Monday, June 18, 2012

Make Your Way Back - Adrianne Jackson

Then when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father have enough food, and [even food] to spare, but I am perishing (dying) here of hunger! I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight.   I am no longer worthy to be called your son; [just] make me like one of your hired servants.  So he got up and came to his [own] father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with pity and tenderness [for him]; and he ran and embraced him and kissed him [fervently]. - Luke 15:17-19 (Amplified Bible)
You have heard the story of the prodigal son. He wanted to go and see what the world had to offer so he asked his father for his inheritance before his father died. So he went out and partied and did all he could and then everything ran low and he was still empty and alone and doing much worse than he was when he was in his father's house. We are often just like the son. We ask God for His promises right now. We ask God for the mates we want to be the one, the great job that looks good on paper, all the other things that will make us feel good right now,  even though we aren't ready for them.

Sometimes in God's permissive will He says ok. He gives us exactly what we ask for. He gives us the man that treats us like a second class citizen. He gives you the woman who only wants to use you for your money. He gives us the car we really can't afford. He gives us everything we ask for even when we aren't ready because He needs to prove a point.

And when we get in the midst of that mess and things are falling down all around us we see that if we had waited on God we would have been much better off. When we do make the decision to go back we are better than before. We patiently wait for HIS choice because we've already experienced the results of making our own choices. This conviction is usually found in the midst of whatever the mess is that we got ourselves into.

Today make your way back to the Lord.  Let your pride go and get in the presence of God. Repent for wanting your will and not His. For moving ahead of His timing. He is waiting for you with open arms. Ready to embrace you, as you embrace His good and perfect will for your life. 

God loves you and so do I, and there is NOTHING you can do about it. 
Adrianne -
*Adrianne Jackson writes for Prophetic Writer   

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