Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Oh, How I Love To Be in the Top of the Tree!!

Yesterday was one of those days where you are surrounded by reality that is contrary to what you are settling for, contrary to what will be in the future, contrary to what you would like to be enjoying at this point in life. Such is life! :) Thankfully, as people of faith, we are not limited to current circumstances, there is a reason for our hope, His Word does NOT return void, He is the Author and Finisher of our faith! His Word is alive! And it's powerful. Powerful to speak, to believe and to bring change. Change in us, in our loved ones, in our circumstances.

As my husband went to work last night, I retreated to my bedroom, to lick my wounds and dial spiritual 911. I knew the truth, I just was too besieged to speak it and I needed a grounded, faithful spiritual warrior. I Face Book messaged her and she didn't fail me! It is so important to have a few sisters in Christ to love and support and to love and support you! So grateful for strong Godly women!

Just reaching out to her, somehow made my spirit stir. By the time I heard back from her I was already starting to turn a corner (or climb a tree - I'll explain later!) By the time I went to bed late last night, I was in a much better place. When I woke up, I continued to poke and prod to see what the Spirit had for me to run with for the day, I prayed, and prayed and did my morning routine and God of course did not fail. He imparted revelation and exhortation to me. And I would like to share part of it with you!

Today, like little Zacchaeus (Luke 19) had to climb a tree to see Jesus (because all the people were in the way...hmmm, that's a whole OTHER post!), I've got a better perspective, AND focus! Jesus REALLY does make ALL the difference. He's the point, the edge, and the advantage. Because He matters, and because He IS, ALL these other things ALWAYS DO work out for our good (Romans 8:28). The good thing about my age is the ability to look back and SEE how He really DOES have a good plan and purpose, and even though we DO get in the way at times, and this fallen world tries and for a season sometimes appears to impede us...God is in the LONG game --- doing something FAR greater than we can think of!!

Bottom line? Stir up your gift of faith! Seek God while He may yet be found, reach out to a fellow warrior! Remind yourself of His faithfulness in the Word and in your life! Climb that tree so you can see Jesus! Just like Zacchaeus! Remember what Jesus told him once He spotted him up there? First HE went home with him (that'll preach!) THEN He told him that salvation came TODAY to his household, I looked it up, it means just what you think, all the members! I don't want to hear theology about this. I just want the Word! Thank you! Just Jesus! :)

Much love, Ya'll!

3 comments:

  1. What would we do without faithful sisters?
    There have been so many times in the past year that I feel I would not have made it through without the women here on the web.
    It is strange how God brings us together.
    Yes, thank God for the top of the tree moments.
    It is so easy to feel you being buried by the fall leaves that are dropping and rotting. :)
    But He is faithful....something that I am learning so much more deeply in the last few years.
    I am so glad to see you here.....it does my soul good to touch base with you. Keep walking....the path may seem straight up a rocky mountain side.....but just think what incredible muscles we will have once we reach the top!
    Love ya girl

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  2. You bless me so. You are one of those faithful sisters, you know. I love how God comes to you through others, through His Word, and puts you on higher ground. He is just that way. He lifts us up on eagle's wings. You were winging it...truly on the eagles God sent to lift you up! Blessings sweet sister.

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  3. Sharon - it always blesses me to connect with you and I agree. Since The Lord led me to Blogdom I have been so blessed, inspired, comforted and I am just grateful for the creative way He brings various parts of the Body of Christ together. You have been that instrument so many times! I am praying as I typing this that your new job is more than you have hoped for! Love you!

    Leslie - I so agree! I LOVE the way we need each other, no one person will ever be self sufficient, even Jesus needed his friends. He meets our needs through each other so often.

    Father, help us keep our eyes on You! We love You and ask that You watch over our families and sisters in the faith! In Jesus Name Amen!

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