Here is a new song:
Thank You for Your favor. It surrounds me like a shield. As I take each ordered step. My feet You intentionally place. Step by step You lead me upon Your charted course. You have gone before to prepare the way
Any obstacle or delay. They have orchestrated purpose. So I must wait. To rush ahead is foolishness. Your timing is pristine. Take my hand Lord and help me find Your way. Each path is chosen and carefully planned
Don’t chafe, fret, or pine. All in time – My time – you will find perfect peace and rest
I love Ephesians 1:11. We can lean on it, stand in it, and embrace it with a believing heart. It says, “In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works ALL things according to the counsel of His will.”
It is His will that we walk in the fullness of His irrevocable gifts of joy, peace, and favor. Here is a question. Would you purposely cover over your treasures with dirt? I wouldn’t and I am sure you would not either.
Then why do we allow anything from the enemy to cast his dirt? Here is something to ponder that the Lord showed me last night. Anytime our flesh reacts it is deflecting us away from a hidden lie.
They were fiery darts that we allowed to penetrate, make our own, and parrot them with our mouths. They are buried in our unconscious. Fiery dart-lies are strategically designed to control.
When we react it is a blessing. The Lord has, at that moment, allowed us to recognize there is a hidden lie. If we stop and confess our pride-reaction as sin, His grace will be there to expose the lie so we can be set free. Ask Him: why did I react? What do I believe about myself right now?
Unforgiveness is direct disobedience to God’s command to forgive as we have been forgiven. Worry is direct disobedience rooted in unbelief that the Lord will take care of us. Disobedience is rooted in pride. Pride blocks grace.
Psalm 119:5-6 says, “Oh, that my ways were directed to keep Your statutes! Then I would not be ashamed, when I look into all Your commandments.”
Lord, I ask You to help us be sensitive to You. Help us to be aware of when You are exposing a hidden lie that has been buried to sabotage our faith. Help us to walk in humility with a ready heart of obedience to Your commands.