A New Agenda

My husband and I woke up this morning with an agenda and boy did God change it quickly.
We are under a considerable amount of stress right now. My husband has been out of work for two weeks. My health has not been great and our finances have been really bad. Our house has been on the market, just sold and now we have to be out in three weeks. But through it all, we have been praying together while in this desert to be smack dab in the middle of God’s will.
We woke up today ready to take off for a couple of hours this morning because the home inspection was being done and we were instructed not be present. We were going to go get some boxes, pick up a couple of staples to kill a few hours. We again asked God this morning to just meet our needs and right after that simple prayer, the phone rang. God did something sooooooooo FANTASTIC. He gave my husband the opportunity to earn some extra money today through a phone call from our son-n-law. Thank you LORD.
The agenda has been changed. I’m sharing our praises with you while my husband is earning extra money. I can’t stop praising God; I have to share HIS love for us. It’s just when our faith is getting a little shaken when God shows up. He reminds us that HE is in control and we just have to trust.
Folks, this is the same God that spoke to Abraham. “Abraham!” And he said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Can you imagine? Just picture yourself, at that altar with one of your children. I was just being asked to trust God in my finances and I was breaking down. Just as Abraham reached down to get his knife to slaughter his son, the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” Abraham listened and the angel of the LORD said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” Abraham saw the ram that was to be offered as a burnt offering instead of his son. I love the next part…Abraham called the name of that place, “The LORD will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the LORD it shall be provided.” To me, this is the ultimate test of faith. I have had lots of testing’s in my journey but I have never been tested to this magnitude. We are on that mount folks. God will provide no matter where we are, if we trust.
I am so thankful that God’s ways are so much higher than mine and that I can always trust in HIM. I may not like part of the journey as I’m trekking up the mountain like Abraham, but I am thankful that He knows the plans He has for me, and I can trust in HIM. 1 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11.

What kind of testing is going on in your life? Is your health in bad shape? Are you struggling with your finances? Is a loved one sick or have you lost a loved one? Are you without a job? Are you at odds with a friend or family member? Oh sweet friend, know that you can put your trust in God to take you through this journey. Believe me, I have had all sorts of testing’s. I have had miscarriages; struggled with depression and anxiety; lost jobs; lost my father; been divorced; been at a negative balance in my check book; struggled with my kidney, allergies, asthma, and other medical issues. The God that I am speaking about is the God of all creation. He is the Alpha and the Omega. He is the Healer; Provider and Lover of my soul. Put your trust in Him. He hears you; He wants to guide you.
There is a simple prayer you can say today and He will hear you. “Lord, please forgive me of my past sins. I trust You and love You. Please save me.” And it shall be done…
I am sorry this is so long today. I just have so much on my mind and heart, and I just have a yearning for all those who don’t know my God to come to know Him. What would you tell someone who is struggling? Would you have the courage to share your stories with others to guide them to salvation or would your pride get in the way?

living by grace

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6 thoughts on “A New Agenda

  1. Debi May 3, 2013 / 1:13 pm

    So wonderful to read of God working in your life – praise Him!

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  2. Leslie May 3, 2013 / 9:26 pm

    Praise God for stepping in and blessing you today. And everyday really – we need His help. I love Jeremiah 29:11. It is one of my “declaration” verses. I remind myself that He has plans for me, plans for good and not harm, plans for hope and a future. May He bless you both tomorrow in a special way and bring sweet peace to your hearts.

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  3. Beth Farley May 4, 2013 / 6:37 am

    Thank you Leslie. He blesses me every day; I just have to keep my eyes fixed.

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  4. Maria Morgan May 4, 2013 / 7:22 am

    Thank you for your transparency, Beth! Praising God for the way He provided for you today! What an encouragement you are to praise the Lord no matter what the circumstances. I love the story of Abraham, his obedience, and God’s miraculous provision. God bless you!

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    • Beth Farley May 4, 2013 / 7:28 am

      Thankyou. I love when I am paying attention and am able to see His blessings.

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