Tonight’s message at Bible study was simple and direct: … Render to God the things that are Gods. Everyone seeks to fulfill a sense of purpose, no matter how misunderstood. Teaching from Psalm 116:12, Bishop provoked the question: What, in deed, will we render unto God for all He has done for us? And further enjoined us to speak our destiny even as we drive about during our days.
What would happen if each day, upon rising, we each and all declared, “This year, I will fulfill the goal of God for my life!” What then.
On another note, I shared ‘heated fellowship’ with a family friend yesterday because I did a poor job not only creating space for another to confess and account for his actions but in conveying the following point Oswald Chambers makes so eloquently and consistently.
“Let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well-doing.” 1 Peter 4:19
To choose to suffer means that there is something wrong; to choose God’s Will even if it means suffering is a very different thing. No healthy saint ever chooses suffering; he chooses God’s will, as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not. No saint dare interfere with the discipline of suffering in another saint.
And tonight, I received the excerpt from Cindi McMenamin‘s book, When A Woman Discovers Her Dream from a friend who yesterday survived one of her worst days on the job. I receive it as confirmation.
If God took the time to design you as the wholly unique person you are, don’t think for a minute He left out what He designed you to do and be. It’s written on the fabric of your heart. He’s numbered our days and He’s dreamed of the day you would discover- and grab hold of- the dream He has for you. Sure, He gave us choices in what we’d like to do. But let’s face it, most of us settle for what life brings us. Few of us dare to dream of what God might have had in mind when he make us the unique way that we are and breathed His life unto us.
The gauntlet has been tossed before us. I double dare you to dream out loud.