When we joy over, the things that we’ve already seen God do,
We are reminded of His faithfulness and regain contentment.
You know we had been waiting on a part for several weeks.
It finally came in.
As I was pondering on it, I became enthralled again with my son and daughter whom I had sought the Lord for.
School, laundry and talking back sometimes clouds my clarity of the Blessings, that were such a monumental part of my life.
That part has come in, and now I find myself waiting on new ones.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with new parts, as long as they are guided and given by God, not gained by the trap of the enemy, discontentment.
If I’m not happy with the parts of my life that I’ve already seen God manifest,
the new parts will be no different.
We always think, when that part of my life “gets here”
or is fulfilled,
(new job, marriage, children, success) then I’ll be happy and really Praise God.
But I just read this morning that if our eye is single, we will see all of this clearly.
Matthew 6:22 TPT
The eyes of your spirit allow revelation- light to enter into your being. If your heart is unclouded, the light floods in! But if your eyes are focused on money, the light cannot penetrate and darkness takes its place. How profound will be the darkness within you if the light of truth cannot enter.
As I read this, I was looking at the clouds.
The sun is up there somewhere behind all that.
Let me say it this way, THE SON IS UP THERE BEHIND ALL THAT.
We need the clouds that blur our vision of His reality to move on out.
When we see Him for who He is, then it changes our whole perspective.
This is what I see.
In Luke 5, Peter, and his business partners had fished all night.
I would say, for money.
It was their livelihood.
But Jesus was watching them.
How they did things.
And He asked, like the gentleman He is, if He could use their boats.
They had fished all night.
Tired, frustrated, and broke.
Peter said, “Sure.” (My interpretation)
I don’t know how enthusiastic he was, but scripture reveals that he let him use the boat.
There was about to be a Kingdom swap.
Peter who once had cloudy vision, serving money,
was drawn to the Word.
Jesus then, after preaching (so I’d say some time passed)
Told the boys to cast out to the deep.
“We’ve fished all night, Jesus, and then you preached a whole sermon.”
“How could you possibly ask us to cast again, not to mention in deeper waters!”
But AT YOUR WORD….
The boats launched, and the haul was made.
So much so that the nets began to break and the blessing rubbed off on the business partners!
The Goodness of God, led Peter’s heart to change and realize from that day forward, that whatever He put to use for the Master would produce and then some!
I would say when times got tough and Peter was about to give up, the Holy Ghost reminded him to Re JOYce over that day!
Feeding on the Faithfulness of the Father.
(I just went back and read that old blog. It’s a good one!)
So, I encourage you today, if you’re waiting on parts, of your life to change to be happy,
start Re Joycing over what you’ve already been given.
If you’re a believer, you HAVE been blessed with all spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1).
If you’re not a believer yet, you can be today.
You just simply respond, like Peter, to the Words of Jesus.