Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What signs have you had lately? Isaiah 7:14

Good morning everyone,
Have you ever felt as though you were just going through the motions and wondering what the next step would need to be?  Sometimes I believe God puts us in that state so that we will depend on Him completely!  We have a choice to proceed in a manner that seems to be chaotic or we can surrender to the fact that we need help.  This past year has been a challenging year for the Hicks' family but it has been a year where I can see God moving in ways that I've never seen Him move before.  God is the Creator of solutions for every situation you are faced with if you will allow Him to work in and through you.  It may not be the route that you had intended to take for the solution but it can be the solution that will reveal His pure and perfect will.  Deborah and I have come to a cross-roads of sorts in our life, as I suppose a number of you have, and it is at those times that He stretches us in ways that we may not like how He twists us at the time, but the results are rewarding in His name.  When you are given signs from Him, do you trust His leadership or do you question Him too much and miss the opportunity that He is presenting to you?  When Mary was chosen by the Lord to be the mother of Jesus Christ, she was at a cross-roads of sorts in her own life.  Would she decide to get on board or would she say, 'Lord, not me!'  Isaiah 7:14 tells us, 'Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign:  The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call Him Immanuel.'  See when God gives you a Godly job to complete, only God can help you complete it!  If you are placed with a situation that seems too much for you to handle, it is probably time to consider including Him in the decisions that you will be making.  My wife has tried to tell me for several years that the decisions we make are not wrong, even if they seem wrong to us, as long as they are done with Him benefiting from the decision.  May God richly bless each of you as you seek Him to make those changes that need to occur in your life!
Your brother in Christ,

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