We pray, “Lord use me”.
We sing, “I surrender all, I surrender all. All to thee I surrender. I surrender all.”
But do we really? Do we really mean it?
We are faced with opportunities everyday. He gives us opportunities everyday to be used by Him, to put your “I surrender all” into practice.
Do you recognize it? Do you recognize Him?
When your spouse asks you to run an errand for him, do you grumble? Do you humbly say ok?
When your child says, “Mom, can you play Sorry with me?”. Do you recognize this as a place of surrender? Because there are a thousand other “important” “need to do things” that you NEED to do.
It is in the small, insignificant things that can bring the greatest joy. The greatest sense of accomplishment.
Then there are other times when things don’t go our way. We wonder, “Lord why have You forsaken me?” Oh woe, is me. Things are not going the way I had planned. Do you recognize that He is in the change? Do you remember what you sang in church last Sunday? Do you remember the prayer you prayed this morning, “Lord, use me. Have Your way in my life?”. Rarely, we do. We see those things as something other than God at work.
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.”
“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
It is when we take a step back and remember what we sang, remind ourselves of what we have prayed, and remind ourselves what we have been meditating on that we see.
He is faithful and just. He gives us little, gentle reminders that life is not about us. It is about Him and what He wants.
God is good people. God IS good.