We all have birthdays that are special to us for a certain reason. I recently turned 50 and it felt like a significant shifting point in my life.
Early on that morning the Holy Spirit spoke to me gently and invited me to come and sit with Him on the beach and talk through what me turning 50 meant to Him.
It’s at times like these that we have the choice to listen to His invitation or turn around and go back to sleep. Over the years I’ve learned that I’d far rather go without sleep, than miss what the Creator of the Universe (and my Dad), wants to talk through with me.
God, what do You want?
As I sat with Him on the beach, I asked Him the question, “Lord, what do I get to leave in the past 50 years and what do I get to take into the next 50?”
He said something to me that will forever shift my perspective of my daily life. “Just spend each day doing what delights My heart – and I’ll unpack that for you throughout the day”
I literally sat and wept at the kindness, and majesty, of that statement.
Get your priorities in the right order
It reminded me of the promise is Matthew 6:33. Jesus is talking about how much God wants to provide for us as we get our priorities in the right order. He says,
But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also. (Amp)
We GET to focus on what God wants
The FIRST statement in that verse says that we need to focus on His Kingdom and His righteousness (our part). THEN He will look after everything else (His part).
What a deal! We don’t even need to be worrying about what we will wear or what we will eat. We just GET to focus on doing what delights His heart and He’ll take care of the rest.
Go on the adventure with Him
If you choose to say “yes” to this invitation from God, it will take you on an adventure into discovering the things that really matter to God. The things that pull at His heart and the things that put a huge smile on His face. What a marvelous invitation. Will you accept?
Connect with Lisa van den Berg at The Ways of Wisdom where she can coach you to confidently hear the voice of God and learn how to get His direction for your life.