Thursday Tips: Ask for Wisdom

hope

God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, 
   his merciful love couldn’t have dried up.
They’re created new every morning. 
   How great your faithfulness!
I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over). 
   He’s all I’ve got left.

 God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits
   to the woman who diligently seeks.
It’s a good thing to quietly hope, 
   quietly hope for help from God.

Lamentations 3:22-26, MSG

Today I’m sharing a retro video post because I feel like the lessons from last spring are just as applicable to this current season. I still find myself looking for answers: waiting, seeking, and hoping. I hope you are encouraged by God’s promises for your situation today!

Thursday Tips: Silence from Ginger Ciminello on Vimeo.

I’m still learning to apply those three things to my situation.

1. Passionately wait.

2. Diligently seek.

3. Quietly hope.

And I would add to that list:

4. Keep walking by faith.

Sometimes I forget to continue moving while I’m waiting, seeking and hoping. Jesus demonstrated leaving the throngs of people and going off on a mountain to pray… but after a few hours he came back down and kept loving those very people.

So how do I face the unknown future?

I walk in the truth that I know, I claim God’s good promises, and I confidently acknowledge that He will guide the life I have entrusted to Him.

Still learning,
Ginger

Not Knowing

 

“He went out, not knowing whither he went.” Hebrews 11:8

“Have you been asking God what He is going to do? He will never tell you. God does not tell you what He is going to do; He reveals to you Who He is. Do you believe in a miracle-working God, and will you go out in surrender to Him until you are not surprised an atom at anything He does?” – Oswald Chambers

Perhaps you’re like me and you find yourself both comforted and terrified by this statement at the same time.  My line of thinking tends to go a little something like this: “Lord, I trust you!  Do whatever you want.  Take me wherever you want… as long as I can see where we are headed.”  I want to follow, but I also want to lead.  How’s that working out for me?  Um, it’s kind of a standstill at the moment, to tell you the truth.  I’m realizing more than ever that if I want to step into the life that He has for me I will have to do just that: take a step.

Regardless what this week has in store, take a deep breath with me and remind yourself that the God of the Universe has designed us to know Him… not the road, or the step… but Him.

In her book, God Is No Fool, Lois A. Cheney writes:

“I once knew a young man who was searching for God. And I was touched by his search; and I prayed for his search; and I loved his search.He read a lot of books. He thought and thought about their ideas. He talked to many people, in pairs and in groups; they matched their minds with his and they furthered his search. He walked and sought God in the rain. He climbed and sought God on the mountain. He closed himself off from the world and sought God in his soul.He would describe his searchings and travels for truth. He would explain how he had meticulously and prayerfully sorted, rejected, and accepted.As the years went on, I changed from anticipating the recountings of his searches, to simply receiving them; to being bored with them: to avoiding them; and him. You see, he had fallen in love with his search. God just isn’t that hard to find.

Yes, God has revealed himself to us. In a myriad of ways He is telling us things about himself, communicating so everyone who will listen can hear. For that reason the Bible does not attempt to prove the existence of God. He needs no proof. His own testimony is proof enough for the honest heart.

“He is not far from each one of us” (Acts 17:27,NIV). The moment you come to Jesus Christ, you will meet Him.”

Happy Following,
Ginger