There are 2 songs that have ministered to me greatly this week. Chris Tomlin’s Good Good father and Travis Greene’s Thank you for being God. As I listened to both songs, I got to thinking about my attitude while I wait for His promises and for my prayers to be answered or to manifest. Some of my favorite lines in both songs are below:
Thank You for Being God – Travis Greene
You’re too big for errors
You’re too wise for mistakes
You are a mighty God, perfect in all your ways
Good Good Father – Chris Tomlin
You’re a good good father
That’s who you are
And I am loved by you
That’s who I am
You’re perfect in all your ways
Both songs speak so strongly to my heart. See, I am at that point where I am in waiting and in the past it’s been difficult because I have waited anxiously and felt like I was doing it in a vacuum. Think about it – a vacuum is completely empty. There is nothing there, it is vacant and so you can either fill it right or wrong. My advice to myself and anyone in this period is – Stay in the place of worship, stay in the place of praise, stay in the place of prayer and most importantly, stay in the place of service! Staying keeps you focused and not distracted. Staying brings you closer to the father. Remember God is perfect in all of His ways towards you… Don’t try to figure out things on your own and like my pastor(Jide Lawore) once said ‘Let Him Do the Heavy Lifting’, permit me to add that He’s got the muscles for it! I am convinced now more than ever that my God is too big for errors, too wise for mistakes, is a good, good father and is perfect in all of His ways towards me!
I leave you with this scripture: Proverbs 3:5-8
Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
Don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
He’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
Run to God! Run from evil!
Your body will glow with health,
your very bones will vibrate with life!
Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
6 In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
7 Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil. [Prov. 8:13.]
8 It shall be health to your nerves and sinews, and marrow and moistening to your bones.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own understanding.
6 Acknowledge him in all your ways,
and he will make your paths straight.
7 Do not be wise in your own estimation;
fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
8 This will bring healing to your body,
and refreshment to your inner self.
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