Not knowing where to go

Not knowing where to go?
Not knowing where to go?

I’ve been lost here for so long but thanks God I was able to share you a quick post today while I was taking a short afternoon break here in the office.

Have you ever experience facing a lot of options, choices and decisions yet you don’t have any idea which direction to take? You know you want to move in the direction God is leading, but the problem is you don’t know which direction that is. You’re floundering, not knowing where to go, what to do, or how to do it. You can’t see what the outcome of each choice will be and many factors have to be considered in making each single decision.

I was reminded recently of the verse, “Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart.” It led me to meditate on the wisdom of waiting for God, rather than making decisions when we can’t see clearly ahead.

I’m sure you can think of times in your life when you had to make a certain decision but you couldn’t seem to get any answers; but when you waited in prayer and with faith, trusting God to come through for you, He eventually made the way clear and you were glad you’d waited and trusted.

Waiting is an important element of the faith life. It’s not easy, but it’s part of the process that God uses to instruct us, teach us patience, build our character, and draw us closer to Him. The next time you’re in a holding pattern or in waiting mode, be encouraged. God will always make a clear way to our life if we just waited and trusted Him!

Scriptures that will help you today:

Hebrews 10:23 (NKJV) Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

Romans 8:25 (NKJV) But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

James 5:7-8 (NKJV) Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Shalom!

I have to get back to work again.

 

Your sweetest Melody,

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Psalm 23:6 (Short Devotion)

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Surely goodness and mercy shall  follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. – Psalm 23:6

God’s mercy is manifest in the life of David. Even though he was a “man after God’s own heart,” David knew the level of God’s mercy.

Today’s devotion shows me another God’s character, showing His total provision for us. Psalm 23 shows us that mercy follows us all the days of our lives. As we journey through this life, we all have a tendency to fail, to be confused, to fall short. But as Psalm 94:18 points out, When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When we fall, His mercy is there –it follows us and holds us up!

No matter what the circumstances, no matter what the cause, if we are pursuing God’s will for our lives, His mercy will follow us all the days of our lives so when we do fall, it will hold us up!

Father, Your Mercy is unsearchable, yet such a treasured gift! There are so many times I fall short of your glory, at hindi ko nasusunod yung mga naisin Mo para sa akin yet, Your Mercy is there to hold me up and set me back on my journey. Thank you for showing me Mercy when I deserve it the least, and thank You for reminding me that Mercy has everything to do with You, nothing whatsoever to do with me, what I do, where I go, or who I am, for I am nothing, absolutely nothing without You!

Father God, be exalted above the Heaven and earth! For Your mercy is great and incomparable. Thank you for pursuing me, chasing me and following me through Your goodness and mercy. You are the God who is not hard to find. Don’t give up on me until the day that I will dwell in You forever. In Jesus Name Amen.

 

Your sweetest Melody, ❤

Set your heart and mind on things above

This was my devotional note last September 10, 2014 and it reminded me again. That’s why I love to write whenever the Lord speaks to me.

Scripture:

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. – Colossians 3:1-2

Reflection:

In our new life, transformed by Jesus, it is His Spirit who gives the direction to “continue straight” or “turn right now.”  It is His Spirit who empowers us to continue on and complete the journey. When we make the wrong turn, accidentally or on purpose, the Spirit can change the route to get us back on the right path.

Make up our mind to follow hard after Jesus. If we do that, we will always be headed in the right direction for the right reasons.

Prayer:

Father, earthly things distract me. They are shiny and tempting. They cause my mind and heart to take wrong exits and stay too long at rest stops. Forgive me. I can’t make this journey on my own. Capture my mind and heart for Jesus. Help me to keep in step with His Spirit. In Jesus’ name. Amen.