Topic: Exodus 31:13
"Say to the Israelites, 'You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the LORD, who makes you holy" (Exodus 31:13).
Doesn't it encourage you to know that God is committed to our journey and desires to keep drawing us onward in knowing Him!
He searches our hearts and minds in order to refine us and teach us. Those niggling thoughts of things you need to let go of in your life is His call to you to journey forward. He instructs us and inspires us so that we will be encouraged as we go. We do not walk alone and He calls us to listen as He leads. He tests us and disciplines us. He humbles and exalts us yet He cannot work outside of His deep love for us ... and we know we can trust His goodness.
He is our God and our Father, the One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. He is so big yet so concerned about the specifics of "me". Wow!
You are the One who Sanctifies; You are at work making me holy. What a thought, Lord. I feel so far from holy yet You promise to refine me and teach me, to instruct me and inspire me.
Thank you that You never work apart from Your love for me. I trust Your goodness toward me even when I cannot understand it. Thank you that You are committed to my growth and my joy.
You are the One God who is over all and through all and in all. You are magnificent beyond my comprehension yet so loving and kind as You lead me on to blameless living, that is, living without rebellion in my heart. Show me today where any rebellion exists and help me to allow Your refining process to draw me upward and onward in complete trust in Your goodness. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.
Do you trust God's goodness even when you don't understand it all? What do you do when doubt about God's goodness overwhelms you?