I received three separate messages today from three different pastors...one in the morning, before church...another in church, and a third on my way to work. Every single one had the same exact message. I highly doubt these three pastors got together and coordinated their sermons. God literally aligned these three messages to speak directly to me. Even the prophetic word, directly from God, during service, revealed the same message.
"All things work together for the good of those who love Him..."
ALL things work TOGETHER for the GOOD of those who LOVE HIM!" We don't have the answers. Only He knows how everything is going to come together. Our perspective is not the same as His. He sees everything. He's making it all work together. He has all the pieces. It's ALL apart of His plan. Even the things that hurt. Even the things that cause us pain. Even when it seems He's just letting things happen. He allows things...even evil things...He actually uses evil...to ultimately bring Him glory. We only need to be still.....
For the past couple of weeks, Psalm 26:10 has popped up EVERYWHERE...
"Be still and know that I am God."
It was so obvious to me--God was sending me a sign of things to come. Not that He meant it for good or bad, either way. Only that He has everything completely under control. I would only have to believe Him. Good things and bad things, it seems, have been happening. And I've been able to rest in Him. Praising Him for all of it. Yes, the good and the bad. Because I trust Him. I really, really trust Him. He is sending me signs and wonders. ME. Little ol' me. How amazing is His love for me.
"Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all of these things will be added unto you."
I have been doing His work. The work that matters to Him. The work that He has called me to do. And He is literally taking care of the rest. Business has been the best it's been since we returned to our "home" location. He's been convicting my husband's heart. Even by allowing pneumonia in his lungs...I'm praying and hoping and believing that it can be a powerful sign to my husband to quit smoking. I want so badly for it to be a strong enough reason. If it takes my little brother hitting rock bottom...again, to finally seek His face...so be it. I am getting countless opportunities to minister the Word of God to him. And even if it doesn't take instantly...the fact that I'm sending The Spirit of God into the atmosphere--speaks to God's heart. I seek His face in despair I seek His face in delight. I delight in Him. I delight in His Presence. I praise Him in the good times. I praise Him in the difficult times. I am transformed. And I am being continuously transformed in His likeness. How incredibly blessed I am to be chosen by Him to advance His kingdom. I am exactly where He wants me to be. When my will is aligned with His will, life is good. My will is to do His will. Life is good. Thank you, Father.
"Whether you turn to the right or the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying,
"This is the way; walk in it."