Today is March 12,2009. As I was preparing to update the blog for the site, the Holy Spirit told me to leave this up another week. Then He said, "Everything has to be done in order and that is where people are getting off kilter." So with that being said, here is the "Order" blog for one more go around. God bless you and have a great week.
When I go out to a restaurant any more, I am happy to just be there. I am not fussy about too many things, yet my daughter likes what she likes the way she likes it. She orders exactly what she wants. It is kind of a joke in the family about how particular she is. I admire her because she knows what she wants and 98% of the time she gets it. She is not a selfish or spoiled person. She is kind, loving and giving. But, she just knows exactly what she wants when we go out. She orders it her way.
I see people “out of joint,” so to speak, in the body of Christ today. The living Christ, as I have come to know Him, is a God of order. He is not a God who is going to just let you do whatever you want and get by with a lot of things. You cannot just name and claim anything you want from the Big Chef in the sky. He wants something more lasting for you than that. He requires your obedience and He requires your devotion if you are going to walk with Him. He is a God who means what He says and says what He means. He is a God of order, not a short-order cook who is ready to send down your request at your whims. This has nothing to do with calling those things that are not as though they are….don’t get confused.
He is a God of love and He requires an account of sin. He is a God of order. You can always count on Him being the same. I have known Him as a Father who loves me dearly and as a Father who chastises me when I get out of order. He requires from me an account of my past, my present and my future. He never changes on me so I can “take Him to the bank,” so to speak. I used that particular phrase since the world is so concerned about money and since I have been a branch manager.
When we fully, and I mean fully, come to Christ and want to do life His way, He requires that we run this race of ours His way. A family and home need to be in as much order as possible. When a home contains a husband and wife, for example, the man is the one who needs to wear the pants….not the woman. Most women I am around want to be able to respect their husbands but sadly enough, this is not happening. This is because there are almost two men in the house which causes everything to be out of order. Pray to God and ask Him to help you put it in order…..He will.
When God says in the word we are not to judge others, it means we are not supposed to be talking about anyone or He will judge us. He tells us that with the measure we use for others, that too is the way it is going to be measured back to us. God is a God of order and kindness for the good of everyone. Jesus wouldn’t stand around gossiping and backbiting. We are to follow His example and not talk about others, not even family members. If we do, we are out of order! We need to start at the beginning. Let the Holy Sprit be our guide. He will help you with anything that you want and help direct you in the things that you need if you will ask Him. In this way, you can ask for what you want and then wait for the answer to come from Heaven. But it is going to come in order. You just can’t claim what you want, as in a restaurant, and expect God to just let you always have it. People don’t talk a lot about the Holy Spirit and that needs to come to an end. It is a new day and the traditions of man are over. We need to start serving God instead of man and instead of our flesh. We need to start asking God what He would have us do instead of telling God what we want.
God is a good God but He is God. He waits and waits for us until we are finally the ones who just get sick and tired of our lives and then turn to Him for help. He requires devotion. He can require anything He wants because He is God and He is a God of order.
God tells us that if we delight ourselves in Him, He will give us the desires of our heart, but the catch is we have to do the delighting. It is the only way you are going to get exactly what you want. Believe me, if there had been any other way to go, I would have found it. I see clearly now that Satan didn’t want me to find this. Is he stopping you as well?
Naming and claiming things is fine if it is the Father’s will that you have them. Believe me, He knows and wants you to have what you want, but you have to let Him be the Chef. We have authority as a believer but it isn’t so we can sit back, get fat and do whatever we want. If you think this way, it is not from Heaven. We serve and need to serve God. He is a God of order, not a short-order cook.