Saturday, May 26, 2012

Where are you

Always, always I get chill bumps when I know without a doubt "THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE" sees little old me!  Many of you know that this week I stepped away from everyday life running to and fro being about the busy work of the Journey of Sisters Ministry to alone time with God and my hubby.  Well, we arrived to our restful spot in the world and Kenny had work to be done, so truly it's been alone time with God.  

I have been quiet and rested..  Truly rested.  I haven't picked up books like normal.  I haven't picked up the phone like normal to check in.  I've sat on the back porch and looked at God's creation, I've gotten in the jeep and traveled down the road to watch the animals that He designed and I've been quiet.  I've not talked.  I've not studied.  I've just been in His Presence and Wow I feel refreshed!

I finally picked up my Bible and study books and the first words were "Where are you" from the story in Genesis 3 that God spoke to Adam and Eve.  As if God doesn't know where they are, but I felt He was speaking them to me.  Saying Debbie where have you been, where are you now, where are you going to be?  I prayed, I listened, and I know that I am with Him.  I am wrapped in His arms and that it is words that I needed.  I needed Him.  

I fail so desperately in the real world seeking approval from those that surround me.  I want to fix the problem whatever that might be and I can't.  I accept it.  I am just Debbie and I might offer an opinion and I can be Jesus arms and love and be your friend, but I cannot fix anything.  Also, nobody can fix my issues and I must go to the One who is able to take care of all of this and more and honestly that is not the ones that surround me in daily in everyday life - nope it is God alone!

The story of Eve this week showed me that I am so much like Eve.  Go ahead read the story and see if you don't see a little bit of yourself in her too.  If not, good for you but if so take hope in knowing that God loves us in spite of ourselves!  Eve listened to that little seed of doubt that the serpent fed her and all of us are still paying for it with our own sins daily.  Yes, we are quick to want to point our fingers at Eve and say if I were Eve - well if you were Eve or I was Eve more than likely we would have done the exact same thing!  We listen to the doubts the serpent feeds us and we believe him just like Eve!

In my dream last night God gave me words from Isaiah 40 and they are a beautiful reminder of who God truly is ~ Lift your eyes and look to the heavens; Who created all these?  He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name.  Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
Why do you say, O Jacob, and complain, O Israel, "My way is hidden from the LORD; my cause is disregarded by my God"? Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.  He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.  He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.  Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

God reminded me before I begin the journey home tomorrow to look to Him in my everyday world just like do here in my resting place!  He reminded me that if He knows the names of over 100 billion stars in the Milky Way alone and that He sat them in place He will take care of little old Debbie if she will just allow Him the opportunity!  I get busy and allow the devil to feed doubt into my being, so God reminded me on this trip that just like He made the clothing to cover Adam and Eve He also made the covering for me!  Jesus died for me and as much as I wanted to return with humor this morning the truth of what Christ did for me had to be written about and that once again I must be real with my own failings in the hope of someone else being healed through my own shortcomings!

Tomorrow I head south refreshed and renewed in the LORD and ready to do His Work.  Ready to proceed where He leads and reminded to Look to Him for the guidance!

I love you LORD!

Grace, Grace, Grace ~ thank you LORD!

Sweet blessings,


Rozi said...

The Lord is the greatest resting place. I am glad you are refreshed and look forward to your return.

Frankie said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing yourself and what God shows you!