Sunday, August 14, 2011

Does GOD Have Something For You?

Before I start this post I would like to thank Pam from http://2encourage.blogspot.com/ for featuring my blog this week. I'm not sure what God has for me to write so we will just have to find out together!

Today didn't start off as I had planned. This being Sunday I was expecting it to be something more than it was. You know how it is...

On Saturday you go to bed thinking you will get up in the morning, have some coffee, go to church and get all your inspiration...encouragement...just plain, good time feelings for the week!  Doesn't always happen like that though. For me...

I woke up with a migraine, had to iron something to wear, and didn't have any coffee!! Should of known right away that something was off. I haven't had a migraine in sooooo long I can't even remember when the last time was. I get too church and all is good until  worship started...it was really loud and I only knew one of the songs! Then when Pastor got up and started talking I knew almost immediately it was something I didn't want to hear. Not that it was a subject that I disagree with...just a subject that is hard for me for so many reasons. But...God is good. At the end of the service someone prayed with me and things were better. The funny thing about all of this is that we have two services...I stayed for the second as well! I kept thinking I should leave but God kept saying...you need to stay. In the past I have left when I knew I should stay and just had to turn around and go back, so...today I stayed! What he talked about still wasn't working for me but I know that someday it will.

Sometimes it's just hard to get yourself out of old mindsets...no matter how much you want too! I know that the Lord will help us to change our way of thinking if we will allow Him to. Sometimes, I think God wants us to hear things that make us uncomfortable just so He can get us thinking about it more. The more you think about something, the more curious you are about it...the more you want to find out about it. For me it raises as many questions as it does doubts when it's a subject I'm not real comfortable with.

 I know that God only wants what is best for us. He wants us to have all the good things He has to give us. Is there something you know that God has for you to experience that maybe is just hard for you? Some gift that He wants to give you that you might think you just aren't good enough to deserve? If there is I can only tell you what I know God is telling me...

Get your bible and read it. Ask Him to help you deal with whatever the problem is so you can open your mind and your soul to what ever change He is trying to make in you.

Ephesians 3:14-20
Amplified Bible (AMP)
For this reason (seeing the greatness of this plan by which you are built together in Christ], I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

For Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named [that Father from Whom all fatherhood takes its title and derives its name].

May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality].

May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love,

That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God's devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it];

[That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!

Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]

 

9 comments:

Desiray said...

I am so glad you stayed at church and went sometimes our mindset does get in the way and when we are feeling bad to tend to stay home...Glad you did not miss out what God had for you today.

Pam said...

Usually when I don't want to attend something but go because I feel I should, there is a blessing that I would have missed had I not attended.
I love the scripture you chose from Ephesians 3. It is a prayer I often pray for my grown children.
Blessings!
Pam at www.2encourage.blogspot.com

My daily walk in His grace! said...

HI Chelle - often times when I don't feel like going, or my husband and I get into an argument, then I know the Lord has something for me at church and the devil wants me to miss it! I don't always co-operate, but when I do, I'm so glad that I did. Great encouragement Chelle.
God bless
Tracy

Denise said...

I am so glad you were blessed by the service Chelle; God had something very important and special to say to you for sure. :) We are all blessed when we open our eyes and our ears to what He has to show us what He wants us to hear.....

I hope you are feeling better; good luck today! :)

Denise

Stella said...

Thank you, Chelle! I can certainly relate to being reluctant to do something and then it turns out to be a blessing. One of our priests often says that he likes it better when people say that his sermon made them uncomfortable, rather than when they just say it was "good." You are right. When things make us think, then we grow!
God bless!
Stella

Kristin Bridgman said...

I can also relate. Many times I have been reluctant to something He is prodding me to do, but when I have gone forward and followed through , always blessings on the other side. . .or blessings as I'm going through.
Good for you for going on. I have stayed home because of migraines and wondered what blessing I might have missed.
Hope you are feeling well and that the rest of this week is filled with blessings! :)

Lisa said...

I can relate to mornings like that, Chelle. And like others have said, usually when I'm feeling that way, God has something big in store. And the enemy knows that, so he tries to keep me down and wrapped in self. God does have something for you!

Carole in the Faith Lounge said...

Praise the Lord, Chelle, this post was spot on.

After reading your post and many of the comments, I realise I am not the only Christian who goes through the same quandry. That of sensing God's gentle promptings to do something specific, but delaying any action until we are ready or have more confidence.

You are so right, God only wants what is best for us and He sure does wants us to have ALL the good things He has to give us.

We have to ensure that the plans of the enemy, who will try every trick in the book, to prevent us getting the Word or instruction, that God wants to give us for that day, comes to nought.

Have a blessed week and thank you for refreshing me today.

Reformed rebel said...

Hi Desiray~Thanks for the encouraging words. I appreciate you.

Pam~That's a great prayer to pray for your kids! Thanks for sharing that!

Tracy~Thanks for always coming by and sharing your thoughts. I love them.

Denise~Thank you. The doc's report was great!

Stella~I have heard it said that uncomfortable is good by many priests and pastors. Means they are doing their jobs. Growth is good!

Kristin~I find I get a lot of prodding lately! Thank you.

Lisa~You are right. He does have something. I feel I am the one that is holding it back! Thanks for your encouragement.

Carole~Thanks for your good words. I always enjoy what you have to share with me.

You are all a great encouragement to me and I value what you have to say. Thank you.