Friday, April 1, 2011

What Are You Waiting For

It is time for some serious faith based living at this girl's house. 

First let me clear something up...

I was raised "right". I know who God is, and I talk to him regularly. 
I'm completely thankful for EVERY single minute of my days and never get too terribly
down on myself when things don't go the way I had planned or hoped for. 

Lots of people go on and on about how much faith I have. 
In reality it's maybe not even this much some days....
One single mustard seed for those wondering.
less than that amount isn't great. 

I heard a guy named Jo Mcgee (check him out!) say

"God doesn't move on pity. He moves on faith and faith alone." 

Imagine my realization. 

Matthew 17:20
He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
I was so busy being caught up in my "thankfulness" I had started to feel guilty about having needs. 
I felt like there were so many other people with needs, that God might not need to take the time to help me, and help them instead. 
Dear Courtney, I am not the salvation army. I won't run out of supplies. - God
Imagine my dumbfounded look when I think about the time I've wasted trying to carry all of my own burdens. Trying to meet all of my own needs.   

Matthew 7:7

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."
I have "known" this as long as I can possibly remember. 
Why wasn't I applying it? 
That to me is like being in my awesome Chevy vehicle and having an accident. I see the Onstar button, but while I'm so very thankful it is there, I think there might be someone worse off than me and I don't want the ambulance to spend their time saving me. 

Jesus took it for me. I don't have to be a martyr. I don't have to lay down and accept what the world has to offer me. God can and wants to change my position in this world. Just not while I'm crying for myself. When I'm crying out to him and believing that he will make it so. 
Now it's time to learn how to get specific and own it. 
Time to tell God exactly what I need and believe it will be. 

Today's inspirations to walk by faith are:

And this girl... Casey Weigand

and taking Jo Mcgee's challenge to read a Proverb a day. 
Get out your Bible. Run after God! Look him in the eye and he will stare right back! 
Get the Angels up from playing checkers and get them busy writing in your book.

Store up those Treasures!

What are you waiting for?


1 comment:

  1. For anyone who has just read this post, a few hours after I wrote it, I got a direct answer to my prayer this morning. Mind. Blown. Today! "Oh, how he loves us so. Oh, how he loves us!"