How many times do the following circumstances leave me exasperated in the busyness of life?:-
The computer screen flashes up the sign – “Failed to connect!”
The call of nature requires relief but when I approach the public convenience, a large sign declares – “OUT OF ORDER!”
When I meet a red light warning of danger on the highway of life, do I slow down, or crash through the lights at red, resulting in a wrecked life?
If I have failed to hear, or heed, the voice of God in my life, my circumstances will bring me face to face with Him. Guidance by circumstances! There are times when I need to slow down and listen to His voice. Every day I need the guidance of the Holy Spirit but I find there are times where I fail to consult Him, resulting in the consequence of my wrong choices. My circumstances (in the loving kindness of God), cause me to reflect where I lost my way. The signs flash across my mind, “Failed to connect,” “Out of order!”
Thanks be to God that the blood of Jesus redeems all my failure and sin. My failure is the result of my independence, but when I depend on the Lord and who He is, I find He makes a way, He gives me His victory and He gets the glory! My inability is the perfect credential God requires to manifest His ability through me. The apostle Paul was brought to the place of rejoicing in his infirmities that the power of Christ may rest upon him. 2 Corinthians 12:9 The Lord said to Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Paul then declared, “Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
The life of the Indwelling Christ is within us, waiting to break out. The trials of life are not to bring us down, but to show forth the mighty Christ!
Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
The Lord Jesus Christ will manifest through a surrendered life, a vessel to demonstrate His glory. As I surrender to the Lord Jesus, the “out of order” signs disappear from my life as His order replaces mine. His is so sweet. The “failed to connect” sign disappears as His divine life connects with my spirit and He guides my way. Hallelujah! What a Saviour!