Friday, February 24, 2012

The Men's Group

This morning I visited  a men's group at our ministry house, Agape Celebration. As I was driving there, I was talking to God about my visit and asking Him to give me wisdom. I have a lot of experience with women's groups, but not with men. I was expressing to God that I needed Him to speak guy language  through me, because I was feeling clueless. How can I express the value needed for their group, and instill the foundations of relationship? My need for Jesus to work through me and to speak His words overwhelmed me.
By the time I got there and we talked it all went well. At least I think it did. And, later when God and I were talking again He led me to one of my favorite verses, Ecclesiastes 3:13-15:
"God made everything beautiful in itself and in its time-but he's left us in the dark, so we can never know what God is up to, whether he's coming or going. I've decided that there's nothing better to do than go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life. That's it--eat, drink, and make the most of your job. It's God's gift.
I've also concluded that whatever God does, that's the way it's going to be, always. No additions, no subtractions. God's done it and that's it, That's so we'll quit asking questions and simply worship in holy fear".
Well, I had to smile, because for me to stop asking questions would be a true miracle! I love the part though where this verse says "make the most of your job" and that is where God led me this morning after meeting with the men's group! It's like He was just telling me that it's His gift to me and it will go HIS way no matter what. He is in control, so it's okay. He is the one that put the group together in the first place, He made all the arrangements and set everything in motion, He moves in and out of each person there, He will use me while I am there and touch each life. I just have to worship Him. When I worship Him, I will get the most I possibly can out of life, and it will be absolutely beautiful to my soul.
I may not know what God is going to do tomorrow, but right now at this very moment, I know that He is here talking to my heart.  Right now, this moment I know that He led me this morning during the group, and He led me to this verse, and He continues to lead me moment by moment. If I talk to Him, He will lead me. If I worship Him; the conclusion is, all good, even in the bad, because it is well with my soul.
So, Jesus, Say that Again, You make everything beautiful, when I worship you!

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