Embracing What God Has For Us

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Picture is credited to my friend Joy, this was taken in Boracay, Philippines. I was permitted to use it.

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your life everyday, ordinary life–your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life–and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Romans 12:1 The Message

A lot has transpired in our lives since moving here. My life here is very different with my life when I was in the Philippines, I was working and busy with the ministry, while here,I am a proud stay at home mother and wife

We had so many plans before coming here. Plans to be part of a “ministry” or start a “ministry”.  It’s been three years since we moved. Our first year was full of challenges, we struggled, we felt discouraged and disappointed, we hoped, we dreamed. But things haven’t turned out like we thought they would. Most of the things we planned didn’t materialize and the things we didn’t expect, happened. We have plans but the Father has other plans for us. Instead of fighting, complaining and struggling we learned to embrace what He’s doing in our lives. We learned to place everything before God as an offering.

Embracing what God does for us is the best thing that we can do for Him, we surrendered  our wants, needs, plans, goals, visions, desires..everything. We took our life everyday, ordinary life–our sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life–and place it before God as an offering. We gave up our rights and expectations to what we do or where we go. We embraced what God has for us because that’s the best thing we can do for Him, in that way we honor and glorify His name.

Father, Your ways our not our ways, we praise you that you know the best. We depend on you to guide us. We know that you have better plans for us and you will surely direct our paths. Thank you for you did not allow our flawed plans to happen, because we know your plans are better and perfect than ours.

Linking up with Internet Cafe Devotions for Word-Filled Wednesday, My Daily Walk with His Grace for Winsome Wednesday and A Holy Experience for Walk With Him Wednesday

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5 thoughts on “Embracing What God Has For Us

  1. When I was a kid, I learned that verse in the old King James and have always rattled it off without really thinking. Reading it here made me stop and think about it. I loved the word “embracing.” I’m not sure I really embrace the parts of life that I don’t like. I might gingerly accept them, stuff them in the closet, or put them in an out of the way place. . . but embrace them????

    And I smiled when you said that you thought you would be part of a ministry or start one. . . .! I’m old enough now to realize that all the “stuff” that we are told to embrace is like the seminar that teaches us how to do the ministry that He is preparing for us. Out of the dark times, the valleys, the tears, and all that leaves scars comes the ministry He has for us. So scoop up all of it, don’t leave any crumbs, and embrace it. And so will I today. Thank you so much for this reminder!
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