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Let the scientists tell it they’re always discovering some “new” planet or galaxy or whatever they want to call it….The fact of the matter is….It’s not new because God created it, it’s just newly discovered to them. We know that the human eye cannot behold all that God has created at once, and certainly will not discover all that He’s created in our lifetime.
Let us look at Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Then take a look at Romans 11:33-36 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counselor? 35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? 36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen.
To me all of this says that Our God, which is the Creator of all things has created things that our eyes haven’t seen, but from time to time He uncovers things for the human eyes to see.
Thank you for reading. I look forward to your comments.
This blog is to mark the transition of my life as my husband and I step out on faith to find a new home church. God began to reveal some truths to us about faith a couple of years ago and He desires us to be in a place where we can grow in what He has begun to reveal to us.
We started visiting this one church and our spirit leaped within us as we sat in the first service. God began to speak to us about some hurt that we suffered and we received what God had for us that day. The musical portion of the worship service blessed us from the first sound. The freedom of expression in worship is one of the things that we were looking for so, this made us feel right at home.
As the word went forth we began to feel some long chains fall off of our minds. It was truly a pleasant and inspiring experience. Later that week we went back for bible study and more of the same happened. We were able to see where we had been programmed to think a certain way, which God had already began to reveal truth, and now those things were being broken off. Liberty began to truly engulf us and make us free.
Skip ahead to week number two in this adventure. We are on our way to church and as we were on the road about to turn down the road in which the church is on, I felt a “boom” and then the car slid. Puzzled, and startled, I admit I said “what the hell?!”…I looked at my husband and he said I think the axle just broke. I thought to myself, “you have got to be kidding me.” He got out and popped the hood and looked under there and said, “yep, the axle broke.” I just couldn’t believe this was happening.
My husband got back in the car and calls his friend, who owns a towing service, to request help. He agreed to help, but stated that he wouldn’t be to the city for about 3 or 4 hours. I thought to myself…are we suppose to just sit here?….my husband informed his friend that the care would be parked on Outer Drive at Stotter. He looked at me and said, “baby, were gonna push this car to the side and walk on down to the church.” At this point I’m thinking, are you kidding me? I thought we were going to sit here and wait for the tow truck, its cold, I have on 3 inch heel boots.
Now you’re probably thinking oh my God, what in the world? But I am one who has learned to be submissive to my husband regardless of whether I think he’s right or not because I know that it pleases God that I obey Him. So, honey directs me what to do and gets behind the car to push, and out of nowhere a gentlemen comes to our aid to help push and then disappears down the street. We parked the car, I said, “I plead the blood of Jesus over this car” and we walked on down the street. The good thing is that my heels were the thick kind so, they really weren’t hard to walk in, but the enemy began to bombard my mind with things and for a minute I began to wimper as I walked. This continued for a minute until I began to think about how we could’ve been at the half way point and further from the church and home so, I thanked God for allowing us to be so close to the church. Then I thought about the fact that we were suppose to have my mother in law with us that morning, but she wasn’t feeling well enough to come with us so, I thanked God that we didn’t have to have mother out here in this weather walking on a cane down to the church. I thought about the fact that nobody was directly behind us in the turn lane to crash into the back of us as the car abruptly came to a stop so, I began to thank God for His divine protection and timing upon us and with us. Then I just began to pray in the Holy Spirit because I remembered that the bible instructs us to build up ourselves in our most holy faith by praying in the Holy Ghost. Then I just began to recall all the scripture that I’ve studied, read, and confessed about God taking care of us, being our shepherd, no weapon formed shall prosper, all things work together for good, the father knows the things that ye have need of, my God shall supply all of your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus, the Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein. I just began to remind God of His word. We got to the church and the musical portion of worship was high and in full swing so, they held us at the door so as not to break the moving of the spirit. So, just as I stood there I raised my hands and began to praise God right where I stood until they allowed us to go to our seats. When we got to our seats, I set my stuff down and went full on into the presence of God praising Him like I always do, loudly and with tears. I told God that “it looks bad, but I trust You Father.” “You are my God, my shepherd, my king, my Lord.” I mean I just praised him with abandon because I began to realize that this was an opportunity for God to yet again show us who He is. We stayed for the whole service and God encouraged us even in the midst of the service.
We were able to get our car towed to where we wanted it, get food to eat, buy the axle for the car, and set up for it to be fixed the next day and then get home safely, warm, and sound. I was exhausted so once we got home, I ate and went and laid down, thanking God for how he took care and caused everything to line up for us in spite of all that had happened that day.
I could have just allowed the enemy to fill my mind with a bunch of junk about how we were broke and wouldn’t be able to get the car fixed, and how we had nobody to come to our aid and nobody really cared about us anyway. He even stooped so low as to tell me that if we would’ve been still going to the other church somebody would’ve came directly out to get us. I’m so glad that God’s Word is my source and answer for my life concerning everything in my life. The Word of God will sustain you, strengthen you, encourage you, and cause triumph to come to you. There are angels assigned to minister for heirs of salvation, of which I am, and they respond to the voice of God’s word. When we speak the Word of God, He hastens to perform it by sending forth ministering angels to bring us into His best.
Now the next day is a whole other story…but you’ll have to come back to read that. Thanks for your time today and joining me on my adventure on the road home.
As I mentioned in a previous post “Transition” I have come to a time in my life where I recognize that I must separate myself from some things and some people. Now don’t get me wrong, for as much as I am ready to go, my heart aches for a few of those that I will be leaving behind. I wonder in my private moments how these people will continue to fair under the pressure that goes on in this particular place. I wonder how it will effect them in the long run to continue to subject themselves to the abuse that goes on in the name of the Lord.
I for one have studied, and studied my bible for years and still have not come across some of the things that people want to pass off as “Godly” actions. On the one hand they will preach and attempt to teach forgiveness, but in the same situation fail to show an example of it. On another hand they will preach and attempt to teach compassion, but only show compassion for those that are their favorites. I’m sorry, but I know for a fact that the Bible tells us not to have any respect of persons; God certainly doesn’t. Nowhere in the Bible that I read does is exempt Pastors and others in leadership from correction. Granted that it is to be done a certain way, but so it is with all correction….and can we please stop using the term “touch not God’s anointed” as a reason and excuse to treat people like they are beneath you just because they don’t live up to a certain standard in your eyes.
The Lord has given us a charge to be reconcilers. We are to reconcile people to God, and people to people. How in the world can we expect to reach and help those that we consider lost when we ourselves aren’t walking in the precepts and statues that God has laid out for believers. People need hope in this ever changing world and if they can’t come to the “church” and get hope, or compassion, or love…where will they get it? and what does that say about the God that we serve. We say God is love, and we say we are of God, but can we say we’re love too….would God call us love?
It is truly something that I continue to go over in my mind and heart as I wait these last few days before change really comes.
What have I learned from all of this? I’ve learned that loyalty and faithfulness can sometimes go hand in hand, but there needs to be a line drawn concerning our loyalty to people and things that don’t bring us happiness and hope. I’ve learned that if you allow people to continue to treat you a certain way and don’t make a strong stand against it, they will think that its ok to treat people that way. I’ve learned that my loyalty better be and and always will be to Christ first and then to man.
For now I observe, I serve, and ponder for my change…until change comes I’ll remain that “Lady In Waiting”