Monday, June 4, 2012

2 Kings 13:15-19

King James Version (KJV)
15 And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows.
16 And he said to the king of Israel, Put thine hand upon the bow. And he put his hand upon it: and Elisha put his hands upon the king's hands.
17 And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the Lord's deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed them.
18 And he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed.
19 And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.

Just Keep Going

Ever get directions while driving?  You're not sure where you're going.  The person you're riding with knows where to go.  You're coming up on a turn, so you start slowing just in case they say turn right, only to have them say at the last minute 'No, not here.  Keep going.'.  If you're as control-freakish as I am, it's a bit unnerving until you just relax and accept that they know where they're going and you just wait for directions.  You just keep going one way until they tell you to change.

Many times, our relationship with God can be tainted with 'control-freaky.'  We get so accustomed to choosing our own directions that when we're trying to follow Him, we get anxious at every turn and intersection, wanting to anticipate the next step.  

Unfortunately, when we do this, we miss the joy of the journey.  We make wrong turns or we spend the whole trip waiting for the next step instead of, pardon the cliche, enjoying the ride.

None of us have been here before in this life we're leading.  But God has.  He is everywhere at all time...the beginning, you're beginning and at our end.  When we yield our lives, we give permission for Him to set the direction, the tempo and the timing.

But oh, what we lose when we try to interpret or anticipate His direction.  Like Joash with Elisha in the reference above, we miss out on peace because we miss what God is trying to do through us by doing what we know instead of doing what was said.

So, dear one, just keep going.  Whatever the last thing was you heard from the Lord, keep doing that.  He hasn't forgotten you.  He hasn't left you.  Jesus promised that He would never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).  God is as true today in your life as He was the last time you saw Him move.

Whatever it is you're looking for...whatever it is you're believing for, and you know the Lord said 'yes,' then accept His yes.  He is not a man that He should lie (Numbers 23:19) so His answers are sure.

Just keep going.  Leave the accomplishment to Him.

Philippians 4:4-9

King James Version (KJV)
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

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