Monday, September 15, 2008

Asking

Jeremiah 45

1 The word that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had written these words in a book at the instruction of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying,

2 “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, to you, O Baruch:

3 ‘You said, “Woe is me now! For the LORD has added grief to my sorrow. I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.”’

4 “Thus you shall say to him, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Behold, what I have built I will break down, and what I have planted I will pluck up, that is, this whole land.

5 And do you seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them; for behold, I will bring adversity on all flesh,” says the LORD. “But I will give your life to you as a prize in all places, wherever you go.”’”


I don't think anyone can say that they understand completely what each scripture in the Bible is trying to say. At least that's my opinion and my experience. Often times I read and I don't understand a word. Other times I read and completely understand. Often the words I read make me have questions within myself.

This morning’s passage stops me in my tracks making me think back to "Ask and it shall be given you." What am I actually asking for? Am I asking something for myself or am I asking in complete trust that He knows and will supply everything I need because He knows my needs before I even ask?

Still, God wants to hear us. He wants to give us everything but more important, He wants us to abandon ourselves completely to His care because He sees the big picture. Through our conversations with God he is working out His ultimate perfection, listening to us, giving us what we need each day, and working it out so we might become one with Him. He takes us where we are and brings us to where He is.

2 comments:

selahV said...

Oh, dear sister, how blessed to know that His Word lives to reveal Himself stronger and mightier and more compassionate than we could ever imagine. As we seek the better for our lives, He plans the best. And me? I'm so often blinded by my need to be right about what I need, I fail to see how wrong I am until God takes me through the valley of sorrow and places me on the other side. selahV

Nonnie said...

certain parts of this post have been on my mind so much....thanks for sharing your thoughts, phyllis...
hope you are having wonderful days, with a hint of fall in the air!
hugs,
kimberly

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