Sunday, August 25, 2013

His Incredible Greatness in my Unacceptable Places

My dear friend Jill Kanyike invited me to share with her ladies at the Bible Study for Calvary Chapel Kampala this Tuesday. They have been studying, “Loving God with all Your Mind,” by Elizabeth George. The scripture for this week is: 

Romans 11:33: Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!

On the same page as this verse is the topic heading, “Accepting the Unacceptable” and before I looked at anything else the Lord began to stir my heart…

Maybe you are in a place that feels unacceptable, impossible, excruciatingly painful, hopeless, unending, and at the same time you realize it’s unavoidable. Don’t give up ~ don’t give ~ Christ the Great Shepherd's skilled eyes will lead you THROUGH this Valley of Death… look into His eyes not at the war zone you are trapped in and trust in His Spirit to revive you!

He is RICH in Love, Mercy, Peace, Hope, Strength, Comfort…
            His knowledge is limitless ~ all the facts are crystal clear to Him and
                        Divine Wisdom means His next step will PERFECTLY meet every demand…
 The HOW and the WHY are unsearchable, beyond my comprehension...
             But Beloved the WHO is not outside our situation...Jesus longs to show you Himself!

… I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.  I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope He has given to those He called—His holy people who are His rich and glorious inheritance.  I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe Him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God's right hand in the heavenly realms. He is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else~not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made Him head over all things for the benefit of the church... His body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with Himself.  ~Ephesians 1:16~23

The enemy lives to discourage our hearts and it’s time to FIGHT back!

Stop, bow your heart, and breathe out a quick prayer asking God to show you
…the incredible greatness of His power;
…the height, depth, breadth, and width of His unconditional love,
…the exceeding richness of His grace;
…or any other facet of His awesomeness…

That simple prayer will shatter the onslaught of the enemy in your valley…

If you ask, He will answer!