II Samuel 22:20 (GNT) He brought me out into a spacious place; He rescued me because He delighted in me.
Questioning someone’s motives for their activities can become an overriding response to those to whom we relate. Wrong motives can result in broken relationships, poor business decisions, and falling out of God’s will. Sometimes we do not know the motive of another person. It is wrong for us to assume what their motive is until we have confidence that we know their intentions. When we respond or react prematurely, we become judge and jury over them.
God has a motive for every one of His children. His desire is to bring us into a spacious place. The Lord literally wants us to go beyond our borders of safety and security so that we might experience life at a level that goes beyond ourselves. What do you think of when you think of a “spacious place”? No limitations? A large, spacious place? Open air? These are positive images. Sometimes these spacious places encourage us to step out in faith into areas where we’ve never ventured.
Sometimes we need to be rescued by the Lord. When Peter walked on the water, God was inviting him to a spacious place. He went beyond the borders of his boat and ventured into a whole new world. He didn’t have complete success in his venturing out, but it was a process that would lead him to the next victory in his faith walk with Jesus.
Point to ponder- Often times failure is what is needed in order to move us to the next level of faith with God. However, we must be willing to fail and let God rescue us. Where are you now in your process?
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