Can I Please See Clearly, Lord?
I wrote in my journal specific prayers for me. My first one read:
1. To see clearly what You want me to do.
As I read my morning devotionals that morning it became very clear that God would not answer my first request the way I thought. But He did answer it, His way.
Here is what I found out:
You don’t know what you are going to do. The only thing you know is that God knows what He is doing (Oswald Chambers, January 2).
It is not for me to know. As I read Oswald Chambers that morning I realized that if I place my trust in Jesus I need not know the answer to that question, “May I see clearly?”
By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going (Hebrews 11:8, NIV). Emphasis is mine.
Each day I need only to pray and then to “go out” trusting God will be with me. Wherever I go and whatever I do.
Each morning as you wake, there is an opportunity to “go out” building your confidence in God (Oswald Chambers, January 2).
Here is a video by Chris Tomlin – I Will Follow
And as I am reading Not a Fan, by Kyle Idelman I know these truths:
Thank You for answering my request, not as I expected, but You did answer it. I don’t need to see clearly. I need only to follow You, Jesus. In Your Name, I pray. AMEN.
Janis, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. A writer since 2003, Janis co-ordinates a group blog called Under the Cover of Prayer. She is also a contributor to a group blog called Family and Faith Matters.
Janis is the author of the award winning children’s book, Tadeo Turtle, published by Word Alive Press. She is the author and watercolour illustrator. For more information visit Janis on her website He Cares for You. She is a member of The Word Guild andInscribe Writers Fellowship.