10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10 | NIV
Nearly ten years ago, an idea welled up inside me like a volcano – an idea that sparked a desire to do God’s will in a mighty way. I was filled with excitement, and remembering praying out to God to let Him know I wanted to be his servant with ALL of my life. I wanted nothing more than to be able to lead other people to Christ, and I thought for sure that God would want that, too. I remember praying in my quiet time, and listening for God’s voice, which I assumed would say, “well done, good and faithful servant.”
Instead, I heard the inaudible yet unmistakable voice of God saying, “Fix your home.”
You see, our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit, and God knew that there were areas of my life that I had not fully surrendered to Him. He knew it and I knew it. What He was telling me on this day was this: Surrender ALL to me – give me your entire home. Then, and only then, can I pour blessing out on you and give you the desires of your heart.
Proverbs 3:5 “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart”.
At the moment that God spoke to me, I had a choice to make. I could either cower away feeling defeated because God said, “wait” to my prayer. If I had done that, I would surely have missed out on the blessing that God wants to pour out on me. To be honest, I wasn’t exactly sure how to surrender all of the areas of my life that I needed to, so I started by asking God to show me how. Then I started moving in that direction.
I could see bits and pieces of my dream, but in all honesty, it wasn’t all crystal clear. I began to pray about it and kept moving in the right direction, both spiritually and experientially. Every so often, additional pieces of the dream would become more clear.
The scripture verse above, from Ephesians, assures us that we are created by Him to do good works for Him – which He has prepared in advance for us to do. Our job is obedience. I believe, with ever fiber of my being, that God was, and is, preparing me to do works for Him, and that every experience I’ve had since the inception of that dream nearly 10 years ago is to prepare me for those works.
I am beside myself giddy with excitement to see God’s plan unfold – and even more excited to share His gifts with other people. I am confident that He has a plan, and I know that His timing is perfect, so I will wait as patiently as possible while it unfolds.
The journey to the cross is such an amazing journey – I pray that all of you will come along on your own journeys!
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