Good morning all-
I am so sorry I haven't had the chance to write. I have been traveling for work and my work computer doesn't like the browser so it's difficult to write. I hope all is well with you and that you have been spending time feeding in God's word. I have taken several evenings to meditate on His word and the meaning it has for my life and for those that are lost.
God is who He says He is. We get caught up in the turmoil of life and I think often, we lose focus. We believe but, then, do we? I often have to ask myself that question, especially in my personal life. So many times unexpected things come up and I'm left with the feeling that I'm missing something and then I sit and read the Bible and I find myself once again.
It's easy to get lost in our lives. I've thought about that for hours as I drove over 900 miles this week. I'm not sure what that is in kilometers but it's a lot. During those long drives, I have a ton of time to think and reflect. Often it's over nothing but mostly it's over God. Yesterday, I watched as a red tail hawk came swooping out of the sky and down into a field. I would gather that he spotted his pray and was going to have a great feast. I love to think about how God feeds all His creatures, great and small. And as I drove I listened to Christian music and heard all the glory being given to God and I wondered, "Do I give You the glory enough?"
It's a resounding theme in my life to wonder if I truly give Him all the glory. I am cognizant that I'm human and that often I fall back on what I know and that's to control what's controllable. But then I wonder, "Do I have any control here?" Probably not. Today is about giving our Lord and Savior all the glory. I still fight my fears, worries and feelings. I still have to sit still and say, "I know You are God." I still ponder the future and what God has for me and in the end; I have to trust Him with everything. That's not easy for a girl that likes to control everything but that's why I'm a piece of clay and my molder hasn't given up on my shape yet. Thank goodness!
You may be feeling like me and wondering, "Do I give Him the glory." We need to really think about this and really step out of God's way. If we believe what the word says then we must live it with passion. Doubts will creep in, our sinfulness may take over, but in the end, we need to bow down and say, "It's not I but You who should receive all the glory!" If we're in the middle, how is He going to do all His great works?
I want to be like the hawk, who circles, watches, and waits and when the right time hits, swoops down to be fed. Our feeding is in the word and all power and majesty is His. At the end of the day, I want to know that I'm nothing and He's everything! I hope you have drawn the same conclusions.
May God bless and keep you today and I'm sorry that I haven't written. You can count on the next week a post a day and thank you for searching for our Lord. I give Him all the glory!
1 Corinthians 15:21 NKJV:
For since man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ's at His coming. Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. For "He has put all under His feet." But when He says, "all things are put under Him," it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted. Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.
May all the GLORY AND HONOR AND MAJESTY GO TO OUR KING TODAY AND MAY WE LIVE LIVES THAT GLORIFY HIM!
My prayer today:
O, Lord, I am humbled by Your sacrifice. I am honored to be one of Your many chosen and to see Your hand in all things great and small. As the hawk circles above to catch His pray, You are near, ready to feed Him and provide for His every need. We are like hawks, circling and watching. We were born to die and yet, You gave Your life first, so that we could have eternal life. We need to be watching for You, studying to know You and giving You all the glory! Our lives our Yours to do with what You will. I give You mine today and those of my many sisters. Please unify the nations, feed the poor and heal our sick. We need You Lord, not just for a moment but for a lifetime. We need You to guide us and to help us understand what Your death means to our lives. Only You can show us that. Provide us with a great purpose and help us be bold where we are weak. You are the one true God and we worship You today. Please forgive us of our sins and mold us to be more like You. In Jesus name, AMEN