Why is it that so many times we want to follow the Lord’s leading but change our minds? We know the right thing to do but choose the easy way out instead. This happened over and over with Pharoah when Moses tried to get him to let his people go. Each time there was relief from a plague that God had sent, he went back to his old ways.
15 But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and did not listen to them, as the Lord had said. (Exodus 8:15 NASB)
But Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he did not listen to them, as the Lord had said. (Ex. 8:19)
32 But Pharaoh hardened his heart this time also, and he did not let the people go. (Ex.8:32)
The Lord offers us an invitation to ask Him for our heart’s desires. He will give us what we need, and quite often, what we want. Maybe we don’t believe it’s true because it seems so simple.
9 So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; [i]knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened. (Luke 11:9-10)
There is nothing that our God cannot do for us if He so chooses. His power is immeasurable. We can only begin to comprehend.
“The pillars of Heaven tremble and are amazed at His rebuke.
He quieted the sea with His power,
And by his understanding He shattered Rahab.
By His breath the Heavens are cleared;
His hand has pierced the fleeing serpent.
Behold, these are the fringes of His ways;
And how faint a word we hear of Him!
But His mighty thunder, who can understand?” (Job 26:11-14)
He uses the church to make up the body and help one another.
18 But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired. 19 If they were all one member, where would the body be? 20 But now there are many members, but one body.21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 On the contrary, [m]it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary; 23 and those members of the body which we [n]deem less honorable, [o]on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable, 24 whereas our more presentable members have no need of it. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked, 25 so that there may be no [p]division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is [q]honored, all the members rejoice with it. (I Corinthians 12:18-28).
You are more powerful than we can even begin to understand here on Earth! Help us to choose to do Your will even when it’s not the easy choice. Help us to ask for our heart’s desires, letting you show off your majesty for us with blessings. And help us to appreciate how you’ve made us all in Your image with a purpose for Your body of believers.