Get Out of the Way…

Proverbs 3:5-6

New International Version (NIV)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

Good morning, Beautiful Lights of God:

Today’s message came to me yesterday. I was hesitant to share it, but the Holy Spirit quickly reminded me that I am a vessel and a messenger, but I am NOT the creator of the message.

Here is the message…

So many times we get in the way. We get in God’s way and also we get in our own way.

I will explain. There are times when we see a problem or a situation that needs to be fixed or addressed. God will clearly tell us to leave the situation alone, but for some strange reason, we believe that we are better decision makers than God. God will graciously  move out of the way and let us handle it the best way our limited minds’ thinks it should be handled.

The ending result is that we end up making things worse for ourselves and for the other person or situation. Now, when a problem arises,  the person you have “helped”  bypasses turning to God for help and now turns to you.

Consequently, instead of just one person being out of order, there are two people out of order. We must be sensitive to the leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit.

Yes, God uses us every day to bless and encourage others, but there are also those days when God clearly says, “BE STILL, GET OUT OF THE WAY, I’VE GOT THIS.”

I am reminded of the conversation that Job had with God, when he was going through so much suffering. He was telling God how he believed things should be handled. I recommend that you read Job 38 in its entirety. Below is an excerpt.

Here is God’s response to Job:

Job 38:1-13

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The Lord Speaks

38 Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said:

“Who is this that obscures my plans
    with words without knowledge?
Brace yourself like a man;
    I will question you,
    and you shall answer me.

4 “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
    Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
    Who stretched a measuring line across it?
On what were its footings set,
    or who laid its cornerstone—
while the morning stars sang together
    and all the angels shouted for joy?

“Who shut up the sea behind doors
    when it burst forth from the womb,
when I made the clouds its garment
    and wrapped it in thick darkness,
10 when I fixed limits for it
    and set its doors and bars in place,
11 when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;
    here is where your proud waves halt’?

12 “Have you ever given orders to the morning,
    or shown the dawn its place,
13 that it might take the earth by the edges
    and shake the wicked out of it?

Sometimes we have to pray the Lord’s Prayer before we make a major decision. Especially, “…Your will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven…”

Be blessed today, but more important, be obedient.

I love you with an AMAZING Love. Nothing you do will ever change that.

Rev. Marcia Davis

The worship video today is performed by Jason Nelson and is entitled, “I Am.”

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