Wednesday, July 23, 2014

My All in All

I have been going through a bit of a growth spurt lately, but I am weary of the waiting. Now, I don't mean a physical growth spurt, but a spiritual one. God is up to something and what bothers me most is I don't know the plan. I know ALL He does is for my good even though the "good" is hard to see at the present moment. I have been reminded very often of Romans 8:28 a little more than I would like these past couple of months. Our family situation is very much out of our control, but yet I am thankful for God's provisions and everlasting love.

He continues to remind me of the power of prayer through brothers and sisters in Christ who have lifted us up in unceasing prayer. I am grateful for those God chaser souls whose faith keeps me strong in the wake of my doubting. So thankful for you all!

He continues to remind me of His faithfulness in His provisions for my family. We have had shelter over our heads and food on our table. We have each other and good health to boot! We are not in dire straights, because looking back I can see how he blessed us to be sustained at this time. God is good ALL the time and ALL the time God is good!

Yes...indeed...God is working and I pray for His peace to abound more each day in my life that I might experience a deeper faith. He is preparing...and while He is preparing I will praise Him all the day long through tears and even those times I am angry because of my selfishness in my desire to "know" the plan. I know through my praise He will reveal His plan and I will be ready to say, 

"Here I am Lord, send me!"

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Art of Fellowship

I heard a pastor on television state yesterday that becoming Christ like was the reason we become Christians.  It might have not been his exact words, but that is how I remember it. Although I agree we are to become more Christ like once we make Him Lord of our life, I do not believe it is the main reason God wants us to become one of His children.

Some how...somewhere...we lost the art of fellowship. We have become so use to having our noses and eyes focused on some electronic device we have forgotten about the real person who sits beside us. Also, we have detached ourselves from the One who desires to hear our voice the most...Jesus. I believe the Father wants most and endlessly longs for...the sound of our voice...the voice He gave conversation with Him. God created us first and foremost for fellowship with Him. Maybe I am wrong in my thinking (it would not be the first time), but God made each one of us different, unique, and special...and only I can give back to Him what He created me to be.

When we put fellowship with Christ first in prayer, Bible reading, and solitude, the Christ likeness in our lives begins to happen. We can not BE more Christ like if we don't KNOW Christ and His ways.