How does God interact with His children during extreme crisis?
How would God like His children to interact with Him during crisis?
Week 9, in the Believing God study by Beth Moore, sets the stage to answer these questions.
Are you in a place where God is saying to you, “I want everything you’ve got. I am going to require every ounce of you on this one?”
I’m in that place. And I’ve been pondering four things from this lesson:
God is bigger than any “title” I have to face. His power trumps. Believe it! It may be a matter of time before I see that power, but it is just as inevitable as the setting sun. BUT even when God does stop the setting sun, “He works out all the consequences.”
The Goliaths in my life are not polite or fair. Ever been in the battle where you are fighting so many Goliaths that you don’t know which one to fight first? That’s me right now.
“For children of God, a perfect setup for catastrophic DEFEAT is also the perfect setup for MIRACULOUS victory.”
That is glorious. That is inspiring. That is our God. There is no God like Jehovah.
Sometimes I am “idiot girl.” When I get myself into a mess, God does not say, “you got yourself into it, now get yourself out of it.”
Yes, I’ll likely have to pay consequences. I might get grace and not get what I deserve.
“But always my chastisement [the consequences I pay] will never be for the sake of punishment. He only chastises to the degree I am taught. God is always for me even when I am my own worst enemy. God is NOT like man.”
God is pleased when I think well enough of Him to ask BIG things.
“Show me Your glory, God.” Moses begs. Forget a bank; he wants to see Fort Knox. He needs a walk in the vault of God’s wealth. Would you stun me with Your strength? Numb me with Your wisdom? Steal my breath away with a brush of Yours? A moment in the spray of the cataract of grace, a glimpse of Your glory, God. This is the prayer of Moses.”
“And God answers it. . . “
“Forgive me my effrontery, shouldn’t Moses’ request be yours? You’ve got problems. . . “
“These are no small issues. A small god? No thanks. You and I need what Moses needed – a glimpse of God’s glory. Such a sighting can change you forever.” It’s Not About Me by Max Lucado
I am in such a place of “believing God when victory demands my all.” And I am believing Him. Part of my victory is due to the prayers and support from many people. Thank you to my fellow sling shot wielders.
Sisters, let’s boost our faith by reading, listening, praying, and talking about our Father God’s actions . . . character . . . love.
How about you, my sister, are you believing God?