God puts every person in His body where it pleases Him. A believer could be in a church where they are happy and content, it is where He wants you, whether a person be in their right place or not they will know deep in their heart.
Genesis 3:9 The Lord called unto Adam, and said unto him, where art thou.
Now God knew exactly where Adam was but He wanted Adam to take responsibility for what he had done. Adam disobeyed God and became the servant of the devil. He was no longer in the place where God put him. What did Adam do? He blamed God for giving him a wife that ate from the tree and then gave him to eat. One does not have to go far to get out of God’s will.
1 Kings 17:3-4 Go and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, you shall drink the water and I have commanded the birds to feed you.
During a time of drought God sent Elijah to the brook Cherith where he would have food and water. Now what do you suppose would have happened if Elijah had chosen a different location? God minsters to those in His will, not to those who go their own way. I don’t know what would have happened to Elijah but I do know this, the testimony of his life would have been far different. Men work with our rebellion, God works with our obedience. Where art thou? Are you where God can find you, where He can bless you and protect you? Do you know where you are? Is God where you are or is He far off?
John 6:66 From that time many (a large number) of His disciples went back, and walked no more with Him.
Why did these chosen men abandon Jesus? They did not agree with His doctrine! Let me let you in on a little secret, when I was a baby believer I didn’t always agree with God’s Word. Want to know why? Because I didn’t understand it. I have found since then that if I will stay with the Word long enough God will cause me to understand. Is God hard to understand? Is He complicated? No! His Words are Spirit and so they must be spiritually discerned or understood. God is never the problem, we are.
James 4:8 Move your heart closer to God, and He will come even closer to you. But make sure you cleanse your life, you sinners, and keep your heart pure and stop doubting.
The conventional wisdom appears to be like this, when things become difficult we move away from God. The Name of the Lord is a strong tower and the righteous run into it. The devil will applaud whenever you run from God, and he will cry when you run to God. You should never be more than just a prayer away from the Lord. I don’t want to go hunting for Jesus when I need Him, so I stay close at all times. It is not God’s responsibility to chase us down, it’s our decision how close we will be to Him. Where art thou? Do you know where you are? Do you know where God is? Draw nigh to Him and stay there.
Jesus Redeemed me from the curse, no poverty, no lack in my house.
Wealth and riches in my home, the devil is rebuked for my sake.
Father daily loads me with benefits, He takes pleasure in my increase.
I love being redeemed,
and I give my Lord all the glory.
We are about to embark on the greatest adventure and outpouring of God’s Spirit! This month the Holy Spirit is asking us to examine ourselves/take inventory so as God’s Vessels we can take our part and place in the Body of Christ!
Scriptures to meditate on:
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
Psalm 26:4 Lord you can scrutinize me. Refine my heart and probe my every thought. Put me to the test and you will find it is true.
2 Cor 10:6 It is written, and having a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
1 Peter 4:17 For judgement begins at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?
Psalm 139: 23, 24 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me of unbelief and lead me in the way everlasting.
2 Timothy 2:4 No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of (civilian) life: his aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him (God)! DO ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!