Wednesday, January 25, 2017
God is Everywhere!
Here's an excerpt from yesterday's reading, with our kind of conversation that follows:
Grandfather (Bedstefar): Can I trust you to look after this part of the work?" "Oh, yes, Bedstefar," cried the boy eagerly. "I want to help, too," said Siri. "Can she help me screen the dirt?" Erik asked, ALWAYS HAPPY to work with his sister."
That "always happy to work with his sister" made me give a questioning look at Bryson, and he quickly retorted, "That would be a fairy tale or non-fiction for me and Brennan." LOL!
Before I got the boys off to school, we read today's devotional from "Devotions for Kids". It was about "ornamental fruit". Imagine that. Yesterday I posted about "fruit bearing": Thanks, God, for affirming what I already knew. Some fruit looks pretty, but its strictly for looks -- not to be a refreshing, delectable blessing.
Right when I thought I needed to be tucked away, did I hear God's reminder: "I am everywhere! Wherever you are, whatever your situation, I am there. When you’re rejoicing in My presence, I am there. When you’re alone, I am there. When the sun is shining or when it’s raining, I am there. I never take my eyes off of you. I never leave you alone. I never forsake you. I constantly take care of you." Hebrews 13:5 “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
There is no question that "coming away" with God with no distractions is a beautiful thing, but that's not His requirement. Being in touch with our Father is being in touch with His creation -- from His creatures to His kids to His Word and to His sweet voice that says "I am with you in all the in-between times of your life. I will never leave you or forsake you. Where you are...I AM!" SWEET!
Psalm 139:7- Where shall I go from your spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend up into heaven, You are there: if I make my bed in hell, You are there."
God is everywhere!
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It was just "puppy love" that brought my Honey and I together at the ages of 13 and 12. We eventually married at the "mature" ages of 18 and 17. And that's when our faith journey began. Over the years, we encountered many opportunities to stretch our faith, especially when our babies were very sick, when financial situations were out of control, and when our marriage relationship had some rocky periods.But we made it through those times by our strong faith and trust in God. But never was our faith more challenged, than when my 63 years "young" husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney Cancer. Fortunately, the 44 years of marriage and faith-building experiences, caused us to "weather the storm", and still remain in peace and strong in our faith. This "peace that passed understanding" compelled me to blog and share the principles that caused our faith to be unwavering and continues to give me the joys of living large! I'm still here, so I'm not done!. I pray you will grow in your faith as you, not only read the blogs, but apply the principles to your own life -- for the good times, and especially for those times that seem so overwhelming.