Distractions or Directions

what your circumstances tell you

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. Romans 8:26

He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. Romans 8:26-28

Because we spend our days in The Natural, we often miss what’s happening in the Heavenly Realm. But there are lots of clues. We just need to learn how to read them.

Paul said that God works everything out for our good.

That is, when we love The Lord and are called according to His purposes. Everything. Absolutely everything. That means there’s a treasure to be found in every circumstance.

So what’s happening in your life right now can serve as a distraction from God’s purposes for you. Or it can point you in the direction of His purpose.

It all depends on how you look at it.

My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:14-19