As I was having a bible study last night I got so excited about sharing it. The first lesson went over the season of waiting and we all know what that is like but you may not call it a season. In Ecclesiastes 3:11 it says “God has set the right time for everything.” As I was reminded of this scripture it was the timing of this bible study that was amazing. I have had the DVD and book for awhile but I hadn’t set up a time to start it until a friend needed me and this was the answer God said use and he was right. I needed the lesson just as much as my friend did. God is awesome and I know I can be a little cheesy but I that’s ok, I’m excited.
As I heard the sermon about the season of waiting I looked around and said yes I have been waiting and its been difficult but look what he has done. God has given me a new home, a new church, new friends, a movie, published books, a great non-profit ministry, a new job, and he has made me more desirable as the one for the one. God knows my hearts desires and he knows yours; look around and see what he has done and smile. We all have our bad days of “Why not now?” but just remember he knows best.
His Glory or Yours
Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Another question from my mentoring brother of Christ was “Is your work for God’s glory or yours?” I immediately got defensive and said “For Gods glory” and then I stopped and thought about everything I changed in my life in the past three years and it is true; it is for God’s glory but I have been praying for some glory of my own. I know we all want to be praised for our work but we don’t always get it and we shouldn’t do things and expect to get something in return. We do what we are passionate about for God and his glory will shine through us without any help of a spotlight.
“Closer to the One” is a testimony of life changing events; it’s about taking responsibility for my actions and accepting Jesus as my Lord and savior. I would have never had the guts to share my testimony with the world if it wasn’t for Jesus Christ.
I was once a Christian living in the silence of my own ways not letting Jesus in because he was a human more so than my lord and savior. He represented love and life but he also represented a human body and I haven’t been very trusting towards other humans for a long time. People only saw what I wanted them to see or sometimes they saw too much and then I would disappear.
As I renew my mind everyday before I turn on the marketing strategist of the Godly and savvy business woman I ask the Lord to give me strength, love, and grace to walk the path he has chosen for me. My path is lonely at times and very challenging but its Gods way and his way is the only way.