Thursday, January 26, 2012
I’m standing over the sink brushing my teeth and a thought comes to mind, along with a Bible verse, and I think,”Oh, that’s what I need!” And, I want to share it. But, by the time I finish up, wipe up, put things away and get to the laptop – it’s gone. The whole thought.
It makes me sad – that my memory is slipping, but sadder that I can’t share that fleeting moment where I understood what God was telling me. I can’t track how I apply it to my life, give myself gold stars for being so good and telling others about it.
Then I understand why. That glimpse of understanding was for me. It applies to my life, to this one situation. It has no meaning, no bearing on anyone else at this moment and it is not for sharing.
Oh, I may witness to it – I’m giving testimony about it right now – but that small grain of truth, that beautiful enlightenment, it was for me.
I can tell you of its warmth, its glow, the wonderful feeling of peace that came into my heart, but that has to meaning for you from that same opening, the same understanding. It was for me.
Some of you reading this will recognize and understand because God has given you what you need, too. You’ve had those, “Thank you, God,” moments, too, when He has enlightened you. When you can see down the path He wants you to go, when His plan has unfolded. You’ve recognized you are where you should be, doing what He has for you to do and know you are blessed by His presence.
If you haven’t, I’m sorry. And, I’m praying that you will come to know Him and His capabilities – which are limitless.
Perhaps you think they are not since you lack those God-filled moments. Unfortunately, the lack is within ourselves. We lack faith, or we could move mountains or walk on water:
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? (Matthew 14:31 KJV)
Remember that one? Peter was ready and willing to walk out upon the sea to meet Jesus – until he noticed where he was. He took his eye off the Lord and gave his thoughts over to the reality around him. His focus changed and he began to sink.
How do we get the faith necessary to glimpse what God has in store?
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17 KJV)
We all can live without faith. But we cannot please God without faith.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6 KJV)
I believed and found the Rewarder.