Oct 19, 2009

The Only Answer to *Why?*

Ecclesiastes 3:14 ~from The Message Bible:

I've also concluded that whatever God does, that's the way it's going to be, always. No addition, no subtraction. God's done it and that's it. That's so we'll quit asking questions and simply worship in holy fear.

When faced with life, sometimes I ask God why. An example would be,
"Why was Princess Sweetness in an orphanage for 5 years."

"Why didn't you send us to her faster Lord?"

The reality is this...what is the purpose of life?

The purpose is that we are to revere God, as He alone is all powerful. To revere means that we respect and stand in awe of Him because of who He is. Purpose in life starts with who we know, it does not lie in what we know or how good we are or in anything we do. It is impossible for us to fulfill our God given purpose unless we revere God and give Him first place in our lives.

God decides the plans and purposes in our lives. If we live in obedience to Him, we can rest that we are walking in His perfect will. We won't miss a thing.

That being the case, I can rest that the length of time that Princess Sweetness has been in the orphanage was and is in God's hands. It isn't what I did or didn't do, as I had the first part right...my life is in line with reverence towards Him. My Knight and I have worshiped and been in awe of Him for many years now. Daily we come before Him, submitting our lives into His hands.

So, what should I do now?

I should live in awe of Him, I should submit moment to moment to Him, I should live those minutes given to me in worship. Worship. Simple worship.

Want to join me?


mom said...

I'll join you, Kimmie, knowing it is ALL in God's perfect timing!

Tammy ~@~

Kristen said...

I, too, will join your faith-walk. I was praying for Princess Sweetness earlier today and God revealed to me to pray daily for her continued peace and awe at the prospect of soon joining your family. When our faith lines up with His will...watch out world cause Heaven will move mountains to accomplish God's plan!

Renata said...

I'll join you as well. I love your faith & how you are so open in displaying your reliance on God! I often ask God why about things - I need to trust more.

"Indescribable" said...

I'm in too! I ask the same questions - and used to get caught up in it and then I realized that no matter how much I tried to figure it all out - it doesn't matter - b/c God is SOOOO BIG! (and 'because He said so'!)

what matters is that she's there and you're here working to get her home. I can't wait to meet her and we're praying for peace in her heart as she prepares to come to her forever home!

MommaMindy said...

Learning to pray and accept God's will AND His timetable is a sign of maturity. If the Lord had ASKED you ahead of time to wait while Princess was in an orphanage, for xy and z reasons, you would have said yes. But, He doesn't tell us ahead of time, He asks us to walk by faith. Sometimes, we are walking and there is NO ground underfoot; then He places our feet on solid Rock. I am so encouraged you are worshipping instead of asking WHY!

Amy said...

Count me in, Kimmie. This is something I struggle with daily. The heart is there...but the human keeps getting in the way.

As sisters in Christ, we can hold each other up with gentle reminders during times of doubt and fear. I've got your back, sweet friend. I'm grateful to know you have mine...(without my even asking).

With Love and Prayers,

Saminda said...

YES!!!!! I do. :) Thanks Kimmie, you inspire me so much!

Jared and Krista said...

I love your heart! Thank you for sharing part of your heart with me on the phone the other day to encourage me. Thank you for being so honest in your posts. This one was so encouraging and we as a family will be praying for peace for princess sweetness and for your whole family as you all await the day God brings you all together! What a joyous day that will be!

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