Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It was just a passing thought....but He caught it


About a week ago I was thinking over our current condition.
I was thinking/figuring/questioning.... that since we were having to moving our things
out of the home they had been stored in for over two years...... that maybe
God was saying He was getting us ready to give us a house of our own. \o/
That did bring about a little excitement.....hope is alive!
I looked around the campground at the beautiful creek and I actually thought how sad it
would be not to see the creek covered with the first snow.
I thought how cool it would be to see the rocks covered in white and what a great time
I would have taking pictures.
Little did I know- a week later God would give me one of the desires of my heart.
He listens.....and then He steps into time
and reminds us of those dreams He has been holding in his hands.
Do you know He is listening even if you are not praying? Do you know He hears the silly things we consider too unimportant to mention to Him?

What are you dreaming/thinking about?
What are the desires tucked away deep in your heart?
Sometimes I think we can go a little overboard (I have gone overboard in this area) and think God is only interested in answering or fulfilling those dreams that have some great eternal mark. Like the salvation of a loved one.
Lately I think God has been asking me to reconsider some of the thoughts
that I have been holding in a vice grip.
Reconsider the ways that I believe God works--what He considers important.
During this hovering/holding period of my life......what do I know to be truth.

I know that all good things come down from God above........will I recognize these things from His hands? Will I recognize the things that are happening
as more than a coincidence-part of the plan?
I know without a shadow of a doubt that I don't....I can't because my humanness "allows" me to miss so many signs of His love for me. How blown over would we be if we saw them all?
His love for us knows no end. I don't understand that.....I want to.
I want Him to use this time to expand the my brain to the fullness of Him. Isn't that what Paul wanted for us.....that we might know Him and the power of His might along with knowing the height, depth, and length of His love. Paul prayed for us....how cool is that?

God is always moving forward toward us in love---that is a good thing for me..you too. :)
I thank Him that He is ever drawing me to Himself. Why does He love us so?
I will never understand this.
But I can say this....

"Be at rest once more,
O my soul,
for the Lord has been good to you."
Psalm 116:7 (NIV)

12 comments:

Denise said...

Awesome post my sis, keep resting securely in His love and care. I love you.

grey like snuffie said...

Wonderful post. I'm so thankful He knows me more intimately than I know myself. I tell myself it's always perspective---God's always shining somewhere in my life. And keeping the eternal perspective over some of the things I would pray for---keep it simple, eyes on Him, always looking for His light. hmmmm--He is good, all the time.

Alisun said...

Very true I have pondered just such things in my life with our land and not being able to build upon it. With the way the end is looking closer each week I am not so sure I will ever be out of my current situation but I have my God and my family and I need to rest in him.

luvmy4sons said...

There are so many ways that we do not see that God is working. I think one of the hardest ways to see Him working is in the painful things. Can pain come from the hand of a loving Father for the intent of our goodwill! The answer is YES! But that is such a walk of faith when in the midst of it. I enjoy your musings every single time. I love your heart. Thanks for sharing them.

Nise' said...

It is an ongoing prayer that I won't "miss" Him in the everyday things that go on and am so blessed and blown away when He blesses me with a glimpse. I praise and thank Him for hearing the desires of our hearts.

MelanieJoy said...

...love you...

Holly said...

Amen to the verse and to the words. I'm so glad He hears those little whimsical thoughts, too. And sometimes, He makes it so very plain, like your beautiful, beautiful snowy bank.

Praying for His best for you, Sharon!

Halfmoon Girl said...

I love that He did that for you! Your pics of it are lovely. Thanks for these thoughts to ponder.

SunnySusan said...

Oh..not to miss the hand of God...you are so right...I don't want to miss anything God is doing..either painful or praisfull...

What a neat thing to see snow on the rocks....Praise God.. \o/

Counting Your Blessings said...

What a beautiful post! Though I know some of the theologians are all up in arms, I recently read the book, "The Shack" and it really changed how I view the relationship God wants to have with me. My son read it and he too is changed. Of course, nothing brings us closer to God than Bible reading but this was one of those enhancements kind of things that really affected me.

Anyhow... =) Have a lovely weekend. Blessings... Polly

mandy said...

OH i LIKE this way of thinking! I recently found out that my work hours were being cut in half. At first, it felt like a punch in the stomach... But, now, NOW it feels like I'm being set free from a job that makes me crazy and I can go out and find a job that I will enjoy.
:)

melanie said...

It's funny- sometimes when things are going really well people start to think- Okay God I don't really need your help right now. We forget that it's not coincidence and things don't "just happen" but it's all part of His plan. I think that's why we go through trials- so that God can remind us.