Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Storm

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin  against you. Psalm 119:11 (NIV)

Yesterday as I was in the supermarket, I began to think about the urgency we feel prior to a snow storm. People, who don’t normally shop, are out stocking up, just in case they run out of food. Imaging missing a meal....NoI need to eat, I need to be fed, and I need nourishment.

How far would we go if we knew that tomorrow, the very Word of God, the Bible, would be no more? Imagine if we had to surrender every Bible we owned. Would there be enough in our reservoir, our hearts, to carry us through? Have we hid Gods Word in our heart? How about when a storm comes, do we have this precious resource to carry us through? The Spirit of the Lord is ready, are we? The Word of God, His guidance and instructions available to us for every circumstance. Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. James 5:13‐14

He is present with us, just like when Adam walked and talked with the Lord in the Garden. Even after the Fall of Man, even after we have sinned against the One who is without fault, the One who is perfect, He still desires that we commune, talk with him. The Father, the God of all Creation, sent his son to make a way. It is He who has loved us; He has made a way (Isaiah 53).

So, regardless of the storm, call it what whatever it is, sickness, sadness, financially deficit, the loss of those we love, our hearts have been hurt and deceived, our feelings are crushed, loneliness, whatever causes a “storm in our lives. Let’s go the Good Shepherd, his voice is distinguishable, lean and listen, he whispers, Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

Father, I rush to you in need, and I say, speak to me Lord, I am listening. I choose to stay close to you. Come Lord, carry me through the storm.

God bless you!~Liz


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