Wednesday, October 3, 2018

"Because I said so." ~God {Day 4:Why}

“Therefore you shall love the Lord your God, and keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always. - Deuteronomy 11:1 

As I read today's prompt it made me laugh - out loud. It brought to mind how many times as a child I asked my parent's, "why?" Just to hear, "because I said so!" It is the same with my "why God" question. Because He said so, read His word, it's right there. That should be sufficient yet I still find myself asking, "why God, why?"

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture, And the sheep of His hand. Today, if you will hear His voice:“Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion, As in the day of trial in the wilderness, 
- Psalm 95:6-8 

Recently, I shared a post about tossing out junk from my home. It started with a conviction from the Holy Spirit about the music I listen to and even the music I don't listen to anymore but still own. It took me a couple of days to come to terms with the "because I said so,"from God. These things have no place in my life and my journey with Him. He knows best. He knows my struggles with mental illness stemming from all sorts of things and how music can pull me into darkness or lift me into His presence. I had to make a choice. I needed to accept that sometimes the only answer that matters to my "why God,"is "because I said so."

But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be My people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you.’
 - Jeremiah 7:23 

Tune in for more of my, "Okay, God, You know best,"answers to the age old questions of, "why?"

Will you be obedient to the conviction of the Holy Spirit even if you don't understand why?


shannan williams said...

Oh this is really good. I have done that with books before and probably should go through my music too.

MoonDove said...

Thank you! Movies and books are next for me.

Kim Burnette said...

I have toned down what I am willing to watch and hear now quite a bit. It's amazing the way it affects me now. God really does change us!

Kim Burnette said...

Great post!