The above is the subject of conversation today and one hears it discussed everywhere. As I pray about this, I ask where do I seem to put up a wall in my thinking? The word “exclusion” comes to thought as I think about neighborhoods, Churches, government, etc. It appears people have an “us and them” attitude about much. God loves all men, even though He may not approve of their actions. In studying the Bible when Nehemiah builds the wall around Jerusalem, it is accomplished against all odds and then In Hebrews 11:30, it states “By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days.” These say to me that there is nothing to stop a God-ordained idea whether it is building or tearing down, but human will and pride have to be removed first and just listening for Divine Guidance is imperative. Today I will question the walls I entertain in my thinking.
When talking with a sculptor once, he told me the perfect idea of the piece was always there and it was revealed as he sculpted away all the excess that didn’t belong. Isn’t that the very same with man? God’s perfect child is always there, but sometimes certain ungodlike traits need to be corrected and released.
Romans 8:28 reads, “We are assured and know that God being a partner in their labor all things work together and are fitting into a plan for good to and for those who love God and are called according to His design and purpose.” Understanding the Divine is always available to us as we approach God with gratitude and humility and expectance! As we realize our perfection more, we are able to see it in others.
While reading of the future predictions of world affairs, it is tempting to become worried. The temptation is that there is something larger than God and can look hopeless. Then, I was led to re-read a paragraph from an article that states, “When the heart yearns for divine Love’s guidance, we can be assured of being gently directed to where we need to be, and when we need to be there. Spiritual growth accompanies all of our desires Spiritward, and divine inspiration never leaves us in a rut or treading endlessly through old ways of thinking.”
Once again, I was reminded that “Perfect love cast out fear.” Also, a promise from Isaiah 41:10 was so reassuring which reads, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Once again, I will ask God to reveal what I am to know and trust Him in everything.