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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Proof…


Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
    make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him
;
    tell of all his wonderful acts.
 Glory in his holy name;
    let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
 Look to the Lord and his strength;
    seek his face always.
 Remember the wonders he has done,
    his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
 you his servants, the descendants of Israel,
    his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
1 Chronicles 16:8-12 (NIV)



I am committed. Committed to doing it differently. I am learning. I am not what I used to be; I am not what I shall be, but I don't need any more illusions of control…God is in control. The moment I fully pressed in, closer than ever before, He showed up and showed out. I let go, and let God have His way…And that's when things started happening.

I had a miracle. According to Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology,
Miracles consistently serve to point people to the one true God, ultimately revealed in Jesus Christ. Their primary purpose is not to meet human need, although that is an important spinoff blessing. But they are first of all theocentric and Christocentric, demonstrating the God of Israel and of Jesus to be supreme over all rivals. Contemporary experience suggests that this pattern continues…


All I can do is testify. What I needed I could not get on my own. There was every reason to believe all I might try would be met with reasonable resistance, and the answers would still have been "no." Every minute of that day, to every need, God, and God alone said "yes." My weariness kept me from interfering. My frailties kept me from obstruction. The fact that I could not be my "capable self" meant that I had to rely upon God. I am grateful for Divine strength made of my very weakness. I could not have seen His Hand so clearly any other way. The occurrences of the day were absolutely centered around God. I have my proof.
Matthew Henry's concise commentary of 1 Chronicles 16 better explains the consequences of my full surrender (God is in control) in simple steps:
1.        Let us glorify God in all we do.
2.        Let us tell, sing, dance His Goodness and Mercy.
3.        Let us live our lives in a way that teaches strangers to see His Face in ours and desire Him.
4.       Triumph and trust in God.
5.        Glorify Him.
I had a miracle. I am having a series of them. A wise woman named Jennifer calls them God-incidences.  When I fully pressed in, closer than ever before, He showed up and showed out. God is in control. He always was, I just needed to BE STILLED. The moment I let go, I had proof. I can now remember the wonders He has done. I had to be broken, really broken, to see. To witness. To testify. To confess with my soul and no longer my mouth that God is in control, that God is good.
Today I am praying and playing with Sandra Heska King in Still Saturday... 

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