Dear Warrior for Christ,
“”And now, the Master, GOD, sends me and his Spirit with this Message from GOD your Redeemer, The Holy of Israel: “I am GOD, your God, who teaches you how to live right and well. I show you what to do, where to go. If you had listened all along to what I told you, your life would have flowed full like a river, blessings rolling in like waves from the sea. Children and grandchildren are like sand, your progeny like grains of sand. There would be no end of them, no danger of losing touch with me.””
Isaiah 48:17-19 MSG
I think it is so interesting that we often question why things happen one way or another and we wish for our own desires to be brought to fruition. In this passage, our Heavenly Father makes it clear that if we were to always follow His plans, His direction, and His faithful hand then we would see such fruitfulness abounding in our lives. This passage narrows it down for us and really emphasizes the fact that we must lean into Him. It is only when we turn away from God, even in the slightest way, that we develop our own self-driven ideas and ambitions versus being Kingdom driven in our thought process and perspective. Yes, we experience maturation and such spiritual growth when the Lord has to redirect our hearts due to this issue yet we could enjoy far more blissful and Spirit-fulfilling, friuitful lives if we were to be in full alignment with the Holy Spirit.
May we all have Kingdom driven motives and hearts that are in full submission to His direction! Father, bless us with a passion to truly know You more. This will allow us to know ourselves on a greater level as we lose ourselves within You and we drown in Your ever-loving grace!
1 Timothy 4:12