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During my time in Montana I really started seeking God. And amazingly, the thing that helped me connect with Him the most was realizing who I was in His eyes.
I attended a Bible study for women who’d had abortions. Through that study I realized that no matter what I’d done in the past, God saw me as forgiven. He saw me as a beautiful child. He had good plans for me—plans to give me a hope and a future.
Through personal Bible study, God showed me the flawed people He used for His glory. For example, King David was a nobody before God made him a somebody. And even when David was a somebody, he committed sins that would make anybody cringe: adultery and murder, just to name two. Yet God called David “the apple of His eye” (Psalm 17:8) and “a man after His own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14). Why? Because King David made himself available to God—to fight God’s enemies and lead God’s people and to worship God no matter what anyone else thought.
Even at the end of his life, David gave God glory for every good thing that had happened to him.
In 2 Samuel 23:5 (NLT), we read, “Is it not my family God has chosen? Yes, he has made an everlasting covenant with me. His agreement is arranged and guaranteed in every detail. He will ensure my safety and success.”
I love that. We need to see God as He sees us: arranged and guaranteed in every detail.
And when we need to trust completely in what He can do (to quote this verse again), “He will ensure my safety and success.”
But these plans aren’t for David alone. In Isaiah 55:3 (The Message) we read, “Pay attention, come close now, listen carefully to my life-giving, life-nourishing words. I’m making a lasting covenant commitment with you, the same that I made with David: sure, solid, enduring love.”
We are only available to God when we trust Him completely, when we trust in His sure, solid, and enduring love.
Can you trust Him like that? Can you know that whatever God asks you to do is the natural outflow from his sure, solid, and enduring love?
We need to know that whatever He asks us to do, He has us covered.
Second Corinthians 12:9 (The Message) reads, “My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness.”
To be available to God, you must trust Him. Trust He is:
A BIG God with BIG dreams.
A God who has made an agreement with you that is eternal, final, and sealed.
A God who will constantly look after your safety and success.
A God who will be strong in your weakness.