Wednesday, June 10, 2009

John 14:25-27 and Haggai 2:4-9 , Isaiah 54:13 and PEACE

There is a Psalm that we taught the kids one year in VBS that goes something like " If the Lord had not been on our side, all our enemies would swallowed us alive...all the raging waters, and the mighty floods would have rushed over us, IF THE LORD HAD NOT BEEN ON OUR SIDE......Blessed BE The Lord......."
This was one of those kinds of Psalm 124 weekends. Yes, and Haggai came to mind too...read the 2nd chapter to get the whole jist, but ..."and be strong all you people of the land, says the Lord and work, for I am with you, says the Lord of Hosts. According to the word I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit remains with you, so do not fear. For thus says the Lord of Hosts, ONCE MORE ( it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and the dry land, and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to The Desire Of ALL NATIONS, and I will fill this temple with glory, says the Lord of Hosts, ...the glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of Hosts, and in this place, I will give peace, says the Lord of Hosts."
It meshed with John 14..."peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
NO WAY is life uneventful, but PEACEFUL??? Absolutely!After some "raging waters", some threatened "floods", it is STILL "well with my soul".................lots of quotes today. My strength comes from the Lord, He is my sufficiency, and HALLELUJAH !! His mercies are NEW every morning and I am peacefully, contentedly singing and blogging to the testimony of HIS GRACE today as a result.
It isn't really all my story; when one has older children or is used of God in the lives of others, the story isn't always able to be told as if it were ones own.
That is OK. I can tell you, once again that even when life is ugly, sinful, and the peole all around are in desperate need of a Savior: God is faithful, His Word does not return to Him void. When we pray for people to have life changing experiences and for God to use what ever circumstances He needs to use,
HE WILL NOT WASTE A MOMENT. Jonah was fish barf, Saul/Paul was blind for a while............lives were changed forever. The WORLD was changed forever!!
for those of you who pray for my family and me, thank you. Please don't stop!!!!!
Don't stop praying and praising in your own lives either!! Don't stop turning your eyes on Jesus, DON'T (start/ continue/ be tempted to) turn your eyes toward your cicumstances any more than you need to, for the purpose of PRAISING GOD in them!!! God wants to grow your responses TO HIM in your circumstances, He does not want you focused upon them.
Praise be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ!! (2 Cor. 2;14)

2 comments:

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

AMEN! AMEN! Praying with you sweet friend!

I'll be posting some beautiful worship music later tonight!

HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love you!
Jill

Sarah Dawn said...

Fish barf, a great way to look at it. What can God do with me? Amazing things, but Lord, I don't really want to smell like fish barf.

Thanks for splashing around with me today. Your kind words drenched me in Him.

Besitos (little kisses),
Sarah Dawn