Friday, September 2, 2011

Cried out!

1 Chronicles 5:20
They cried out to God during the battle, and he answered their prayer because they trusted in him.

Reading this morning it hit me how often we cry out to God when we are drowning, when we are fighting a battle that we are so afraid we lose, when we think we might die...but do we cry out in the moments that things are going good? Do we talk to Him daily about the joys and ask Him to share those with us as well? Are we like the people in this part of the Scripture that shouts out in the throes of battle and the moment they win they go back to their old ways of sin...of placing other things before God?

So many questions, so many things for all of us to ponder and take a good look at ourselves. Honestly looking at myself I definitely share the drowning moments with Him; no doubt about it. The joys when I honestly look at myself not as much. Do I think He doesn't care about the joys as much as the battles? No, I don't think it's God I'm thinking about - it's me. I feel more ability or is it pride during those joyful times where in the battles I know exactly who I am and who God is?.?.? is that perhaps it...we truly realize exactly who God is and He is truly the only one that can conquer the battles we face?

Over the years I am realizing that He wants to share every moment with us - not just the good and not just the bad. Every moment and I've realized this because I have been in His Word. I have begun to really know Him more and more and just how much He loves me and you!

I was looking at a devotion this morning and these words were shared with me -
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT)
Do you tremble when you read some of God's Words? Does it cause you to have a fear of His Awesomeness? It should tremble! We should all tremble!
Tremble is defined in one commentary as we should "stand in awe" another is we should "careth anxiously for God's Word." Definitely, we should stand in awe and we should care...but most of all we should pick it up and read it! We begin to grow into the People - He intends us to be with Him moldly us along the way through His Word.

God is so big that we just cannot comprehend How Big He Truly is....

So, today share the joy, share your fears, share your life with the One who truly loves you -
Our Father!

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

Charles Stanley said, "We have been given the mind of the Living God in The Bible."

We should stand in awe and we should careth anxiously for IT!