Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 612 of Giving Thanks

Tonight, as I sit in “my spot” with the cool evening air filtering through the window, music playing in the background and thoughts of my God, my life and the ramblings of those thoughts across the keyboard, I am grateful for the outlet of writing, the gift of music and the many favors of a wonderful God. 

Today, it seems that all I can do is allow the steady stream of words, and “come what may” was the thought as I started to type. In the lack of organization, there is order and compassion – a word for my soul tonight, a word from my heart to “take to heart”.

How many times have I sat in this exact spot, and done the exact same thing? How many times have I thought of my amazing God and all the blessings that He has granted me? How many times have I placed my cares, concerns and dreams before His throne without hesitation? How many times have I known, from the depths of my soul, that there is nothing greater than what I hold deep in my heart?

I enter. 
You are already there and waiting. 
I leave. 
You are already there and waiting. 
I ponder. 
You are already revealing what will be. 
I pray. 
You are already revealing what will be. 
I am here Lord, grateful that You are all things to me.
No matter where I go, there You are. And, Lord where You are is where I want to be. The thought of a never-ending presence, and a time of worship through all moments of my day lies on my heart. I have a job - it is to serve, to grow, to learn, to hear, to abide and to be His wholly. I am with Him and He is in me. How much strength is there with this truth? More, than I can ever realize! 

“That's plain enough, isn't it? You're no longer wandering exiles. This kingdom of faith is now your home country. You're no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here, with as much right to the name Christian as anyone. God is building a home. He's using us all—irrespective of how we got here—in what he is building. He used the apostles and prophets for the foundation. Now he's using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone that holds all the parts together. We see it taking shape day after day—a holy temple built by God, all of us built into it, a temple in which God is quite at home.” ~ Ephesians 2:19-22 (The Message)

Yes, it is all about You Lord. Help me to see YOU in all I see... YOU in all I hear... YOU where ever I go. It is Your goodness I hold on to. Help me to see the goodness all around us. Help me to see how You are working things out so perfectly for me... give me eyes to see.

Draw me near Lord... 
For I understand I will face giants, go through mighty waters and be mocked and scorned. For I know I will not face any giant alone, and You are the mighty waters, so will be with me through them all, and You were mocked and scorned for me, so in all these situations, circumstances and challenges, draw me near.

“The Living Stone and a Chosen People 
As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house[a] to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For in Scripture it says:   “See, I lay a stone in Zion,    a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him    will never be put to shame.” Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,   “The stone the builders rejected    has become the cornerstone,”  and,“A stone that causes people to stumble    and a rock that makes them fall.”    They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.” ~1 Peter 2:4-8 (New International Version)

I do not want to wonder what stone I am… How about you?

There is a better way. We can sit by and "wonder" about this mighty and awesome creator, or we can start to talk to Him, get to know Him through His word, and listen for His response. He is eager to answer your call to Him, but you have to call first. Be open for the possibility that you have never been alone, that He has been "here" all along - be open that He is listening, and will answer when your heart is ready.

Shawn Delia Boreta

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