Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Are You Doing It Your Way?

I woke up around 2 am this morning and I was prompted to read my Bible - John 11. The story is talking about the Death of Lazarus, but what stood out to me was Martha's (Lazarus' sister) response to Jesus after her brother Lazarus was dead for four days - verse 22 and Jesus' response v 25. She told Jesus if you was here my brother would not have died, but I know that EVEN NOW GOD WILL give you whatever you ask. Martha understood the relationship Jesus had with God and the power of God! However, Jesus had to inform her He was the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die (your dream of having a spouse by a certain age, children, career, or wealth may have died or not come forth).  Martha felt Jesus could have done what she desired differently. She wanted Jesus to come when Lazarus was sick or come before he died and healed him. Nevertheless, Jesus knew he needed to allow what she loved so dearly to die in order for God's glory so that He (God's Son) may be glorified. She did not know of the big picture or aware of how this demonstration helped many believe in the power of God through his son Jesus Christ.

There are things many of you have STOPPED believing God to do because He has not done it in ways you thought he should have done it. Some of you wanted to become a parent, but God knew you would do better with teaching MANY children, allowed you to birth children in your 40s or 50s, mentor youth, buy schools or youth centers, or gave you godchildren. At the end of the day you are still giving, investing, and helping develop children. Some of you are depressed, can't see how your desire are happening, or live in doubt because you are still waiting on this and that, but have not told God, "I want you to be glorified in my life, please do it your way, and I believe you are the resurrection for EVERYTHING in my life."  Having this state of mind changes your perceptions towards life and increases your hope or FAITH. Plus it allows you to live out the laws in order to be blessed. You find yourself freely celebrating with others when they do, gain, or become what you desire. You will have peace knowing what you want will take place in how God desire it to happen. Worrying about your life will never be a factor. We tend to focus or become stress of how it should be done and not being thankful or mediating on God's way or what He is already doing in our lives. We try to make it happen and find ourselves causing more issues or live a life of defeat. The goal is to have the same attitude as Martha towards life situations we can't control "but I know that EVEN NOW GOD WILL give you whatever you ask." Jesus asked Martha in v26 after informing her who he was "Do you believe this?"
Nancia Leath Emancipate In Your Chair

This note is to encourage you to believe and only desire God to do what you want HIS way. It will happen if you don't STOP believing, but most of the time it's usually in ways you least expect. I'm not sure if you are aware of Mrs. Tamar's  story, but she is a great example of Martha. She was aware that God could do it, but based on her story it was not done like she thought he would do it. At the end of the day she thank God for all he has done. Please listen to her song Thank You Lord....You just Emancipated in Your Chair with Nancia...

Photo by FreddyO

P.S. I enjoyed this time with you let's do this again next Tuesday, hopefully you bought your book Emancipate In Your Chair, it will improve your life. Nancia Leath


  1. Great note - I needed to read this day. I don't know Mrs. Tamar but I enjoyed that song. I'm going to trust God to do it his way - Thanks for the reminder Nancia

  2. I like this note because it allowed me to see God never let's our dreams,desires or hopes die as long as they bring him glory and are a lined with his purposes for our lives. Nancia thank you for allowing me to see God's hand and purpose in my life with a different perspective. God is life and he allows death to happen in our lives for his Glory and also at times for our protection. Nancia once again you have spoken the Heart of God. Thank you my friend.