In the Center of God’s Will

I have always been one to fully live, embracing every moment for all it has to offer. But today, I have been graced with a paradigm altering revelation on this matter.

What if…..every moment of your life, every circumstance, every “cross”, every good and bad thing – was the Will of Father God for you; “ordained, arranged or permitted by Father for you” –  to teach you more of His love –  in a new or richer way than you have ever experienced His love before?

Most of my family are avid readers. We have a passion for learning.  But this morning I was reading one of my favorite theologians, Jean-Pierre de Caussade.  He said we can’t even “learn” from books alone. They are like the dough that must be leavened with the yeast of experience to become fully cooked in our lives.  We learn from the Holy Spirit – who is intimately teaching each and every one of us, in the moment by moment existence of our lives.  
No matter how educated you become, or how much you study in your life on any matter, even the Bible, you will always learn your truest and richest lessons, intimately constructed for your journey from the Holy Spirit, within your own heart and your life journey with other people.
Remember that scripture that says “Give thanks in all things, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus, CONCERNING YOU.”  ( 1 Thess. 5:18 )
Could it really be true?
What if we maintained this grateful awareness that Father was really in charge of every detail of our lives.  If any moment we struggled with something, anything, we would consider ……..what is Father trying to teach and show me now about His love for me, in a new or different way?
For sure, it could make our lives more palatable and acceptable, in so many diverse ways and moments, that would otherwise unnerve us. 

Why don’t you try today and this week – tuning into and considering every circumstance as an ordained and custom-made moment for you and your growth and development as a son or daughter of Father God Himself! “And consider it all joy” (James 1:2-4)
“All that happens to a soul, abandoned to God , is all that is necessary for it.”   Jean-Pierre de Caussade