Wednesday, September 21, 2011
the details & events over the last 24 hours have had the Lord's hand all over them.
i'm blown away
i'm tickled & excited
i'm fully engaged in watching this story unfold
i'm sitting on the front row watching the characters of a little story that is unfolding before my eyes, come together in ways that can only be described as a God thing.
i don't want to use jargin or churchy terms that sound ridiculous or preachy or lofty and distant.
what i do want to share with you is that you & i do indeed have a God who sees our tears & hears our prayers. whether we chose to recognize His hand in our lives, He is there my friend.
oh He surely is.
He's woven into the tiniest of details in your life. He loves to give his children exceedingly more than you or i could ever even dream of asking. & sometimes He gives to those who may not have even had a chance to ask for a particular gift.
sometimes He chooses simple things to whisper in our ear
& sometimes He allows a big thing. maybe only a big thing to the eye of the beholder, but when He does allow a big thing, i encourage you to sit back and enjoy the show. and don't forget to be wowed.
sometimes what may wow me wouldn't faze you at all.
sometimes in our culture we need the fastest, the shiniest, the breathtaking, dare i say the phenomenal to wow us.
but sometimes it's just the relatively simple act of kindness that comes from the obedient heart of one person. just one person. one person who acts out of obedience to the simple whisper of the Lord, yet wows a handful of people. & those people, young people in this story, will have eternal benefits.
when a story like this unfolds, you may say ~that's so cool or what a wild coincidence.
you may dare to call a situation like this a miracle
i'd love for you to sit with me on the front row & simply be wowed.
you'll have to save your ticket for this feature show for just a little while.
i wish i could share more but my sweet girl wants to do that.
far be it from me to steal her thunder.
i'm studying the life of Jonah in bible study right now. a bible study i didn't even think logistically would work for me. a bible study has changed my heart & inspired me in so many ways already.
& it's only week 1.
it's a study about God asking something from one man, Jonah.
& through this story, we see how God changes destiny for not only Jonah but an entire people group.
that's what i'm watching from my front row seat today.
it's just a glimpse
but it's an encouraging glimpse of how kindness and obedience can potentially change the future and the heart of another person.
of course i don't know the ending
& the ending of many of these type stories won't be played in their own full length feature until we're in Heaven. but i'll see it one day. i know that for sure.
but for now
i'm fired up excited overjoyed & emotional as i watch just a glimpse
my front row seat
won't you join me?
to be continued....