Isaiah 55:9 KJV
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Matthew 10:39 KJV
“He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.”
Malachi 3:10 KJV
“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive.”
I prayed 2 years ago that the Lord would help me get a second job around home that would help us cover all our living expenses. He put me in the OTPQ which is more than I prayed for. I am not away from my family at a job. I get to take them almost everywhere and we make as much or more than a part time second job would have paid. I get to preach, sing and play bass. His thoughts are better than my ideas.
I prayed in the Wahoo BC August Revival that if the Lord wanted me to never play another note on the bass I would lay it down nor sing another song so as not to hinder the call to preach. Then in September He gave me bass students who want to be better musicians for their church and ministry. I even got some conversations about inviting me to preach and the family to sing at some churches. He has given me an assignment for more bass playing rather than less. His thoughts are better than my ideas.
It seems like the more I am willing to give up and lay down at His feet the more He turns toward me with blessings that are more and better than I prayed for. His thoughts are better than my ideas.