Ebbing & Flowing
The Lord indicates that His everlasting Love is at work in every event of our lives. Like He is intertwined with us, regardless of whether we acknowledge him or not. I am reminded of this concept, here in the southeastern United States, in the spring. This is when the wisteria blooms and it reveals itself. We don’t notice throughout the year how intertwined the plant can be with other bushes and trees, but in the spring its presence is revealed.
God has His will and we have ours. Only one can influence the other, and that power is not ours. He has influence on our lives. As we become more aware of his presence and his will, we begin to take notice and go with him. On some days our will and His flow smoothly together. In sync like a pair of Olympic ice skaters. Moving and acting as if they are one.
There are time when we feel like we are in control of our life. Some days just seem to flow with ease. On other days we feel as if we are swimming upstream, against the current of What God desires, where He wants us to be.
When that happens, stop and seek His Face. The opposition we feel may be from God, or it may be from the evil one. Use discernment, guidance from others and most importantly, scripture.
Pray about what you are experiencing. Let the Holy Spirit guide you through treacherous waters. As you move through the turbulent stream with Him, let your circumstances mold you into the one He desires you to be. Say yes to your Potter as you go through this day.
But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. (Isaiah 64:8 ESV)
We need to realize that for the clay to be transformed, it needs to be changed. It will not be the same when the wheel stops spinning. In our lives we have to accept that. That we are not going to be who we are. We have to be willing to accept the idea that we are going to be different, and we might not like that process, we might be fearful of the results, but we have confidence in the potter.