(A Biblical Perspective On "How To Allow God Mind His Own Business")
Whenever you have the privilege of comforting a believer who is encumbered with the disquieting, distracting, distrustful cares of this present life, simply ask two golden questions, “COULD YOU BE MORE CONCERNED THAN GOD IS ABOUT YOUR FUTURE”? HAVE YOU BEEN SEEKING TO ACCOMMODATE GOD'S NEED FOR REST, WHICH STARTS BY LEARNING WHAT THE FATHER TAUGHT THE SON OVER A SPACE OF THREE DECADES”? Their response(s) would amaze you!
Matthew 11:28-29 Come unto me, ALL YE THAT LABOUR AND ARE HEAVY LADEN, and I will give you rest (the first rest - the Son). Take MY YOKE (the Lord’s daily revealed word) upon you, and LEARN OF ME; for I AM MEEK and LOWLY IN HEART: and ye shall find REST UNTO YOUR SOULS (the ultimate rest - the father).
Adam didn't ask God for a wife, a job or a home in Eden. That was God’s business and he lived up to it! Joseph didn't pray to be the prime minister of Egypt. He found grace to cooperate with heaven by enriching his resume with “the pit” and “the prison” experiences, and he did so NOT KNOWING WHAT NEXT. To survive the harsh conditions of the wilderness, the children of Israel direly needed the pillar of fire by night and the pillar of cloud by day, but never prayed before it was supplied. ALL WE EVER WOULD NEED HAVE BEEN PROVIDED FOR, SO ONE OF THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF PRAYERS IS TO HELP OUR INDEPENDENCE-SEEKING NATURE AND ALSO ENHANCE OUR DEPENDENCE ON GOD.
In the same vein, God didn't wait for us to toil or “pray-through” before providing great necessities like oxygen, appetite for food, sun light which we forget to thank him for! If only we can respect God's sovereignty and desire to pay the price for a supernatural walk; like the lilies of the field who are better clothed than Solomon was (Matt. 6:28-29), we also would find ourselves sincerely trusting God when we seem not to trace him (Job 13:15) and would divest vast energies of our soul perhaps 300 degrees aright.
The Lord was the main character in the parable of the lost coin, lost sheep and the perishing son. He has purposed to keep something of inestimable valuable (truth) in man’s soul, and afterwards, doesn’t want to lose it! When such is lost and found, He is the main character that rejoices, and He doesn’t rejoice alone (Lk. 15:4-32). Beyond the MONETARY VALUE we focus on when we experience losses, the Lord expects us to be more concerned about the LOSS OF LIFE that always accompanies it. For every loss of time, money, resources, and on every occasion when veer off course with known and unknown truths, the enemy gains, and God is the stakeholder with the greatest loss. WHEN WOULD GOD BE THE MAIN CHARACTER AND MOST PROFITABLE SHAREHOLDER IN OUR LIVES?
As we subscribe to, and appreciate in this understanding;
· Our gatherings unto the Lord would be with righteous expectations that heaven can't discountenance.
· We would find ourselves re-channeling a significant amount of our soul energies off initiatives that simply prove we either don’t hate this world or understand what it means to, and would receive the capacity to SEEK TRUTH - AS WE OUGHT.
· We would gradually and ultimately find ourselves addressing our indebtedness of love to born and unborn generations. (Rom. 1:14/13:8/1Cor. 9:22)
· WE WOULD ALSO FIND OURSELVES MINDING OUR OWN BUSINESS AND GIVING ROOM FOR GOD TO MIND HIS (MATT. 6:33/1Pet. 5:10)
Matt. 6:33 But seek ye first The Kingdom Of God, and His Righteousness; and All These Things (food, clothing, shelter etc.) shall be added unto you
1Pet. 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have Suffered A While (i.e. borne your cross – Lk. 9:23-25), make you Perfect, Stablish, Strengthen, Settle You
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