Job 1:20 & 22 ESV
Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. v.22- In all this Job did not sin or charge GOD with wrong.
Dig In! I heard those two words so clearly last night. Before I could begin my prayer to GOD and ask HIM for my next move. HE said "Dig In!" "Plant your feet even deeper in my word. Stay praising and praying. Stay focused and dig in."
Then this morning HE took me to the story of Job. There is a verse in between verse 20 & 22 (Yes, I know; you knew that. Of course 21 is that number.) Yet GOD reminded me of something as I read verse 21 today. You see Job said in verse 21: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD." I struggled with that verse in my younger years. Not because I did not understand that we should continue to praise GOD in the hard times. It's the way I've chosen to also live. Yet, not until I grew up in the spirit did I realize that verse 22 was not out of place. For it says that Job did not charge GOD wrongly, although he stated GOD took away everything HE had given to Job. The LORD showed me that HE and HE alone was all that Job knew. Job knew that GOD was the provider of all things, the keeper of all things and GOD of all things. So to Job if the things that GOD gave him were now gone, dead or utterly destroyed, then that must be GOD also. So Job chose to trust GOD and praise HIM yet the more!
I want to remind you to let GOD be all that you know. Nothing and no one is on the same level as GOD. Don't look at what others would call a misfortune and get off course. Praise GOD when you have everything and when you've lost everything. Praise GOD when you feel like it and when you don't. Don't stop fighting, working and believing GOD to fulfill every promise and to bring all of your dreams to pass. HE will do it! Do you believe this? If so, then prove it! Dig in and work for that thing like you never have before. Wake up early, go to bed late. Whatever it takes. Just dig in!
I'm gonna keep on believing GOD. Others disbelief in the miracles that are about to occur in my life won't phase or move me. For the only belief that matters in this case is my own and I won't stop believing. I'm gonna keep on praising, keep on believing and keep on pressing.
Be encouraged today and know that I am praying for you! (And to the person who just read that and said, "She doesn't even know me, so how is she praying for me." Know that I am specifically petitioning GOD for you. May this week bring Miracles, Signs and Wonders that will dispel all your doubts and fears in JESUS name!)