Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Good Idea vs. A God Idea - Part 2

Yesterday, I shared with you about the unexpected guests that showed up at my door the other day. It was a Realtor and potential client that were coming to view our home, which has been on the market for several months. I had no advance notice that they were coming and our home was in no way shape or form ready for this surprise showing.

After their little visit, I plopped down into my favorite chair and began asking God a bunch of questions. I sat and prayed for a while then pulled out my bible and began to read some scripture verses that had become my favorites over the last couple of weeks.

I started to think about all the stories I had recently heard from friends and relatives who were trying to sell, refinance or buy a new home. I wondered if we would be able to get financing since Keith is self employed. I wondered if finding another house meant our boys would have to switch schools. I thought about all the hard work involved in moving. The more I thought, the more discouraged I became.

I glanced back down at my bible and flipped through several pages in the book of Psalms. I some how ended up in 2 Samuel 7. It was there that I read a story about King David and how he longed to build a house for the Lord. It would be the permanent resting place for the Ark of the Covenant. When I read verse 11, it was as if a light went off in my head;

"The Lord declares to you that the Lord Himself will establish a house for you"

This verse in my bible was already highlighted, which meant I had read it before but today it had an entirely new and personal meaning to me. God was confirming in His Word that He would establish a house for us. I didn't need to wonder why God has allowed this untimely visit.
I didn't need to worry about where we would live next. I didn't need to know all the details. All I needed to do was trust that He would take care of us. Here was my confirmation, right smack in the middle of 2 Samuel, that He would establish a home for us to live in.

What about your current situation? What area in your life are you asking God to establish for you? Here, try filling in the blanks below;

"The Lord declares to __________ that the Lord Himself will establish a ______ for you.

Maybe it's a new job you've been looking for.

Maybe it's a restored marriage.

Maybe it's a better relationship with your child.

Maybe it's a financial miracle.

Maybe it's your calling.

Whatever your situation. No matter what struggles you are facing. Trust God and know that He is establishing something good and everlasting in your life. You don't need to know all the details. Walk in faith, one step at a time, confidently knowing that whatever He establishes cannot be taken away or destroyed.


  1. I hate doing something without knowing all the details. I am a list maker. Things I need to do for the day or a list of what to back. Even if it is just an overnight trip.

    So for five months now I have known where I wanted to stand with my relationship with God and what I wanted Him to fix. My ideas vs. God's ideas.

    I have been making progress. As someone has been pointing out to me, I am making baby steps. All those baby steps paid off in a huge way last week after attending a conference with Tracie Miles. I can look back now and see how everything was laid out step by step to bring me to where I am now.

    I have had those struggles to build my dependence and trust on Him. I have not know the details and many times would ask "Why". Why was I going through this? Why wouldn't He restore that? Why wouldn't He give me this? I didn't know all the details but I continued to take one baby step after another. I have grown in my faith and trust in God and great and mighty things are going on in my life now.

    Not my ways but God's ways.

    Thank you for sharing this. I'll keep you in my prayers for a buyer.

    I'll be dropping back again! :o)


  2. Hey sweet friend! Just stopped in for my official first visit to your blog from my own computer. : ) Can't figure out how to subscribe to you though. Where's Dawn when you need her? ahahhaha
    Loved getting to know you for myself. However, Renee was right. You're precious and amazing.

    Love and miss you!


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