Is God At Work?
In this time of stress and strife with COVID 19, rioting and all the panic going on in our country probably one of the most asked questions, whether verbally or in our mind is; Where’s God, is God at work?
I know God is daily working in each one of our lives and is directing our paths, it’s our choice whether we choose to follow Him or go our own way … rejecting Him.
Unfortunately the politically correct has attempted to take God out of America and go their own way … How’s that been working for us?
We, as Christians need to, now more than ever put this scripture into action before it’s too late (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Trust me He is working, maybe not the way we want, but then again, have you talked to Him lately giving Him praise and petitioning Him for your needs?(Mark 11:24)
Let’s confirm His working by looking in the word…
John5:16-19 16 For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus because He was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17 But He answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working.”
Throughout the Bible, we observe God at work in people’s lives. Sometimes He acts in dramatic fashion, as in parting the Red Sea to allow the Israelites to escape the Egyptian army. At other times it may appear as if He’s not taking any action. Mary and Martha sent word to Jesus that their brother needed His help, but Christ delayed before traveling to their home (John 11:3-6 3 So the sisters sent word to Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.” 4 But when Jesus heard this, He said, “This sickness is not to end in death, but for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by it.” 5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 So when He heard that he was sick, He then stayed two days longer in the place where He was.).
Our Father has given us the Holy Spirit to help us recognize His presence and handiwork. The Spirit cultivates spiritual discernment in us so we can understand when and where He’s at work.
In addition to spiritual discernment, we must develop patience because the Lord operates according to His timetable, not ours. After being promised numerous descendants, Abrahan had to wait until he and Sarah were beyond childbearing years before she conceived. Impatience can cause us to take matters into our own hands and make mistakes.
The Lord’s efforts can bring delight, as was the case when Hannah bore a child (1 Samuel 1:27 For this boy I prayed, and the Lord has given me my petition which I asked of Him. 1 Samuel 2:1 Then Hannah prayed and said,
“My heart exults in the Lord;
My horn is exalted in the Lord,
My mouth speaks boldly against my enemies,
Because I rejoice in Your salvation.).
His plan can also lead through painful times, which was Joseph’s experience. Before the Lord elevated him to a position of authority to help his family, Joseph was sold into slavery and unjustly imprisoned.
Remember in John 5:16-19, Jesus told the disciples that His Father was always at work and so was He. We will be encouraged and strengthened in our faith when we recognize the ways in which God is operating. These glimpses of His handiwork will motivate us to stay the course and help us maintain a godly perspective on life.
I hope this has helped you better understand how God works. Remember free will enters into how much God will do …
We have choices, Have you chose Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9-10), or are you going to continue winging it on your own?
choosing to be a believer now is a wise choice because you WILL meet God sooner or later.
We have a free will who we vote into power … how do you like congress?
We have a free will to wear a mask … don’t wear one and take your chances.
We have a free will to abort a baby … It’s murder, Do you think God’s happy?
I can go on and on about free will choices but I think you get the picture, all choices have an outcome, good or bad.
I pray you make the right choice, be blessed until we talk again.
We come to you asking forgiveness of our sins and ask for strength to do better as we grow in You.
We pray for the unsaved and the ones being misled by false gods and idol worshipers.
Lord, we lift up the sick, the heartbroken, and pray for peace in our land and throughout the world.
Jesus, we pray for our president and others that are in power, we pray they will lead by your guidance.
We thank You and give You all the praise and glory …
In Jesus name