“We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
Thank you for your sincere sharing last Sunday on the Awesomeness of God in relation to our call to Hollywood ! This week we have been specifically praying that God has helped you set aside a few minutes each day to delve into His greatness.
In Day Three of our study, MacDonald writes, “Choose to bury your face and even your tears in the mystery of His sovereignty.” (69) I learned two lessons from this statement. First, when the difficulties of life overtake us, we as believers are faced with a choice to accept or reject God’s sovereignty. During the darkest times in my life, that choice seemed daunting. When I realized, however, that I could choose to step out in faith and trust God, I was flooded with peace and comfort. Secondly, this statement tells us that embracing God’s sovereignty is hard and often filled with resignation and tears. It reminded me of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane tearfully wrestling with submitting to His Father’s will. In the moments when I cannot see God’s purpose in my life, submissive tears fill me with the assurance that the God of the universe has it all under control.
Now it’s your turn. In what past or present circumstances are you having difficulty accepting God’s sovereignty? Will you prayerfully and tearfully submit to Him this week ?
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I was thinking these past couple weeks why God’s Sovereignty was not one of my active views of Him. It is something that I have always struggled with, because like many, I want the loving, tender God. Then God totally revealed something to me this week: compromise is complete disregard for God’s sovereignty. I realized that I am a compromising Christian. Many of the Christians I know are compromising Christians. What I mean by that is, we let God be God in some areas of our faith and lives, but not all. We want him to make us successful but we don’t want to struggle. We view God as an awesome God, but not an all-encompassing God. I felt that in order to survive as a Christian in Hollywood, I would need to compromise and let go some of the Biblical views I have held for my entire life. I actually heard someone say “You cannot be a Christian and hold onto those old beliefs.” I have had difficulty letting God be sovereign in my beliefs, in my view of my career and in my walk with him. I need to submit to him all the things that I have been afraid to give him, especially my views of him, even if they are in contrast to what I currently believe about him.