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The Crossroads

  • "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not my ways," says Yahweh. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8 WEB.

    Trying to understand God is a crossroads that everyone comes to at some point. It causes many people to stumble. We do not know, nor can we understand everything God is, what He is doing, or why He does it. He is the Creator while we are created. We cannot make an image of Him, for it will only become an idol. We can't package Him up, for He is a living Entity and, with a whisper, could pack us up in a coffin. He is not domesticated. God is not a pet. And though we love our nativity scenes, Jesus is not a baby. When He returns to Earth, He will come as the reigning King, and people's hearts will fail them because of fear.

    Many come to a crossroads in their faith because they cannot understand why something is happening in their lives. Many times, there is just no explanation. It has happened to me. When we don't know what He is doing, we have to trust Him. Even though things inside us want to scream, and sometimes He will let you do that without saying a word.

    One year our computer business dried up, and we couldn't find work anywhere. We prayed, gave, fasted, and advertised, but things only grew worse. When I would pray and ask the Lord about it, He wouldn't say anything. There was only silence. It continued until we began packing to move out of our house. Then, by the end of that week, a door opened for me to become a pastor. His plans are layered and complicated, with many living parts that fit together. But the simple fact is that sometimes He does not tell us why He is doing something.

    The week before He pushed us into ministry, it was the furthest thing from my mind. Clark W. Griswold told Eddie in the movie Christmas Vacation: "If I woke up in the morning with my face sewn to the carpet, I would not be more surprised than I am right now." That is the way that I felt about being in ministry. But before He opened that door, there was a long dark time when He said nothing at all. Think of the silence as a dramatic pause, for the next thing He said was deeply significant.

    Jesus said, "Most certainly, I tell you, whoever doesn't receive God's Kingdom like a little child, he will in no way enter into it." (Luke 18:17 WEB). Children completely depend on their parents to take care of them. When a person enters the kingdom of God, it will not be because they were a successful preacher. It will not be because they were a good steward or a faithful spouse and parent. It will not be because they were kind, loving people that smiled a lot. When they enter the kingdom of God, it will be because they came to Christ as a helpless child who trusted Him.

    You don't need to understand what God is doing in your life today. Just trust that He will make the right decision. In the end, all things will work out for good. Feel free to tell Him, "Lord, I don't understand what's going on, but I know that somehow You are going to take care of me." He is the Potter. We are the clay. Let Him carry the burden of how all of this will turn out.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, You know all things, and nothing is hidden from You. You are the Potter. I am the clay. I choose to trust You with my life. Please mold me and make me as You see fit. I am Yours. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen, I trust you Heavenly Father.
Aug 10
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, You know all things, and nothing is hidden from You. You are the Potter. I am the clay. I choose to trust You with my life. Please mold me and make me as You see fit. I am Yours. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
Aug 10
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, absolutely, amen Lord. 

Aug 10
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Tracy Carroll
Tracy Carroll

PtL!!!!!!!

Aug 10
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I praise Your Holy Name 

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen dear Lord ❣️

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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen!

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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: Aug 10

AMEN.  Heavenly Father, Mold me as YOU see fit.  I trust. You. Lord.  AMEN

Aug 10
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Aug 10
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

I can do all things though Christ who strengthens me. Praise the Lord. Amen!

Aug 10
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Aug 10
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Aug 10
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus Christ is the answer. Amen 

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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen! God is at work on His best plan. TY, Lord!

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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

AMEN!!!

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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Lord Jesus for taking care of me and my children,  for loosing my husband last year had been difficult.  Take my burdens and make me what you want me to be.  Amen 

Aug 10
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Your will be done in my life, Amen!

Aug 10
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Thank you Lord for keeping me safe through it all. Amen

Aug 10
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen Lord. Father help me walk this day according to Your perfect love. I bind up this angry spirit in my house and cast it out. Lord Ineed You now more than ever. Help me Jesus. Help me stand for righteousness and truth. Help me speak encouraging words of love to my wife no matter how she treats me. Bless her Lord in Jesus Christ Name.

Aug 10
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen Thank you Father fpr always taking care of us we love you!

 

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

Aug 10
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you God. Amen

Aug 10
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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter

Lord, I don't tend to question why something is happening to me because I have brought it on myself. Through pride, selfishness and other things, I'm quite sure that what is happening to me is deserved. I am trying to be a better child for you. Trying to get things right, but I need you there with me and I know you are. If You're silent with me, then I know I need to change something to be able to hear your voice. Lord continue to push to me to be the better person that I know is inside of me. Thank you for always being ther and watching over me. Like a little child , I love and serve. Amen.

Aug 11
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

HE IS WITH YOU MARILYN AND WILL BE EVERY STEP YOU TAKE.  JUST TRUST HIM TO GUIDE YOU AND HE WILL.  HE LOVES YOU AND WANTS YOU TO BE HAPPY.  HAVE A BLESSED AND PEACEFUL DAY.  YOUR CARING SISTER IN CHRIST JESUS. BELLA

 

Aug 11
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Yes Lord God, Amen!

Aug 11