If you're racking your brain trying to remember, click on the video to listen and sing-a-long to the theme song. This T.V. show was one of my favorites growing up, and my brother and sister and I would camp out in front of the T.V. wanting to see the next crazy thing about to happen in someone's lives. The show lasted about thirty minutes, and then the television audience would vote on the strangest or most unique situation.
If I'm truly honest, I feel like this TV series describes my life right now. I move from one CRAZY situation to the next, always wondering if what I'm doing is the right move?!?! Oh, the million and one thoughts that run through my brain each day... I sure do wish that my audience could vote and cast their vote for which move I should take sometimes. I also know that I'm not alone, and there are many other people wishing for the answers to fall the sky.
Here's the question..
.WHAT WOULD YOU DO TODAY IF YOU WERE CONFIDENT THAT GOD WAS WITH YOU AND WORKING IN YOUR LIFE?
Would you do something small like reconnect with a friend or do something a little more drastic like move to a new city or continent? Maybe it looks a little different for you...maybe you would...
- Visit a new church, small group, community group (or maybe just start going to church)?
- Start that new running or workout program that you've promised yourself you would start?
- Look for ways to meet new people or expand your circle of friends?
- Ask that guy/girl to go on a date with you?
- Do something that no one would expect you to do?
- Call that family member or friend?
- Open your mouth and share your faith?
- Rent or buy that apartment or house?
- Go on that mission trip?
- Learn a new language?
Would you do something totally unexpected and maybe even a little crazy that no one would ever dream you would do?
I'm not saying necessarily that we should do something completely different than what we are doing; I'm just asking you to at least consider the possibility.
Because I'm confident of this. Your response to that question IS what you should be doing RIGHT now, regardless of your banking account, marital status, or current life situation. I do believe it makes all the difference.
Because here's why and it's really good news...
GOD IS WITH YOU, whether you believe He is or not...or feel like he is or not.
Leaving Heaven, The Lord came to us as a baby over two thousand years ago. He lived a sinless life, died in our place, and defeated death so that we would always know that He is with us. He assures us of this truth over and over throughout scripture because I think He knows we need His assurance.
Isaiah 7:14-Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold the virgin will conceive and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel, which means "God with us."
Joshua 1:9-Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
1 Corinthians 3:16-Do you know that you are God's temple and that God's spirit dwells in you?
Zephaniah 3:17-The Lord your God is with you, a might one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
GOD IS WORKING IN YOUR LIFE, whether it seems like He is or not.
You are part of God's redemptive plan. God came to save you when you were still running away from Him. In His love and mercy, Jesus continues to pursue you so that you will know that HE is Lord and that He has GOOD plans for your life.
Jeremiah 29:11-For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope.
Philippians 1:9-And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Jeremiah 31:3-This is what the Lord says: I love you with an everlasting love. I will continue my faithfulness to you.
With these promises, I'd say it is worth considering, and when the Holy Spirit leads, take that leap of faith doing whatever God has called you to do...if you're not sure how the Lord would have you answer that question, remember that God only calls us to be faithful TODAY! In this moment, how can you best glorify God with your life at this very moment?
Baby steps of faith with lots of grace and mercy God will reveal the steps you need to take to be confident he is with you and working in your life.