That seems like a really dumb thing, right? Expect the unexpected? How can you anticipate something happening that you don't know is going to happen? And aside from that, how do you expect the unexpected successfully rather than walking around paranoid all the time?
As a Christian, I find myself preparing for the the unexpected by keeping my sights fixed on God. When I don't have my sights fixed on God, the unexpected can rattle me severely. However, when I do have my sights fixed on God, I find the unexpected a little less earth shattering.
I often find it quite comical, but also rather saddening, when people look at my Facebook page, blog, or life and think, "Man, I wish I could have that kind of joy, peace, and trust in God."
It's comical because they think that I have it all together. It's saddening because I've been in their shoes, where it looks like a far off dream, and the truth is that everyone can obtain it.
Today, I'd like to challenge you to seek God with your whole heart. What does that look like? I don't know, I'm not you so I'm hesitant to say, "here's what works for me" only to have you mock it and feel like you failed. That's not cool.
Open your heart to God, seek him as your father, your friend, your Savior, your creator. There is a name that God uses in the Bible, he calls himself, "I AM." That is the most powerful name that God has for himself because it says, "Whatever I gotta be, I'll be."
God, help us seek you today. Help us seek you like someone late for work seeks out their keys. Like a single person seeks out someone to love and be loved by. Like a mother seeks for her hiding child at a department store. Like a man seeks out the rare part for his automobile project. Lord, these things are done out of desperation, passion, and commitment. But, all of these things fall so very short of your worth. You are mighty and holy. You love us and desire to be found by us. God, open our hearts, our minds, our ears, and our eyes to see you chasing after us. Remind us of all the times that you never left our side- good times, bad times, hard times, moments of joy, moments of sorrow- God you are always with us. Help us today to expect the unexpected resting in the truth that you are God and your ways far exceed our ways of thinking. Amen
A New Identity
What is this blog about? You mean, I'm supposed to have a purpose? Ok, if that's required then my purpose is life.
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