Saturday, January 6, 2018

Todd Galberth's "Decrease" Devotional Notes: Day 6

Yesterday in Todd Galberth's "Decrease" devotional, the topic was moving out of God's way. Today's lesson was directly related to that, because a huge part of moving out of His way involves moving Him outside of our boxes. This section was called "Something You've Never Seen."

Todd Galberth - "Decrease" devotional / Todd Galberth online store

In yesterday's notes, I said that it's time for us to get used to having our plans flipped upside down because our will is oftentimes very different from God's agenda. By today's standards, that's a crazy idea. As humans, we all pride ourselves on being "in the know," but with God, everything we know can be thrown out the window without our permission. God doesn't need us to give Him the green light to move. He does whatever, whenever, however He wants to. It's impossible for us to put an unfathomable, immeasurable, indescribable God in a box, because as the Bible says, "Nothing is impossible with God" (Luke 1:37).

Today's "Medicine Music" was "I'm Getting Ready" by Tasha Cobbs Leonard (featuring Nicki Minaj). I know people (myself included) had a lot to say about this song (read my commentary here), but the lyrics are relevant when it comes to thinking outside of the God box. If we truly are ready to see something we've never seen, we have to position ourselves for overflow. Since we serve a God Who meets us where we are, if we want Him to do something different, we have to do something different. If you really want Him to blow your mind, you have to change your mindset.

Day 6 takeaway: In order for God to shift things in our lives, He needs to see a shift in posture and perspective. We need to shift from pessimism to positivity, to focus less on problems and more on praise. In this Christian walk, I'm learning that God is a promise keeper, but the fulfillment of those promises requires me to hold up my end of the bargain. He wants to see that I'm trying. It's hard, but I'm doing my best to give Him something to work with. Less of me, more of He.

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