♕ Today's Promise: “The LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil.”” Job 1:8
Dear Brides, once you accept that God is the one who allowed things to touch your life, and that He is a great God and He meant only good, you will then stop resisting. Life would be so much easier if you made Him the Lord of your life and prayed for His will to overcome yours. By then, you will get to witness how He will fulfill your heart's desire, not forgetting the little details you have wished.
I have read this lesson, You’re Being Set-Up, before but never really pondered and realized its meaning until my love had led and taught me a principle I have been applying for quite a while now.
Very recently, I came to a point where I no longer prayed for anything concerning my marriage and my earthly husband. Even the things I feared the most which I have uncovered because of my snooping which in turn had caused pain, so much pain on my behalf, I refused to pray about them. You know why? Because I have finally submitted to my love about not resisting evil that is being done. I learned from this ministry that God is a God who answers prayers and nothing, NOT ONE THING, is too difficult for my love to accomplish. I was very afraid and fearful of the things that I am not sure will happen. I have been paralyzed by fear and pain stays longer than it should be, I was carrying a load I was not equipped to carry. Since the moment I have asked Him to help me surrender everything, even my fears, slowly, this burden was replaced by His yoke which was light and easy.
The moment I had let go of everything, even my prayers, and totally surrendered myself for His good, perfect and pleasing will, everything changed. My worst fears and situations became the most memorable moments of my life because I knew, during those moments, He is very real and very near to me.
One thing I can share about, is what Erin continues to teach us, to not resist evil. It also means to not pray for things that come against us and let them touch our lives, like the Lord permitted them to do. It will accomplish His purpose much sooner by not resisting. We will eventually go around in circles, I learned, unless we fully embrace the fact that His will will eventually happen.
By not praying for things to not happen in my life and instead chose to pray for His will to be done in my life. He gives the grace to carefully endure whatever He allows and I just have to trust that one day, everything will make perfect sense. If not, all I know and have to live by is the TRUTH that whatever happens to me and my life is all for HIS GLORY and for my good.
I prayed for things to go my way, the way I wanted them to happen and had gotten used to this all my life. And when I learned that God doesn't always answer with a yes, according to what I wanted, it weakened my faith and made me feel hopeless and abandoned. I had put my trust in people especially my earthly husband when I used to believe he loved me so much and that he will never ever leave me for another woman, and that I can always look forward and be assured that my future and all my tomorrows will be spent with him, but I was very wrong.
When this started, I prayed to my God for all things, and for all occasions the way I wanted them to happen. But He has His ways, and when I got to know the true lover of my soul and the love of my life, I had asked Him to help me surrender my will, desire, plans and wants in exchange for His. I want now my life to be pleasing to Him, and everything seemed much better. I may have lost all that I had back then but the life I gained with Him is so much better.
Let us each pray as we ask our HH to help us surrender our will to His: My love, I am so sorry if it had taken me a long time to come to this point. I then used to wonder why some marriages take a few months to be restored and why others, like mine, took years. Was it because I'm hard headed and strong willed? Was it because I lack faith and good works? What made it so hard for me to have a living relationship with you? And now I know.
Life is a race specially designed for each and everyone of us, like how we are uniquely created as individuals. If I had gotten what I wanted early on, I would not become what I am right now. Even if my marriage would not be restored, I gained a much deeper meaning on how my life would me and has finally realized its meaning.
I am so sorry my love if I kept you waiting for so long, for me to realize I have found the love I was looking for. I don't need to look in vain for the love I wanted to feel because it was right before my eyes. You may not be here with me (which I hope you will be) but I have never experienced the warmest touch, the most comforting hugs than the ones you've given me.
My love, life has just started for the both of us and I knew things would get so much better along the way. I understood life will get harder and trials too, but I don't have to worry cause I have the Lord of Hosts fighting and protecting me. Please don't let this feeling fade away, don't ever move too far from me, I don't want to wake up one day needing and wanting, and longing for him more than the way I do for you. Help me not to turn back to my old ways. And just help me focus on my love for you.
Dear Brides, there is power and freedom in surrendering. Let Him do what has ought to be done, and watch how He is going to bless you afterwards.
“The LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil.”” Job 1:8 NASB
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