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By Richard Gazowsky
Lately I have been doing an intense study concerning God’s leadership skills, and His unwavering love for us. What I am amazed by is how many times (through the prophetic words that I have received) God has given me incredibly positive scenarios. Yet He never seems to fill in the blanks. In my more ignorant days I just made the silly assumption that it was my job to fill in the blanks. But that’s also why my results were usually incredible fiascos of self-induced disasters.
We all know the immense power that God possesses regarding everything. But what stuns me is how God restrains His overwhelming wealth of power, and chooses to exercise it within an immeasurable possession of humility. The most mystifying aspect of this attribute in God is the fact that He operates with such delicate precision. For example, I recently had a series of physical setbacks in my personal health. My condition became so severe that it became necessary for me to spend 13 days in the hospital. During the ensuing months of recovery I watched with great awe as my body began to heal and repair itself so perfectly that my health today is much better than before the illness happened. It is like I am living in a completely reconstructed body!
This is the wonderful and amazing body that Jesus has given me, pre-programmed with healing written into its very fibers. I must stop and just praise God for His forethought in including the replacement of dead cells in my creative makeup. In the same way, God has ingenious decisions that kick into play (if we ask for His help) whenever our previous bad decisions overwhelm us.
So why does God leave important elements in our lives blank? One reason is the test of faith. Another is His “need to know basis” of secrecy. God does not want to hide things from you, but from the enemy of your soul who would try to stop your blessing from coming. I am completely mesmerized by God’s straightforward honesty. He never plays games with us. Now let me talk more about the blanks. They are the blessings that God is about to give us that will fulfill desires we’ve had from our earliest childhoods ~ things God has promised us that are far beyond our human capabilities to acquire. And, when God brings such incredible blessings to us, He will not attach strings to them.
God gave King Saul the kingship and all the blessings that came along with it. Yet when Saul disobeyed the Lord, God didn’t immediately cut Saul off. He let him finish the remainder of his life while he did his own rebellious will. This is what is so elegant about God’s blanks. He doesn’t fill them in until the appropriate time. But if you desire to jump ahead of Him and fill in the blanks yourself, you do so at your own risk. God is calling us at the end of this year to an intense time of prayer, and for some fasting also. We want to stand back and not fill in the blanks with our own wills, but to wait patiently upon God for His divine direction.
Next week’s blog is entitled: “The Art Of Catching God Blessings”
Richard Gazowsky pastors a church in San Francisco called A Place To Meet Jesus. He has directed the films, “Guardians” and “The Roman Trilogy.”
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