Welcome to my Priority One Blog Series. I've been in a long quiet struggle over the past few months. My mind, energy and time have been occupied with the necessary. I have sat down at my computer to post a blog more times than I can count. But since my husband's hospitalization and recuperation, I have had little inspiration and even less focus to share my thoughts in writing.
My last Priority One post --three months ago!-- was about how our Best Laid Plans can be completely turned around because sometimes God steps in to your day and completely rearranges your priorities.
While I coped with my day of "upheaval" fairly well on the day I wrote that post, the following days and weeks took a lot of mental and physical energy just to get done what had to get done.
In my previous post I wrote that I "know that everything that God allows is ultimately to shape us into the children that He wants us to be...This difficulty God has allowed in our lives is specifically designed by God to accomplish His purposes."
And so, as I have been doing what I can do, and putting aside what I did not have the energy and focus for, I have been trying to understand what God's purpose for me is in all of this. I am one who tries not to ask God "Why?" all the time. I know God is sovereign and knowing the answer to "why?" doesn't stretch my faith. Trusting Him when I don't know why is what stretches my faith.
But God is ever so faithful to teach us things as we trust Him and seek Him. And so, as I laid down to sleep last night, with some music playing, God revealed some of His purpose through the music. It was a song I had heard a number of times...sung it and listened to it and enjoyed it. But this time the words just seemed to penetrate into my spirit.
And it wasn't anything I didn't know. But sometimes even those things we already know can take on a new depth of meaning in our hearts. God hears us and gives us answers from heaven (Psalm 20:6-7).
And the answer I got about God's purpose for me? It wasn't an answer about why certain things have happened, or why there is a struggle, or what I am to do next. No, it was just a reminder that he has a more basic purpose for me than anything I am concerned with in this life I live in the flesh.So please enjoy the song that spoke to me in my heart yesterday. Because God's purpose for me is the same as His purpose for you. The video link is to the long version of the song, so if you're rushed, save the song for when you have a few minutes to sit back and enjoy it, and really let the chorus soak into your spirit. You and I were created with a purpose....His purpose...
Our purpose is to Make His praise Glorious!
Have a great Sunday, and join me as I put God first in everything...He is my Priority One!
Priority One Blog Series: On Sundays on Active Rain, I am choosing to start my week, as I am able, with a post about something from the Word of God or my experiences in the Christian walk that I hope will be an encouragement to you.
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