God is so much more than we can even begin to fathom. It would take me years to tell you just how far I’ve come on my journey with Jesus…and to think I was far along as a kid, LOL (let’s all laugh together).
I used to be afraid to pray for anyone and anything other than myself or my family because I didn’t think God was big enough to answer my prayers and the prayers for others all at the same time. WOW. But God didn’t laugh at me or even scoff; He just patiently continued to show me just how absurd those thoughts really were (I was the one who said they were absurd though, not God).
And He never punishes us, either. We may experience consequences from our own choices and actions on this earth, but God never sets out to teach us a lesson.
Satan will do everything to convince us of that, but it’s never from God. God is just, yes, but He is also equal parts love, forgiveness, grace, understanding, mercy, and joy.
God created us which means He created human emotions: laughter, joy, anger, silliness, fear, etc. He even told us to fear Him, but not in the way Satan uses fear to control us.
We cannot keep putting God in our boxes, thoughts, and versions of Him.
It’s just crazy how much I’m learning all at once it seems. (This blog post seems to be a big mix of randomness, but here we are. I hope this touches someone.)
God’s plans are just so much higher than we can even begin to try to piece together or understand. He literally created all of the galaxies that seem to never end, yet He was so creative and personal in making an entire ecosystem on Earth that sustains us. His plans are so much higher than ours. His ways are so much more important than ours. His dreams, goals, and aspirations for us and His body are SO MUCH more than we could ever dream up ourselves. He can and will do exceedingly, abundantly more than we could EVER ask or think (ref. Ephesians 3:20).
Even if you think you are far along on your Christian journey, let me tell you, there is still so much more to experience and learn and enjoy. The truth really will set you free my friends. I can’t even put into the words the feelings and things I adore about our Lord. He is just so good and loving that it is immeasurable and so hard to put into human words and emotions.
I think sometimes we spend too much time asking God to show us what to do when He has already given it to us so freely in His word. Just open the Bible and see what will start to happen in your life.
I overcomplicate almost everything in my life, and God is showing me that it’s really all so simple. Just like Danny Gokey’s new song says, love God and love people.
If we put loving God and loving people as the priority in our lives, then we won’t need to wonder if we are doing what God has planned for us. It may be messy, hard, uncomfortable, and sacrificial, but it will fill your cup up so much that you won’t be able to imagine doing anything else.
Complacency and being comfortable are such dangerous places to live in. Change is healthy and it’s something we can guarantee will always happen. When you wonder what your next step for God should be, go out and do something for others and show them Jesus. Keep pursuing God and let Him reveal to you just how much more to Him there is than you could ever begin to imagine.
P.S. I now pray for every single thing that I can possibly think of and I stand firm on God’s Word and know that He will answer my prayers and He is always working on my behalf. His Word never comes back void. Remind Him of what He said, don’t give up in asking or doing good, and see the amazing things He will do in your life. And remember He is so much more than the earthly things you may be experiencing or seeing in front of you at this time. He already won the battle. He already won the entire war!
Hannah Smith, author of the Moving Mountains blog, is an accomplished individual who has experienced a lot of life in her 29 years.
At 19 years old, Hannah joined the Army. After moving around the country, she landed back where God wanted her in Ohio, even though she fought the whole way. She is now in charge of the prayer team at her church and seeks the Lord with all she’s got.
Hannah is married and a RN, but works as a stay-at-home mom to her daughter, Isabella, and her son, Grayson.
She loves to hike, travel, drink coffee, and talk about Jesus. Hannah also has a heart to create a home and life in which she can be a safe place for the hurting and the broken.
To her readers, Hannah says, “I believe that God set every single one of you reading this apart, for such a time as this. It is my hope and prayer that God would use the words I say to change your life in a way you and I never thought possible!”