8/13/2008

Confronting the problems of life

Has it ever happend to you that you spend all this time writting something and sudently you computer shuts down or you lose whatever you are writing... well it just happend to me :(
Well, let's start all over again.
I just started a new book, which is strange because I am not the kind of person that would read more than 1 book at once. I wouldn't be able to start a book if I hadn't finish the one I was reading before; but lately I start all kind of books. I have not too much time to read anymore but have lots of really good books that I am looking forward to reading so... I started a few.
Anyway, lately it seems like everything was going wrong and it didn't matter how much I prayed about it I got no answer (at least not the answer I was looking for). I am the kind of person that when I want something I want it now, and God, well let's just say that sometimes He has different plans. So here we are, in Granada, and still connected to our neighbour's electricity because it is August and in Spain, August is vacation time, and whoever is working doesn't feel like it much. So there are lots of things that we can't do. Of course there is a blessing in all this. We are connected to the neighbour which means, no, we don't have all the electricity we would like, but yes, we do have the electricity we absolutely need (let's just say I am tired of grilling and eating out).
So what am I trying to say with all this? Well I was down and God used this book to remind me the basics and lift me up. More than a book it is actually a devotional book. (For those of you that speak/understand spanish you can go to http://www.ebi-bmm.org/ and if you go to the ladies section they have all those wonderful devotional books that you can use for your own blessing or to use for ladies studies. ) So I am doing it in my daily devotionals. It is a study of the book of Nehemiah.
The first lesson was on "our best resource" which is prayer. It reminded me that sometimes when you are down it is the only time that we look up to God, and sometimes God has to remind us that He is in control. We need to put our trust in Him and not in man. It also talks about the need of being specific in our prayers. We also need to claim the promises of God when we pray. And lastly, it said that if I don't have peace during trials, it is because I didn't ask for it. God loves us so much, and He wants to give us so much.
The second lesson was "Nothing is impossible for God". It was talking about how Nehemiah was afraid because he was going to ask the king to change his own ruling. He had commanded that they would stop the construction of the walls, but he was going to ask the king to let him go to build them. He spent longer time praying than the time that he spent building those walls. Although everything seem to point out that his praying was pointless he trusted in Proverbs 21:1- The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
He knew that to change the kings heart he needed to go to the KING of kings and the LORD of Lords.
There is nothing impossible for God. There is nothing that He can't control. Whatever is going on in your life, leave it to God. Pray and do nothing unless He is leading you to do something.
Nehemiah prayed to God, and waited on him, for 4 months he prayed to God. Then God opened the door for him to talk to the king about it, and trusting in God to answer, he told the king his need. And God answered his prayer. I notice in Nehemiah 2:8 "I shall enter into. And the king granted me, according to the good hand of my God upon me." He knew that the king had given him what he wanted but he gave the glory for it to God. He knew that God was the one that really gave him his request.
Well, I didn't intend to "preach" I was just wanting to share a blessing. Hope this will be a blessing to someone also

Luk 1:37-- For with God nothing shall be impossible.



3 comments:

The Clanton Family said...

Gracias por la predicacion muy buena ya no tendre que ir a la iglesia hoy.hahhah es broma besos y cuidate

Nate & Arancha Photography said...

I love those books! I remember doing devotionals with you guys in Gijon! They helped me so much!

Deanna said...

I don't think I have that book...I will have to add it to my collection! I miss going through them for ladies' meeting. It was a blessing hearing different points of views that everyone would pull from each lesson.