While studying the 13th chapter of Matthew this morning about the leaven the woman took and hid in the meal and then the parable of the mustard seed, I am immediately reminded of the smallness and least visible ideas of these stories. But the full fruition comes about in God’s own time. This also applies to anything we may be working on and praying about! God, being omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent, is caring for all. We needn’t humanly outline or speculate or predict but leave the outcome to God. It will always be even better than we can ever envision.
2 Corinthians 4:18 states “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” My daily prayer is to listen more, worry less and trust God with my entire being.
While studying and praying this morning and feeling gratitude and love, had a brief conversation with someone and it didn’t fit my picture. Irritation came sneaking in when I was reminded of my recent prayer to see God in everything! Remembering that the carnal mind as mentioned in the Bible is very subtle and always out to steal our joy, I immediately smiled to myself and said “gotcha” knowing that was what it was. Vanity or emptiness certainly doesn’t come from God.
Psalm 105:4 states ” Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.” So thrilled that I caught it so soon thinking back over times when it may have taken me days to be that aware. Once again, I will practice seeing God in everything!
Today while sitting at my desk before my study and prayer work, I glance out the window and observe the gray and colorless morning. It seems to mirror how I feel. I think of all the cold and rainy days we have had recently when I remind myself in a couple of months, because of this weather our fields will be brilliant with bluebonnets and other colorful wildflowers. This is needed for the germination of these beauties.
Just recently did I take down all of the decorations in our home and there was color everywhere. For the last two months, we have had many family and friends come to visit and it has been such a wonderful time. Mentally, on my knees I ask for God’s forgiveness on His wisdom knowing I need this quiet time. Gratitude and humility replace a false depressing feeling in my heart! 2 Corinthians 4:17 reads “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” Thank you, Father, for today!
While sitting at my desk this morning and glancing out the windows at the various clouds, beautiful trees, numerous deer, I know that everything in God’s universe is in it’s perfect place and there is no randomness! I believe the same is true in my life. Everything and everyone is in my life for a reason and I can find out that reason when I give up human will and outlining and quieten worldly thoughts throughout the day.
It is so easy to get caught up in this world with the overstimulation of the human senses due to all of the technology surrounding us. We need to master it not vice versa. Let it serve us! Philippians 4:6 which is one of my favorite verses, states “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
As I pray for more understanding, it becomes clearer to me that does not mean intellectualizing, but softening of the heart and meekness and receptivity. To intellectualize often kills the Spirit and can never feel God’s Love. 2 Corinthians 4:6 states “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”
We are all one is brought to light as I realize there is no “us” and “them” ; only God’s creation, which is very Good.
Merry Christmas to all and Peace on earth and Good Will toward men!