Hello everyone! Welcome today, to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that your week is off to a great start and that you will truly find God to be everything you need…as you walk through each day of this week with Him!
You know…I have found lately that it’s so easy to get caught up, into depending on the things of this world, to make it through the difficult times we face. One night, as I was spending some quiet moments alone with God, I began to talk with Him about the books that He has blessed me with. There were two things that I asked Him…the first, was that He would lead those to the books; that could truly use the words of hope that He had first given to me and the second thing I mentioned, was for Him to bless this ministry through the books; that we could use the royalty money, to reach out and help others in need. When a person hears a prayer like this; they would probably see nothing wrong with these words; but you know…recently God opened my eyes to something…and that is that we can become so drawn into money and how we think God will provide; that we forget that He is a God who holds all resources within His mighty hands…a God that we should never place limitations on, when it comes to providing for our needs.
As I was thinking about all that He had placed upon my heart; I began to wonder…how will we ever learn to totally lean on God and look for His ways to be accomplished within our lives, when we are completely bypassing a God, who can go above and beyond, what we could ever imagine or think.
Here…we have a God who created us; but yet we don’t trust His ways…as a means of caring for us? I have found that when we lean on other things and our own ideas, of how life should work out; then overtime, we find that they become our god, rather than allowing the true and living God to work within our lives.
For the past 5 years, my husband and I have been helping someone internationally. One thing I never expected to have happened in my life; is to grow so much through this time of giving. I have come to see what I need and what I don’t need and I have found that I have learned to lean on God…for only one day at a time. This time of giving for me has actually taught me so much and has caused me to lean on a God, who will always care for me.
Today we need to ask ourselves this question…why would God create us…only to abandon us and never care for us? We need to realize that His ways aren’t always what we expect them to be. We just need to come to the place in our lives, where we quit looking for Him to work according to our thoughts and ideas and just know that He will never let us down.
My life has become richer over these past 5 years and even my lifestyle has changed because I am totally learning to lean on God, rather than myself. No matter how bleak life may seem…or no matter what obstacle may enter our paths…there is a God, who can go way above these moments, to care for the one He loves.
Blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…