Adjusting to God? Try to Get God to Adjust to US?
During my research, I came across a paragraph that captured my attention. A.W. Tozer a biblical scholar wrote; "It is 'NOT' the ability to persuade ourselves that black is white or that something we desire will come to pass if we only wish hard enough. Faith is simply the bringing of our minds into accord with the truth. It is adjusting our expectations to the promises of God in complete assurance that the God of all creation cannot lie".
May I encourage you to remember examples when Jesus was either challenged or tempted? John 6:38 (KJV) states; "For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me". Jesus always adjusted to the will of God.
Questions: How are we using this time of social distancing? Are we building or working ourselves toward our glow-up / grow-up? Are we developing our skills and abilities? Or digging deeper into the Word, to continue the process of GROWING and GLOWING? Last question. Or are you spending most of your time trying to get God to adjust to your desires, expectations, or requests?
Let's punch this point out just a bit more. A fifth-grade boy who had heard a sermon on persistence in prayer was praying by himself in his room one night. As his dad passed his door, he heard the boy praying over and over again, "Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo." The next day, the dad asked his son what he was doing. The boy replied that he had given the wrong answer on a test for the capital of Mexico, and he was praying that God would make Tokyo the capital of Mexico.
I think the boy was a little unclear on the concept, don’t you? But sometimes, we do the same. We want God to adjust to us rather than our seeking what God wants from and for us while adjusting to Him.
Beloved, remember you’re in the process of GLOWING UP! Your light is glowing brighter. It's the enemy's job to discourage you from seeing yourselves as the glowing light unto the world.