You Asked For It
When you ask God for something, especially not materialistic but something that would build character, expect him to teach you about it, how to get it and how to control it, and not simply hand it to you. Though ministry is fine and serving the Lord is a wonderful thing, in my opinion it is not as fulfilling as having a relationship with Christ. Knowing him intimately, understanding who he is and diving into the deep with him. It is with this mindset that I seek him out more and in doing so, ask him earlier on this week to give me wisdom, “Teach me how to be wise Father.” Was it the best prayer? Despite all the challenges now, I will say it was but oh boy.
From the very morning I prayed such a prayer, the testing began. Though, I have made it thus far, this morning I had to deal with a little challenge where the flesh, the natural man wanted to jump out of me. Have you ever found yourself dancing between doing something and not doing something? If done, the flesh would feel accomplished but God won’t and in wanting to please God you begin to dance out of rage. That was me as soon as I saw what I did this morning. Oh but I prayed for wisdom and in the testing is where my victory lies. Will I give up the fight? No I will not because a heart like Gods’ is what I seek after. Philippians 2:5 – Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.
Would Christ jump out himself and displease God? No and so neither will I. Proverbs 11:12 – He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace. The word of God is a guide to a Godly and moral lifestyle. One filled with the characteristic of Jesus Christ. So though my heart is burdened, I lift my hands and say thank you Lord for teaching me to be more like you. Thank you for wisdom. I encourage you to press in and even when you are faced with the challenges when you ask God for something, DO NOT give in because a better you is coming.
Posted on May 3, 2014, in On Christianity, On Circumstances, On Lifestyle, On Loving Others, thoughts and tagged building character, christianity, Daily Digest, Everyday Living | Tagged Arise woman, lifestyle, peace, pleasing God, self improvement, walking with God. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.