Write 31 Days Challenge- Day 6
10 Things You Can’t Change about Yourself is being written in a 31 Day Challenge. During this challenge, Hurricane Matthew came and for a solid week, this author was without power and water thus could put writings online. The storm began its trek towards the east coast the first week in October and hit us as a category 3 hurricane on Friday, October 7th. It was quite a whirlwind. Finally on Friday, October 14th power and water was restored and we’ve been recovering, cleaning and getting our lives back in order. As time permits, I will continue to catch up.
A Burning Deep Within
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith2; if service, in his serving; or he who teaches, in his teaching; or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. –Romans 12:1-8, NASB
In the book “Yearning to know God’s Will” by Danny E. Morris, he covers the desire to know the will of God as “the top priority of any serious Christian.” How though can we determine the will of God? Morris asks, “Who hasn’t agonized, questioned, and then doubted and questioned again?”
In truth we are here for a reason; for a purpose but there is within us a burning desire to know this. Too, according to the scripture there is within each of us a “measure of faith”. Every person was given this measure faith in order that we may seek He who created us and find out why we’re here.
Joseph Prince wrote: “As children of God, we should never say, “I don’t have any faith.” To say this is to say that God is a liar because His Word already tells us that “God has dealt to each one a measure of faith”.”
Isaiah 26:9 says “My soul yearns for you in the night..”
God has created us for Himself. We are His and within us there is a desire for us to know and seek Him.
The scripture tells us in Romans 4 that Abraham was saved because of his great faith. It was not for his works but because he looked to God for his sustenance, God revealed Himself to him. Abraham trusted God. He desired God and wanted to do His will. What about you? Do you trust God. Do you seek Him with a whole heart? Are you reading the Bible to find out your reason and purpose for being here? God wants to reveal Himself to you just as He did to Abraham.
The Holy Word of God tells of Moses, one born into a Hebrew family and because of Jewish hatred at the time, was placed in a basket in the water and saved by Pharoah’s daughter to rescue and raise as her own. Moses trusted God even in his circumstance and God used him to lead the Israelites out of slavery and into the promised land. God put him in the position, gave him the means and provide for him the platform to do great things. God will do that for you. He wants to make you all that you can be. Do you have a burning desire in you but maybe not know what it is or from whence it has come? Could it be that desire, that yearning to know the one true living God of the universe?
You might ask, “How is God leading me?” “How can I use the circumstance in which I find myself to trust God?”
Joshua was used of God to later enter the promised land and guide Israel in their battles to inhabit the land. He used Joshua to bring down the walls of Jerico with a “great shout”. He was used of God to lead. Are you being used of God to lead? Is he speaking to your heart to follow Him, trust Him and depend on His Word to take you to the next level? Is there a still small voice within you desiring God? Could it be that burning within you that could lead you to the greatest decision ever made in your lifetime? The decision to trust God could lead you to solve and settle that nagging question of “Why am I here?”
Each of these great leaders had a “burning desire” to trust God. There was that measure of faith that each one acted upon in order that God would meet there need. Allow God to live in you. Trust Him today.
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