What Does God Expect From His True, Genuine Children?
Deuteronomy 10:12-13 – And now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord Your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good.
When God first put this Blog on my heart, I did what I always do when I am being stretched out of my comfort zone. I argue and wrestle with Him.
Moses has always been my go to person in God’s Word when God is calling me to do anything that seems out of my small world of intelligence and comfort.
Exodus 3:11 – But Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?
Exodus 4:10 – Moses said to the Lord, “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in speech nor tongue.”
Exodus 4:13– But Moses said, “O Lord, please send someone else to do it.”
When God started prompting little by little for me to go to college to obtain my degree in Early Childhood Education, my first two responses were no way no how because I was just an average student in school and the green paper that we call money, I had none.
Just like my life’s journey, my teaching career did not take the “normal” road. God had a special task for me and only I could do this task. Moses was the one God called to bring the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage and God was calling me to a specific task that would require me going to college for a degree in Early Childhood Education.
God promised to be with Moses, and He promised to be with me. Exodus 4:11-12 – The Lord said to him, “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”
Just like Moses, I had to take the first step, obedience. January 1992, I drove from my home in Douglasville, Georgia to West Georgia College in Carrollton, Georgia, and I wrestled, cried, complained, reasoned with God all the way there. That first step required another, and another, and another until finally March 1996 I walked across the stage at WGC to receive my long awaited degree.
God does not just promise to be with us, but He also promises to provide the resources we need to accomplish the task He has called us to do as long as we are obedient to Him.
Philippians 4:18-19 – I have received full payment and even more; I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
The road God chose to pay for my college degree was very different from how He chose to pay for Jeremy’s, Bobby and my oldest son, college degree. Jeremy’s college journey with God was beyond amazing.
I was instructed to take out a loan and not sure how I was going to pay this loan back, but God had a plan. I could not see this plan, so I had to trust and obey the One and only One who knew and could see the big picture.
One year and a half after God called my mother home to Him; I received my gift from my parents. It was a sweet fragrance. My inheritance from my parents paid in full the remaining balance on my student loans. Not only did this gift pay off my education loan but we were able to erase our other debt except for our mortgage.
God was setting up the stage for the whole reason He sent me to college.
What is God’s plan concerning this Blog? What does God require from His children?