Written & Published by Lolita Buck
I used to believe that circumstances moved God. Whether it be happy times or sad moments in life nothing moves God like purpose & our ability to trust his plan for our lives. He is not going to change his agenda based upon our emotional response to the highs & lows of life.
We can cry all night, just as we can shout and praise him from sun up to sun down. But it doesn't alter his plan for our lives not one bit. It took many years for me to get this. It is only when we learn to trust his will for our lives that things fall into place. Trust me, it can be a roller coaster ride at times. But pleasing him is essentially what the move of God in our lives is all about. Ultimately it's all for his glory & honor.
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
Believe it or not God has a perfect plan for each of our lives. But it requires a change in mindset. And whether we're ready to face the reality of what that plan is or not it happens regardless. We actually have no say so in the matter. Because he is the one running the entire show from start to finish. So I guess the question isn't so much what moves God? But instead, how can we move in God's purpose for our lives? And do it in a way that makes him happy?
Often times we want God to move on our behalf. But this entire journey called life is about us moving on his behalf. Positioning ourselves so that our lives mirror his amazing love.
As the scripture below suggests even our enemies will be at peace with us when our ways please the Lord. And believe me when I tell you, you will have enemies. That just comes with the territory. I mean if you're doing this walk with God the correct way, you should come to expect them. The good news is that they can't alter God's plan for your life. The not so good news is that they will do everything in their power to frustrate his plans.
"When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him."
It's okay, they did the same thing with Christ. They thought their plans were successful. But in reality it was all an epic fail because on the third day he was was resurrected. See that's what I'm talking about. It didn't matter that they made his life a living hell on Earth. God didn't stop them because it might have been uncomfortable for Jesus. His moves were in alignment with his overall divine plan. And Jesus just had to trust him throughout the entire process. It wasn't easy though because there was a point where he sweat drops of blood & had to pray alone in the Garden of Gethsemane. He actually asked God to remove the cup from him, but then he remembered it wasn't about him, but instead his Father's will.
Jesus went out of the city to the Mount of Olives as he usually did. His disciples followed him. When he arrived, he said to them, "Pray that you won’t be tempted."
Then he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, "Father, if it is your will, take this cup of suffering away from me. However, your will must be done, not mine."
Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and gave him strength. So he prayed very hard in anguish. His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.
So now back to the original question at hand, what moves God? I'd say ultimately his overall plan & also any willing, reliable, vessel who can be used for his purpose, in the Earth. If you feel you meet this qualification & you're able to trust him every step of the way. Then get ready, because you are about to experience the journey of a lifetime.
As you go forward in your daily journey I extend love & peace to each of you. I pray that you find your "it" and that you OWN IT. That the chains of this world be broken off of you & that you walk in the light that God intended you to walk in.
With dedication & servitude