My dear friends, I haven’t written a few days, because I honestly have just been speechless.
For those of you that know me; that sort of thing doesn’t happen very often. 🙂
I have just been in complete awe of God. I mean complete!
He has been so constant as to just be present in every part of life, and just continues!
He is a faithful, and loving God.
I think to best describe the feeling, is the words from David of Psalms…
1″ I waited patiently for the LORD;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock and
gave me a firm place to stand.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.
4Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust,
who does not look to the proud,
to those who turn aside to false gods.
5 Many, O LORD my God,
are the wonders you have done.
The things you planned for us no-one can recount to you;
were I to speak and tell of them,
they would be too many to declare. “
By the way, I had no idea how much that psalm would relate to this devotional before
Seriously, a BIG WOW:)
This is part of an email I wrote yesterday:
While I was praying God showed me a vision from awhile back, that I guess you might say was sort of a memory.
There was a house, and the inside of it was in shambles, and the floor was split in the middle.
I mean it was as if an earthquake had happened. and then God showed me that was me at the time.
No strong foundation, therefore falling from all sides.
I remember I had this vision during praise and worship sometime ago, and I don’t believe I really understood it at the time. I think for awhile anytime God would tell me something, I would be like, ” No, you might think so, but that’s not true.”
Me, telling the God of the universe that He was wrong..I was a bit stubborn.
He showed me that vision again while I was reading the word;
Only this time, I saw the house had sunlight coming through in the windows, and it
was no longer in shambles.
Finally, a strong foundation.
I will never be one to tell you where I am with my walk; I can tell you that I am at a good place, but I won’t tell you more than that. I keep that between God and I, and I’ll let it reflect through how I live.
As a old English teacher used to say, ” Show don’t tell.” and that is something to live by.
From the previous post, ” Presence in Persecution,” what I didn’t mention was Jesus will show us perseverance. That we will rise above it always.
I found sometimes we persecute ourselves, without knowing it.
God amazed me yesterday, to show me that very thing.
Sometimes we have to realize, that it isn’t what people think of us, it is what we think they are thinking.
In this situation, I was sure I hadn’t heard from this person, because they found out I had filed a claim with my old company.
Found out later, that they were just too busy to get back to me. They had no problem with the claim. It was anything but personal.
And even more, I was talking with my friend Amy in Austrailia on the phone early morning; and it amazed me that her and I have been talking since 2002! How can I possibly get to know someone completely on the other side of the world, so well!
I think that being in awe is what follows complete trust in the Lord.
We stand amazed that He heard our prayers.
I watched in awe about the S. Korea capture of Christians, and how the one gentleman spoke the truth on camera to be a light in the world, and that he was a light even in his capture.
The truth is, I think sometimes we see so much of the bad in the world, that we really forget the good, that it exists.
We have to remember we have treasures in heaven, but also here on Earth.
I mean the Word itself, it is a treasure from heaven.
Life with Jesus, while here on Earth, it is a pretty humbling experience day after day, but I rather be humbled, then full of pride.
Without God, life would be meaningless.
I stand in awe…in perfect awe.