Are you seeking great things for yourself? Don’t do it! I will bring great disaster upon all these people; but I will give you your life as a reward wherever you go. I, the , have spoken! Jeremiah 45:5
Simplicity aligns our expectations to the Lord’s. At times, His expectations for me are greater than my own. At other times, I think mine are greater than His, though this is never the case. What is needed is a heart alignment.
How prepared am I to ask myself what it is I want from God and why I want it? Even my expectant praying can be based on my expectation of relief not on His sustaining grace. As I draw ever closer to Him, I am ceasing to ask less for things and seeking only Him and His desires. Lord, what do you want? I rest in the fact that His expectations encompass the broad, eternal, deep view of my life; my momentary desire for comfort submits.
Abandonment refuses the luxury of asking clarifying questions. If I totally abandon myself to God, He immediately says to me, “I will give your life to you as a prize….” Regardless of the situation the best remains. My heart is aligned and He has me for his own.
1 John 3:2-3 Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is. And all who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as he is pure.
The way He gives me my life is often uncertain. To keep my heart aligned to His I must focus on the constant truths. I might be uncertain of the next step, but I can be certain of God. During these times, doing the next right thing keeps our hearts beating as one.
Leave everything to Him and it will be gloriously and graciously uncertain how He will come in– but you can be certain that He will come. Remain faithful to Him. – Oswald Chambers
My response is spontaneous love that bursts forth in extraordinary ways. Not premeditated love. No cautious love. Spontaneous love. This also applies to my service for Him. Spontaneous love is expressed through spontaneous service. God will give me His touches of inspiration only when He sees that I am not in danger of being led away by them. I don’t need His inspiration if I walk by faith. It’s wonderful when it comes but I must not wait for it before I get up and serve. The only Constant I need is my Lord.
Lord, my heart so easily strays. It is easily distracted by so many things. Guard my heart that ours may beat as one.