This morning in prayer and scripture God took my back to the beginning. Yesterday I blogged about a new/old song, today I received a new/old word, obedience.
Obedience, as defined by Miriam-Webster is (a) an act or instance of obeying (b) the quality or state of being obedient.
Obedient, as defined by Miriam-Webster is (a) submissive to the restraint or command of authority: willing to obey.
At first I thought how lovely, here we go again. From perseverance to obedience or back to obedience or back to obedience. Realizing that God never told me to stop being obedient, I just got caught up trying to do things out of his will, hoping he would give me a “better” option. I got frustrated how dare God ask me to do something one way and then tell me to go another direction with it; I found myself saying “God, that’s not the plan.” However I know, he has the best, better plan, I just have to stay the course. Upon finishing my morning prayer I open my Bible directly to Psalm 18 and this is what I found and a reminder to go along with my new word, confirmation so to speak.
Psalm 18: 20-24, 30 (The Message)
God made my life complete
when I placed all the pieces before him.
When I got my act together,
he gave me a fresh start.
Now I’m alert to God’s ways;
I don’t take God for granted.
Every day I review the ways he works;
I try not to miss a trick.
I feel put back together,
and I’m watching my step.
God rewrote the text of my life
when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes.
What a God! His road
stretches straight and smooth.
Every God-direction is road-tested.
Everyone who runs toward him
And just because, I am adding a heart meditation:
Jeremiah 29:11 (New International Version)
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.