Monday, December 12, 2005

You Did That On Purpose

When I am in the kitchen cooking, my Husband will often come in to wash his hands before eating. When he does, he almost always flings water my way before drying his hands with a towel. Annoyed and irritated I turn to look at him and he says, "Babe, it was an accident!" The first time He did it, I thought it was an accident but after five years, I know he did it on purpose! I think it's time for Him to come up with a new way to "get me" so I will believe it truly was an accident!

This morning as I woke up to spend time with God, I asked Him to show me some things. When I opened my Bible I turned to Jeremiah and found this scripture. "Ask me and I will tell you some remarkable secrets about what is going to happen here." Jeremiah 33:3 How fitting is that?! I ask God to show me something and He shows me! He even tells me through a scripture that He will show me if I ask and I did! So, I thought I would share with you something awesome that the Holy Spirit revealed to me this morning. Straight from Him!

God, our Heavenly Father, our Lord and Savior, does things on PURPOSE! He doesn't just accidentally do things. There are no accidents with God. His ways are perfect! It's no accident that you ran into that person at the Grocery store in the frozen foods. It's no accident that you went to church and heard a message that you needed to hear. It's no accident that you are living in the place where you live. It's no accident that you are pregnant! It's no accident that you are working in the office you work in with the people that you do! Nothing in your life is an accident!

As I struggle in my own life and ask God questions like, "Is this where we are supposed to be?" He takes the time to answer and show me this morning all the things that He has done in my life on purpose! The past six months have been challenging in more ways than one and for some reason I tend to question my choices when things don't go as smooth as expected. "God, are we living where we are supposed to or are we just where we have ended up?" When I say living, I don't just mean a geographic location. I mean every single thing that encompasses "living". But God shows me specifically this morning, that everything in our lives is on purpose. The places we have gone, the places we are going, the people in our lives, the people out of our lives, it is all on purpose. I don't always understand but I take comfort that the God that made the Heavens and the Earth, orchestrates every detail of my life. It's nice to hear from God and really know I have heard from Him! I know this morning that He has answered my question by showing me that everything in my life right now is on purpose! He put me in this house on purpose! He put these people in my life on purpose! Now that I know that, I can find some rest and go with it! If He does things on purpose, don't I have to trust Him?

Lord, you know where I have been. You know where I am going. Help me to trust instead of be afraid. Help me to believe that you have a purpose for my life, my family, my marriage, my ministry. There is too much I am holding on to and I need to let go in order to experience the next chapter. Help me to embrace the new things in my life. I love you Lord, Jesus and thank you for answering my question. You are such a personable God!


Anonymous said...

Isn't that so true? EVERYTHING is on purpose...that means the good and the bad. He allows us to endure certain things in our lives to grow us, change us, mature us. Yesterday the sermon at church was "Dare You to Move" (going from milk to meat as Paul puts it in the New Testament.) God designed us to grow spiritually, just as we do physically, and He must challenge us to do so...on purpose. I love that scripture in Jeremiah!

Anonymous said...

By the way, that was me, I realized after I posted it that I did not put my name on it.


Kelly Ann said...

It is so cool that you wrote about this today...the entire past year has been a life lesson in this very subject!! In his perfection(which absolutely blows my mind!), he skillfully puts things in our lives to grow us, stretch us, love us, discipline us...all with his perfect plan in mind. When I FINALLY wrapped my mind around this, an awesome peace flooded my life. SO AWESOME!!

Love you!

kelly greneaux said...

I have been trying to comment all day. I love your stuff, keep it up. I was writing on this very thing this morning. I used timing instead of purpose, but the point was the same, it is all in His plan!
kelly G

Amanda said...

Wow! Thanks to you chicks that read my blogs. You sure have planted a lot of amazing seeds in my life. All of you. I feel so honored that y'all read what I write.