Saturday, August 7, 2010

God is...

my heavenly Father.
with me.
for me.
in me.
all powerful. 
all knowing.
 to name a few.

I've had some thoughts in my head for some time,and need to take the time to write them out.  Perhaps not so much for you, but certainly for myself.

I have no idea where this path will lead.
This walk I'm on with my Father.
 I still feel like such a baby...
so new to Him.
 I have been told that I have a childlike faith in God.
 I take that as a compliment.

I have always known God.
 I never had a relationship with Him before now.
For a time, I kept Him out of my life.
He knocked a long time before I answered the door.
I am so thankful that I did answer.

It's not always easy to walk on the path.
There are many bad influences and
temptations along the way.

I believe that God hears my every word.
I believe that He answers me. 
Not always with the answer I want.
 He sometimes needs to hit me over the head with a 2x4...
you know, to get my attention.

When I am listening, I hear Him.
The whisper in my ear.
 The unbidden thought...
 the idea that comes out of nowhere.
 I try to remember that sometimes silence is the answer.

When I hear Him, I am in awe...
though I certainly shouldn't be.
 As my heavenly Father, God is expectant. 
Waiting for me to ask Him for help.
 And, when He talks to me... 
when He talks to me...
He talks to me! 

I try to listen carefully.
I try to follow His Word... 
sometimes after a bit of stubborn struggling.
Because I think I know what's best for me.
I try to remember that He is all-knowing.
 I know very little.
 He knows what my life is about.
 I think I know, but I really don't.
 He knows every footstep I have taken...
 every step that I have yet to take.
 I cannot see around the next corner.
 He sees me as His perfect child.
 I sure don't.
He knows what I need.
I just think I do.
I try to give over my worries.
 When I do, a calmness comes over me.
 Not that my circumstances have changed at all, 
but knowing that He is watching out for me gives me peace. 
The peace of knowing that
 everything in my life will work out. 
Perhaps not the way I want it to be,
 or think that it should,
 but definitely much better than not.
 I cannot pull verses from the Bible to illustrate points,
 to clarify or to back up my words.
 Heck, I don't even know what to say much of the time.
I think that it doesn't matter. 
I feel God around me everywhere I go.
 He is constantly on my mind.
 Because without Him, there would be nothing. 
Without Him, we wouldn't be.
 There is nothing on this earth that is not of Him.
 Nothing at all. 
We can change things and make new things...
but everything we touch was first touched by God.

I give glory to Him for everything.
oh, it's not like I say thank you to Him all day long.
Not that I thank Him for everything I do,
or everything I touch.
Although, why not?

But, walking up the driveway the other day...
thinking how hot it was...
 a cool breeze hit me.
I thanked God for it.

The day he painted the landscape for me.
It was because of Him that I saw it,
that I gave praise to Him
and I thanked Him for it.

He has a way of pointing out simple things to me. 
My eyes have been opened so that I see things that have 
always been here, but that I have always taken for granted.

This path has led me to some wonderful friends.
 To wonderful blogs written by Christian women...
 women who so inspire me.
 Reading their words gives me pause...
 makes me examine this moment, this hour, this day. 
Their words help give me thoughts about my place on this earth. 
My walk on His path.
With my Father, my God.

Oh, I am not perfect. 
I like to think I am.
I've made...
and will continue to make...
many stumbles along this path.
If I take one step at a time...
I will get to where I'm going.
 I have a lot of work to do. 
To finish the person I know I can be.

To know that God is with can I go wrong?
"If God is for us, who can be against us?"
(OH! I do know a Bible verse! That's Romans 8:31!)

Now, if only I could remember that
 every waking hour of every day. 
To not have doubts. 
To not worry.
To keep the faith.
To trust Him in everything I do.


Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might. - Ecclesiastes 9:10


Kathy (woolfind) said...

Amen Jackie! What a way to start out my day be reading your blog. Your child like Faith is what it is all about! That is exactly what he wants from us. Having a relationship wtih God is like no other. He will always be there, never turn his back, never ignore, never put us down. Always there to lift us up. All we need to do is go to Him. And what a peaceful feeling that is. Every day should be started with giving Thanks!

See what your post did, it started me rambling LOL. And if it put me in such a good mood, just imagine the smile you'll put on someone else's face. But most of all the smile you put on God's face. Your love for him shined through the words your fingers typed.....
Have a Blessed day!

Farm Girl said...

So sweet, I am so glad your wrote down what was going one in your head.
You made my day. Lovely.
Have a wonderful day.

jan said...

Thank you for sharing this. Sometimes we just need to be reminded(for me, sometimes over and Over and OVER AGAIN). ;) Hope your day is as bright, and may God bless you richly today.

Emma said...

Amen to that! I laughed when I read some of this...I always joke that God gives me the spiritual 2x4 to the back of the head. I got one of those last week and finally started reading my Bible again. The book of Matthew right now...figure I'll go through the gospels a few times...I always stop reading my Bible because of the Old Testament stuff, so if I avoid it for a while maybe I'll get better at doing my reading consistently. :)

Thanks for writing this, it made my day. Next time you see a sunset or a sunrise, remember Him - He's a beautiful, talented artist!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that was long and well thought out...Amen!
I am anxious for my Scripture Study to start again next month, this session will be "Parables of the Kingdom"...looking forward to it!

WoolenSails said...

It is funny you said that, I did the same thing when I sat on the porch in the heat and a sudden cool breeze was like a breath of heaven. It is those little moments and quiet times, that he is near.


Anonymous said...

That was very long and very inspiring!!! Thank you for sharing. Joyce

Why Not Sew? said...

Jacque, I needed to read this today! Tell ya why in e-mail!