Wednesday, July 18, 2012

__________ spaces.

Sometimes my life feels like one giant Mad Lib. (You know the game where kids fill in the nouns, adjectives, verbs, ect.) The story could go any direction at any moment. It could be hilarious. Or stupid. It's up to whoever is filling the blank spaces.

Oswald Chambers says this, "There are times when you cannot understand why you cannot do what you want to do. When God brings the blank space, see that you do not fill it in, but wait. The blank space may come in order to teach you what sanctification means, or it may come after sanctification to teach you what service means. Never run before God's guidance." 

David certainly understood the author of the blank space. He understood that his personal unwritten (in his mind) pages where small in comparison to the bigger picture. After God made a HUGE, everlasting covenant with David, he said in 1 Chronicles 17:17, "And this was a small thing in your eyes, O God."

He recognized that God sat in enthroned above the flood (Psalm 29:10). And therefore, God was preeminent among the small empty, unanswered questions in his life.

We all have blank spaces. Everyone.
Things that are in our life that are completely uncertain.

Where will I live?
Should I go back to school?
What should I do with my life?
Will I get married?
How many kids will I have?
What will their names be?
When should I by a car?
When will I find car?
How long before I can retire?
Will the Wal-Mart greeter position still be available?

David was a man after God's own heart.
I want to be a woman after God's own heart.
I want to know. To see. That God is enthroned over my little blank spaces, just like David.

And I'm grateful it's God filling in my Mad Lib-of-a-Life. And not me.

"May the LORD give strength to His people! May He bless His people with peace!"
Psalm 29:11


Tessa's Mommy said...

Thank you, Kayla, for writing this post. It really blessed my heart with what our family is going through at the moment. God is teaching us to be obedient to him even when we don't understand or when we have questions. You are a beautiful writer!

Kayla Michelle said...

I am so thankful that the Lord used this little post to encourage your heart. God is good. Hope you and your little family are doing well!