For several years I have been writing a blog every week and posting it on Sunday. I don’t have any idea of what I might write about until one or two days before. I will pray for a word to give and wait for the Lord to give it to me. Sometimes I spend hours staring at a blank page before me on my computer screen. So long as I strive, the Lord will not help me. And just as soon as I surrender, it just comes pouring out.
I pray that you would be inspired by this week’s blog to sit in His presence and see what He has for you. Here is what poured out, and I added the devotional words and verses after:
Whenever I try to be clever, God remains silent. “The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him” (Lamentations 3:25 ESV).
Whatever you do for the Lord, let it be inspired by the Lord, and the result will be everlasting. We think too small of what we do and too little about what we think may become of it. But the Lord is doing great things through small acts and is not limited by whatever limited thoughts we may have.
Don’t try to impress others with who you are but inspire them with who they can become. The Apostle Paul wrote, “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase” (1 Corinthians 3:6-7 NKJV).
To be inspired by God does not take any skill or effort on your part. It only requires a yielded life and a willing heart such that you will wait for His leading. You can accomplish more by one word inspired by God than a thousand conjured up through your own clever little mind.
Until we are broken and yielded unto God, we are just another zealous soul working counter to the Kingdom of God. The Apostle Paul “…persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it. …being more exceedingly zealous…” (Galatians 1:13-14 NKJV). Then Jesus broke him.
When we are patient through the silence of the waiting, we will find something gloriously worth waiting for. Don’t worry about the blank page that looks back at you, knowing God will soon fill it with words. The longer the wait, the greater the flow, and the fuller we will be at the end of it.
If you want to be inspired by God, then you must wait for Him. “Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day” (Psalm 25:5 NKJV).
If you want to be an inspiration to others, then you must first be inspired yourself. God can inspire us with such an overflowing inspiration that He can then inspire others through us. Don’t think for a minute He is relying on you but only choosing to use you for a time as an instrument in His work.
Clever thinking hinders divine inspiration. “For it will not be just you speaking, but the Spirit of your heavenly Father speaking through you” (Matthew 10:20 CJB).
God can inspire you in every area of your life. The Lord is not limited from touching anything around you, except whatever you refuse to bring to Him. Give Him everything and hold nothing back, and you will experience a life of everlasting peace that can be found in no other way.
Never hesitate to ask God for direction and never rush to do things apart from Him. “Make me know Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.” (Psalm 25:4-5 NASB).
In however you are stuck, just lay stuck at His feet, refusing to move until He inspires you. The problem we have is we strike out on our own two seconds too soon, thinking He isn’t going to help us, and this is robbing ourselves of all that He was just about to do.
Don’t wait to be inspired; pray to be inspired. Paul asked believers to be “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit…that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel” (Ephesians 6:18-19 NKJV).
There is a life we are meant to live with the Holy Spirit being ever-present in our lives. We are to have the fullness of God and the guidance from heaven for every move we make here on earth. The reason so few have this is that so few take hold of it. We must believe the promises made in the Word of God.
You will not walk in your anointing until you first sit in His presence. “But you have an anointing from the Holy One [you have been set apart, specially gifted and prepared by the Holy Spirit], and all of you know [the truth because He teaches us, illuminates our minds, and guards us from error]” (1 John 2:20 AMP).
If you want to live an inspired life, you must believe that you can. If you want to be an example to other believers, then you must be a believer. Believe now for all that God can inspire you to say and to do in the days ahead and watch as your life becomes heaven’s song in the Hands of the Master.
You are but the violin in the Hands of God. “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us” (2 Corinthians 4:7 NKJV).
Blessings to you,