Our Steps are Ordered, but are we CONNECTING THE DOTS!
Psalm 37:23 says, The steps of a good man[woman] are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Proverbs 3:5-6, the Book of Wisdom says, Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
I’ve discovered that God speaks to me in many different ways and many times, I don’t always understand the true meaning, but I will put a DOT on my life map, because one day the Lord will connect it. In this message, a number of DOTs were connected and I hope it helps you to connect some too.
Now don’t raise your hands, but how many of you are fairly bored with life right now? It’s interesting, we are sooooo busy, but we have time for television, the telephone and texting, staying connected to the outside world, but what about our world inside? How much of what we do, are things that are truly fulfilling or are they only things that others expect us to do. I know! We have responsibilities and obligations and we just can’t go around enjoying life or can we??
In John 10:10, Jesus says that I am come that [we] might have life and that [we] might have it more abundantly (paraphrased). Was He just talking about things/stuff or was He talking about our quality of life, His love for us, our love for Him and the people around us. Has life become so routine that we just follow through the motions?
Remember the Connect the Dots books. There were dots all over the page, but in the center of the page, the dots had numbers on them. When you connected the dots by the number, a picture appeared. So now hold that image in your mind as I share my testimony. I have shared bits and pieces of my journey before, however, for those that may be considering taking a Leap of Faith, I believe that it’s worth repeating.
Several years ago, I felt stuck and I remember saying “God, I really need to do something different, but it doesn’t have to be easy. To be totally honest, I didn’t even think God was listening, yet acting upon what I said, but then what appeared to be random dots on a page started to take shape. In the midst of everything else that was going on in my life, God was connecting the dots… Order Your Steps was born! God has allowed me to touch 100’s of lives, in numerous homes and through my blog and Facebook page. I’m learning to flow with God in a way that I never have before. I’m truly living on Purpose! But don’t misunderstand, it’s been a journey, but with each step I take, I see my path a little bit clearer!
Our lives may appear to be random dots on a page, but Our Steps are Ordered. When we think we can’t, God says that we can. God is taking us places where only we can go.
So are we excited or are we scared?
Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10
Or is it Doubt?
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 6:13
God is waiting on us to make the first move! It’s time for us to be like David….We might as well run towards Goliath, cuz the Lord is with us, every step of the way. CONNECT THE DOTS and let nothing, not even your giants, stand in your way!