Wednesday, July 27, 2016

what's it all about?

1 Corinthians 1

27 God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise.

And He chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful.

28 God chose things despised by the world,

things counted as nothing at all,

and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important.

In my life, I have seen God choose to use regular & ordinary people in powerful & astounding ways.

I've seen Him do things through me more than once that I know HAD to be as a result of His power because, let's face it, I ain't that smart, clever, or that well put together.

What it all comes down to is God's favor.

One thing I have noticed about God's favor is that it seems to operate more often in the lives of people who OBEY Him.

That seems to be a recurring theme in the lives of people who seem to have a lot of God's favor – obedience.

We tend to need to know the who, what, where, when, & how before we venture out into situations God seems to be guiding us.

Maybe if we just said, “Yes, Lord...” more, & spent less time wanting to know all the details, maybe we would see more of the Lord's favor in our lives & actions?

I'm not suggesting that we run higgledy-piggledy through life, without testing to see if what we think God wants us to be & do is authentic & not just a passing thought.

But at the same time, there is a point when we all come to know what it is God is leading us to be & do – it's at that point we need to obey, even though we may not have all the answers to the who, what, where, when, & how.

The thing is, we may never know the answers to all those questions. We may just be called upon by God to simply be & do what He leads us to be & do.

Sometimes, I think He just wants us to shut up our questions & do what He says.

And sometimes I wonder if our asking the questions isn't about making sure we're on the right track & more about how little we really trust Him in a given situation.

Did that last statement skewer you as much as it did me?

It's all about God's favor.

And the way God's favor settles on us is if we obey Him, regardless.

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