Happy Sunday! I'm here in Branson, Missouri sitting at Starbucks! Truly grateful for the Mocha Frapp & the jazz music in the background. I didn't get posted yesterday because I was helping my Dad Bush-hog - Hot sweaty work & I love it. So my Scripture this month has everything to do with fully believing in who God truly is and how that leads to a life of worship. Psalm 116:1-2 AMP says, "I love the LORD, because He hears [and continues to hear] my voice and my supplications (my pleas, my cries, my specific needs). Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call on Him as long as I live.
Do you truly believe that He hears you? I think that one of the reasons most people are unsure is because it's easy to do one of two things. First, you can literally just not "see" how and where God is working. This is easily remedied by first truly wanting to be aware and then of course, asking God to open your eyes to recognize where He is working. The second, which is "expectation", I personally think is much more dangerous. How do I know? It was me. Based on our limited viewpoint of any given situation, we have already worked out in our head exactly how we think God will and should answer us and the reality is this... we are NOT God. We do not know the in's and out's of everything, nor does our way always lead to where God wants us to go. The funny thing about expectation is that it usually spins our emotions WAY out of control. So much so, that we are literally blinded to what is actually happening. We place so many expectations on people, places and things that when things fail to live up to our expectations, it can truly stunt spiritual growth or worse yet - lead you farther away from God. What can you have expectation of? HIM! His faithfulness. His love. His plan. When you trust God fully, regardless of what you see, hear, think and feel, life becomes so much more livable.
He hears you.
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