; You drink, but you are not filled with drink; You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; And he who earns wages, Earns wages to put into a bag with holes.” Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Consider your ways!”

 

All Things Together!

All Things Together!

The power of God moves on everyone involved to accomplish His purpose when it’s His timing. God speaks to all who have a part to perform for the whole to be achieved. It’s important to know that whoever He leads us to speak to, or meet with, He has already prepared accordingly. Trusting that God works all things together for the good helps us walk with surety in our steps.

Considering the whole helps us handle our part, we depend upon the Lord working in every part even when we don’t know the specifics. A known expression is we can’t see the forest for the trees. We are stronger together. Counting on what only one tree can accomplish might bring fear, loneliness and doubt. Knowing we are part of the forest brings faith, unity and great expectations. One tree cannot be watered without it touching the other trees. We are planted in the Lord and cannot be transplanted into a place where He is not tending to our purpose.

Many times some things are not happening because God is working on areas that are unknown to us. What God is doing is not always obvious, but we can trust that it’s for the best in everyone’s circumstances. When we move on to something new, we can depend on what He has laid out for us. He has a way of putting things together that is amazing. Let us continue to take each step, holding His hand, from glory to glory!

Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

 

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