Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sheep Amongst Wolves: A Message to the Elijahs, Josephs and Davids of Today

Dear Prophet,

I have to share my testimony with you so that you will not only be encouraged, but you will pass this test that you are enduring.  I'm sure you've heard the adage, "The way up is down...."  This sounds like nothing more than a cute play on words, but I can honestly say at this stage in my life that those words are true.  It's funny; we all have our ideas about what God intends to do with and for us, but the truth is we have no real idea of what God has planned for us.  The reason for this is because we have a tendency to think that our lives are centered around our wants and needs, therefore, when we imagine God working things out on our behalves, we oftentimes imagine Him working hard to give us the desires of our hearts.  Of course, God does give us the desires of our hearts, but He does this after He has changed our hearts, or better yet, renewed our minds.  In other words, we don't always get what we want when we want it; we get what we want when our desires match God's will for us.  Any prayer that does not match God's will for us is a prayer gone amiss.