Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Benefits of Acknowledging God

A life without God’s guidance will lead to frustration, fear and cause an imbalance life.   Have you or do you feel tired of the hustle and bustle of the day to day responsibilities on your things to do list?  If you ever find yourself at your wits end or overwhelmed, you know exactly what I’m talking about.  Let God establish His order in your day to day routine.
The Scriptures are filled with God’s promises to lead and guide us with His wisdom.  Proverbs 3:6 says, “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”  So what happens when we do not acknowledge Him?  We find ourselves doing what we know to do, and sometimes we are not prepared for things that come up in our lives that we didn’t predict.  Not acknowledging God says, we become our own god and we are independent of His guidance in our lives.
Acknowledging means to admit as true and to recognize the authority or claims of; meaning when we acknowledge God in our day to day routines, we are admitting that we are nothing without Him.  We are admitting that we are in need of His guidance, His wisdom, His counsel and His direction.  Sometimes when we do something on an everyday basis, it becomes routine and familiar; so subconsciously we think that we can handle it.  We must realize that we can do nothing without the Lord’s help.
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go:  I will guide thee with mine eye.” Psalms 32:8.  Spending time with the Father in prayer and His Word assures that the well of the Lord will never be empty.  Not only will He keep you refreshed, but He communicates to you everything you need for your day and week ahead of you.  That is a promise that the Father made to His children; He will instruct you in the way to go and then He’ll teach you in that way.
We live in a society where everything is on rush, speed and fast pace.  No one takes time to breathe.  Everything and everyone needs your attention NOW; and these are the things that can steal our moments with God.  However, God will show you how to remove all the excess weights in your life; remember we control our schedule and God will show you what you can and cannot do.  This is what is going to keep you balanced, happy, calm and relaxed; spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically.
My life is very full; I run a graphic and print shop, I have a non-profit outreach ministry, where we do outreach activities, I have my speaking business where I’m a life coach to people as well as a workshop facilitator and I’m a full time pastor with a mandate to uproot and plow through the layers of faulty foundations that causes people to be stuck.  The only way I am able to do what I do, is by acknowledging God, spending time with Him and resting in the grace that He’s given me to do His assignment.  I don’t do anything that I don’t sense the grace for.
 Put God in the driver’s seat today.  He knows every route and even the alternate route when traffic is backed up.  He never sleeps nor slumbers; so you can rest in Him knowing that He that started a work in you will complete it.  He’s just waiting for you to acknowledge Him so He can drive your vehicle.  Everyone’s vehicle is different, some may be in a bike, motorcycle, car, van, plane, train, or boat; whatever the mode of transportation is let God drive it.  He knows how to get you through life without calamities.
Pastor Karen Presley