I want to thank you LORD for being patient with me….

I was listening to this song Make My Life a Prayer to You today. God’s love is truly amazing. All that he has done to secure our salvation and to also provide a way to know him intimately is truly the most well orchestrated plan to save man that could ever be created.  I read his living and loving WORD and find in it all that I truly need to know in this life.  Yet he is gracious to know my heart and know that the loneliness that comes and goes through me sometimes exists because he created me to love and be loved.

 

He knew this when he came down in the garden and saw that Adam was alone and it was not a good thing. I am so thankful that God doesn’t come at me with catch phrases about contentment when I talk to him about this. Instead his Word says he knew me and formed me and that as a Father he gives good gifts to his children. He says that he began a good work in me and will complete it. He comforts me with the “knowing” that he has all of it covered.

 

I want to praise him and thank him before you for being the very most high God who says he is touched by what touches me. What an intimate amazing relationship to have that touches my heart in deep places I can’t find words for. My eyes find tears for those words though. I can hardly see to type this. I can’t wait to see him face to face. I am overwhelmed by the most amazing filling love that blows my comprehension right off the charts.

 

I think that is what is so captivating about God. Only God could love a little sinner girl like me who just came from the most simple unassuming means. I feel like a miracle to have been born into this world and in my childhood circumstance to have been saved let alone loved by my Father in heaven. That’s what is so precious about God, that he could love me. I am amazed by that fact.

 

If I died tomorrow I would die knowing I am his and he is mine. If you don’t know this please contact me I will tell you how God can save you like he did me. 

Praising Anyway

I raise my hand in praise saying you are my GOD, you are my Father, you are Holy and worthy of all praise. Even in my weakest moment you are my strength. I love you, I praise you, I am in amazement of your attributes and character that lay for me a firm foundation that I can stand upon. Mighty wings that I can rest under. Forever I sing your praises and understand your unfailing love for this wretched saint. I am reminded that your WORD is true and you are faithful to it. I am reminded that this life is temporal and that eternally you and you alone are my hope of GLORY. IN the storm you promise to be there even if I try to run to the depths of hell you will not leave me oh my GOD. No matter how dark things can be you are light. What else can I do but raise my hands and say …….. You are worthy because of who you are, I give you glory honor, praise, and say with my complete heart I thank you.

Father I don’t understand all that is happening but I adore you and know you are my hiding place, strong tower, refuge, and rock that is higher than I. This lamb is calling her Shepherd … with a grateful heart that I will always be a sheep needing you. I need you OH GOD. In Jesus name Amen.

This started out on my facebook but grew too big to put there. Ya know, sometimes you get to a place you just have to praise when you don’t really feel, or know what else to do. I wanted to start my day with praise and share it because HE is worthy. I am reminded of most of what I wrote over the last few months. As my writings become my life going from what I have learned in my head to what I understand in my heart I see God’s character and my own and find that I lack and still have much polishing to become a diamond out of the rough. God bless you all…

Define Good

There is a verse we all know and use from time to time. Romans 8:28.

 28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28, King James Version)

I used to think this verse was just a catch all for every thing that happens in this life. It’s thrown around like a baseball when everyone has a problem. I don’t see this verse that way at all. I know I think differently but I realized a long time ago that God gets to define good. What I might think is or isn’t good isn’t necessarily good. So many things in life happen and it seems to be devastating to the person you watch going through a rough season. I have experienced this first hand with several hard situations.

The conclusion I have always come to is this. God is good and gets to write my story for His glory. Joseph who had been sold into slavery said this. What you meant for evil, God meant for good. We have to understand that there is not instant relief to the “good” process. Sometimes it is a season that last for an undetermined amount of time. Some of the molding we go through also refines us and defines us as God seeks to make us more like His Son.

Think about that in light of the messes we make. We mean some things for evil, our hearts are desperately wicked and the Bible says even we can’t know it. So when we see a verse like this we might want to think it’s just dandy that there is a happy ending. It truly is great that where sin did abound grace did much more abound. I truly love that God said that.

What I am trying to say is this. The good that works out is not about my happiness or my comfort. God is more concerned with my character than pleasing me and giving me a rosy posy hand all the time. He cares that I grow and learn life’s lessons even at 50. I am blessed beyond all measure even in the storms. There is peace in knowing He is God and I am not. That he works continually on my behalf in His good pleasure and good timing. Indeed God is good.