July 10, 2017

July 10, 2017 Karla’s Blog
In today’s devotional, they mention Sovereign. As Americans many of us don’t really understand that concept. We don’t have a ruler with complete control over our existence. In Biblical times whom ever was king, had total power and authority over everything in their countries borders. Which is great if you have a good ruler, but many times a child would inherit the throne who had a taste of power, and be cruel. Almost drunk with their own power and the country had no choice but to endure.
God is our Soverign. He has complete authority over our lives. Every minor detail. Unlike eartly princes, Christ didn’t just reap the benefits of God’s rein, He made a huge sacrifice and suffered, giving his life to better ours. To give us an opportunity to have access to Heavenly realms.
GOD is our Sovereign, we are not entitled to question Him, or His actions. We are so incredibly blessed to have a God who will listen to our pleas and often give us what we want. However in His great wisdom, there are things we want, that He knows are not good for us. Absolutely everything we say to the Father God, He hears. He just does not grant every request, because He may have something better in the works already. We continue to pray for our wants and God has already provided for our needs in a way that is best for us in the long haul. GOD doesn’t play the immediate game, He isn’t here to make your life great and give you your every wish like a genie. He is ruler of the entire planet, solar system and existence. We are not entitled to anything. So any absolute prayer request that He grants, is a gift from the greatest power ever known. He loves us SO much, that He listens to our needs and wants and provides for all our needs. We have just become spoiled children who have been handed so much that we forget it is an ultimate gift just to have the Kings ear. He will provide for us when the time is right. He will give us exactly the thing we need and even more, but we should never begin to think we are entitled to anything. The creator of our world, and very existence, does not owe us anything. We should be immensely thankful we are given the opportunity to have a relationship with our creator, and never think we are allowed to demand more. He will provide your needs because He loves you. He won’t just give you something because it caught your eye, or you like it. We are allowed to pray and ask God, and He tells us exactly how to ask for things in His Word, then if it falls into the plan that He has for your life, He will grant your desires.
Thanks for sharing a few minutes with me today. Life has been very busy as we have several of James family visiting us in town, and I have a book to edit. Our shining star Shelby is going to be staying the night with us too. So much to be excited about and thankful for. Please continue to remember April and her job search in your prayers. She did have a good interview on Friday. We know God has the perfect place for her in mind and have complete faith He will provide for their needs. Ashley has started her new job in MO. We are very thankful and amazed as we saw God just providing over and over for their family in the planning of this move. Michael is currently looking for a new position, and a bit of a change in vocation. We know God has a plan, and we trust Him completely in providing for him. I begin work on this new book to edit today, which I am sure will be another best seller. I love being a part of the process.
It may seem silly to many of you as I ask you to be praying with me as I get through tomorrow. It will be 25years since the horrible drowning death of a man I was very much in love with. Michael Webber was a wonderful man. Father to 4 beautiful children. As a Karate teacher and mentor to many young people from his studio on main st. in Buford GA. He is still missed greatly. As a new Granddaughter was born this past March, I am sure his loss echoes in many lives today. Please keep his family in your prayers.
I hope you enjoyed today’s devotional message, and you can read along in, His Victorious Indwelling:

I called him but he did not answer. (Song of Songs 5: 6) Once the Lord has given us great faith, He has been known to test it with long delays. He has allowed His servants’ voices to echo in their ears, as if their prayers were rebounding from a contemptuous sky. Believers have knocked at the heavenly gate, but it has remained immovable, as though its hinges had rusted. And like Jeremiah, they have cried, “You have covered yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can get through”(Lam. 3: 44). True saints of God have endured lengthy times of patient waiting with no reply, not because their prayers were prayed without intensity, nor because God did not accept their pleas. They were required to wait because it pleased Him who is sovereign and who gives “according to his good purpose”(Phil. 2: 13). And if it pleases Him to cause our patience to be exercised, should He not do as He desires with His own? No prayer is ever lost, or any prayer ever breathed in vain. There is no such thing as prayer unanswered or unnoticed by God, and some things we see as refusals or denials are simply delays. Horatius Bonar
Christ sometimes delays His help so He may test our faith and energize our prayers. Our boat may be tossed by the waves while He continues to sleep, but He will awake before it sinks. He sleeps but He never oversleeps, for He is never too late. Alexander Maclaren

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