You Can Call Me Crazy, but. . .
Some people might call me crazy, but as of late, I have been asking God to direct my every step. I have actually taken to heart the verses Proverbs 3:5&6 which says, “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, lean not unto your own understanding. Acknowledge him in all of your ways, and he will direct your path.”
It is amazing the changes that have come over me since I have been listening to the still, calming voice that I sense inside my spirit.
Laying It All Out
God leads me to scripture. Recently he led me to this verse in Philippians 4:6 which says, “be careful (anxious) for nothing , but in everything in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, make your requests known unto God.”
He has led me to study out the meaning of words in the Bible by using the Concordance.
I learned that the word “prayer” specifically in this verse essentially means to lay it all out to God. He wants us to allow him to look at not only the situation and the request, but also to look at our motives behind the request.
Knowing He’s Got Our Back
He wants our motives to line up with his mission for us which can be found in Matthew 28:19&20 and in Mark 16:15-18.
He doesn’t want us anxious. He wants us to ask him for what we need and trust him to supply it to us.
I have had a problem with anxiety for a long time. Whenever I have ever had a problem that I didn’t have an immediate solution for, I would get anxious.
Now whenever I feel that anxiety coming on, I lay it all out to him. He knows when I feel anxious, but he wants me to acknowledge that he is always my solution. I just have to learn to trust him and believe that he wills the best for me.
God Opened a Door
Having learned the need to trust in God and his direction, I have recently accepted the position of pastor of a The Faith in God Church in Brandsville, Missouri. This is not a position that I can take lightly. As it says in Psalm 127:1 Except the Lord build the house, we labor in vain. Also I am thinking about the idea that as pastor, I am responsible for others. Its sort of like when I was raising my children. I couldn’t just leave when I want. I am excited and scared all at the same time. I have been praying concerning how the Lord wants me to proceed. I have to remember that this is a journey, one day at a time.
Donna Brown is an ordained minister. As Author Cygnet Brown, she has recently published her first nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener
She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. which includes When God Turned His Head and Soldiers Don’t Cry, the Locket Saga Continues, and most recently, A Coward’s Solace, Book III of the Locket Saga.For more information about Cygnet Brown and her book, check out her website at http://www.cygnetbrow.com .