Thursday, November 13, 2014

What if you were in an earthquake?

Good morning all-

Yesterday as I was talking to my co-worker the floor began to move and a ten story building began to sway with me being at the very top of it.  I think the most amazing thing was the swaying of his door and the feeling of, "O, my God this is significant."

It was significant.  It was again affirmation that our God is ever present and that the world is a very unstable and changing place.  Hundreds of years ago the earth shifted and changed.  The earth dispelled itself of great beasts and froze beyond any freeze we have ever seen.  That just reminds me of how Kansas went from 73 degrees to 30 in a matter of hours.  The weather, the earth and all its inhabitants are part of God's amazing creation.

There are things I just haven't experienced and there are things I'm yet to experience. I have never seen manna falling from the sky or watched a bomb explode in my neighborhood.  Those would be truly scary and impactful events.  Although, I can say, I've seen a tornado wash over land spreading damage as it goes.  And now, I have experienced a 4.8 earthquake on a ten story building and once again I was reminded of God's overwhelming power and His beautiful creation.

As I go into today, I know God is real.  He is very present and He is who He said He is.  He told us there would be rumors of war, earthquakes and many plagues before His return.  The earth is shifting and the power of that shift is being felt in Kansas.  War is happening and men and women are suffering for others mistakes.  It is part of the plan and we have a way to impact that plan.  Our prayers are heard far and wide. They span from Russia to the Middle East and to the tip of Bermuda.  They are powerful, insightful and passionate.  They can change events without even knowing it.  Our God is a God of power, mercy and love.  You don't have to be scared for He is everything you will ever need.

If you don't know Jesus today, I'm asking you to take Him in.  Ask Him to fill you with the Holy Spirit so that you may know Him.  The events that have been written are true.  Everything that has happened can't be explained but the one thing that can is Jesus.  He was our Father's sacrifice to the world.  We are stubborn, hard-headed people that believe we have more knowledge than our God.  Repent of that and let Jesus in.  I felt His power yesterday and so did Kansas.

Be well my sisters and think upon the glory of our God.  Thanksgiving and Christmas are approaching and we need to remember those that are less fortunate than us.  Reach out to someone in your community that needs your help and make a difference.

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. (‭Psalm‬ ‭24‬:‭1-2‬ NIV)

My prayer today:

O, Lord, how powerful You are.  As I sat in a building high above the ground, the earth shook and a building began to roll like the waves.  I was in awe and a little afraid.  It reminded me of Your words and the power it took to create a world that is ever changing.  Often, I fell Your power in the wind, in the sea and in the smile of a child.  You are God, everlasting.  I come to You today asking You to guide lost souls to Your well, may they take a drink and know the power of the cross.  We unite as one body, Your body and ask that people would move toward You during these times of war, weather disasters and powerful shifts in the earth.  We look forward to Your coming and thank You for reminding us of Your great and awesome presence in our lives.  Please provide food and shelter for the homeless but more importantly give them Jesus.  In Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

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