His Path Home

Heavenly One, we desire the path to You alone. Our eyes are searching and You promise to be found. You rejoice in how You lead us even when it does not seem to make sense and we celebrate You before we know quite where we are.  This is because all our hope and trust are in You and we know You will not, cannot fail.  Oh how we seek to love You because we know You have loved us first and still love us beyond everything we can understand. Thank You for being our God. In Jesus' name, Amen
Heavenly One, we desire the path to You alone. Our eyes are searching and You promise to be found. You rejoice in how You lead us even when it does not seem to make sense and we celebrate You before we know quite where we are. This is because all our hope and trust are in You and we know You will not, cannot fail. Oh how we seek to love You because we know You have loved us first and still love us beyond everything we can understand. Thank You for being our God. In Jesus’ name, Amen

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2015

Illness, injury, injustice, heartache. No matter how much we try to avoid these under our own power and no matter how much we pray, these cannot be escaped.

Many of us have this mistaken notion that if we pray hard enough or try hard enough this temporary life in this temporary world can become heaven. It cannot. It was never intended to be that way. However, two things are certain.

First, when we are in a dark valley and it is hard, Jesus is there with us for He never leaves or forsakes us. Jesus suffered here too and understands. Even in the worst places for us, He is still there and still leading us through.

Secondly, if we let Him, our Lord will work through us—sometimes especially in those undesirable places—to do His exquisitely beautiful forever-(eternity)-focused work in us and through us to touch the world.

He wants to touch the world. This includes each and every person because here is not His best for us. There is so much more! But He needs us to give Him our attention so He can lead us there. He needs us to know we require Him and depend on Him so we will follow where He is leading. The path—His path—leads home. His path leads to completion and fullness. It leads to everlasting life and JOY.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand…For I am the LORD your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear; I will help you.’  (Isa. 41:10,13)

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.  (Joshua 1:9)

28 Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.  (Isa. 40:38-31)

SELAH! (pause and calmly think of that)

END

God’s Wisdom is more precious than gold.
This blog by Elizabeth Fulgaro helps readers discover God’s way versus the world’s one “nugget” at a time. 
http://www.ascendinworship.wordpress.com
 

   

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Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

For books, worship albums, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org  Music can be purchased and audio clips heard at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.

Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss.    For information email elizabeth@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org   or on Facebook

 

Author: Elizabeth Fulgaro

I am a God-seeker--a Jesus-worshipper--a Holy Spirit follower. I create songs, devotions, prayers, books and Bible studies to give words with which to get to know God more. For you. Its for one-on-One encounter unto transformed, transcendent living. This is not my vocation. I am not professional. I am a real, ordinary person just looking to do what God put me here to do. (You have a unique purpose too.) So I am called to the work. It is not my income source, but my gift to those who find it blessing. Eagles Nest Foundation sponsors all projects for you. The result: pure, clean spiritual nutrition to feed that deep insatiable spiritual hunger which eventually overtakes each of us and galvanizes you to the life God has for you. This life is purposeful. Exceptional. You--yes, you--are called to something greater and more satisfying in His service. So it is hoped you'll try this spiritually dense nutrition and find it to be a personal blessing. However, the goodness of God-following doesn't stop there. He uses those who seek Him to be His love and care (justice, mercy, advocate, kindness) very tangibly in the lives of those around you. Not by your power but by His. His ideas. God ideas. Not just good ideas. To be part of changing the world, if you will let Him. You learn to just follow where He leads. That if you listen, He will teach you to hear His voice and then when you obey His inner promptings you will become His incredible hands and feet in this hard world. These materials will help! They will help you aim your life towards God in a way you never look back. You will not be the same. He will become the River in your desert spaces and you will become a conduit of this same River of refreshing, replenishing Water of Life to others. Find a prayer. Pick a blog post. Read a book. Be led deeper into the Bible. Select a song which resonates and use it and use it again to go close and ever closer to the God who longs to draw you near. Oh, and don't be tempted to think I'm a crazy over-spiritualized loony...My background is financial planning and counseling. Almost 40 years of it. To choose to believe in God is not to leave practicality and reason behind, but to learn that there is that which goes beyond it and includes it, unto true life fulfillment beyond all your dreams for the one who keeps seeking Him. I am a third generation Californian. I am a person to whom family means everything. The only priority higher is God. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada are my home. It is here the 1849-1856 Gold Rush is still glorified. Easy money? Actually only for the few. Even though I was raised in the Church, it took me ten years of doubting God even existed to realize that without Him, no matter how much of this life's "stuff" is accumulated, I actually have nothing. To come to know that all those who chased after gold are dead and all those who still chase stuff will be dead. That's when I became a God-seeker. Looking for that more. And Eureka! (This is California's state slogan and means I found it.) I found God...or rather, I discovered He was there and had been there waiting for me to look for Him the whole time. May you discover more of Him for you, greater flourishing life and greater flourishing for all in the world as well. God bless you! ~Elizabeth

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