Tuesday, May 27, 2008

LOOKING BACK

It's always good to read back and remember what you learned in scripture. Seems like life goes in a big cycle, always trying to teach the same lesson again and again. I hate obeying sometimes but even more then that, I hate waiting:) My flesh hates waiting on the Lord but I know it's right. Sometimes I get so frustrated inside and don't even want to talk to Christ in prayer because it seems that He is no longer listening. I know its not true, but it sure feels like it sometimes. Anyway I got to reading this and was encouraged. When you are at a point where you think He isn't there or doesn't care He does. He cares very, very much:) TRUST!!! For only God can defeat a giant:)~

This post was from Monday, March 17, 2008 at 12:53pm

-DEPENDANCE-
Lately I've felt like life was moving in a direction opposite of what I want, crawling along with no resolve. No answers to many questions I have stored in my little brain. Questions that, if dwelt upon to long, can drive me crazy and begin consuming every spare moment of thought only to render an attitude of hate and distain. An attitude of self dependance accompanied by its dear friend worry, rather then a dependance on the Lord. "Why Lord" I ask, "do you hold back answers to questions that are rightfully due me? Why are things not resolved now? Life wont wait forever Lord." And yet when I find myself feeling justified in my hate the Lord Jesus Christ comes along side me and gently reminds me of His guiding hand in my life. Showing through scriptures that all things are best in His timing and to wait. "Wait Lord?" I ask "Yes" says the Lord... "and I will give you a new strength, so that you may mount up with wings like eagles and sore above the heavens. When you run for Me Paul, run in My strength which does not tire. Trust in me, meditate on my Word and you will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever you do you will prosper, for I am with you."

Isaiah 40: 11-14
Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, In His arm He will gather the lambs And carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes. Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and marked off the heavens by the span, And calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, And weighed the mountains in a balance and the hills in a pair of scales? Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, Or as His counselor has informed Him? With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding? And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge and informed Him of the way of understanding?

Isaiah 40: 25-26...To whom then will you liken Me That I would be his equal?" says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number,He calls them all by name...

Isaiah 40:31 Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles,They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.

Psalm 23: 1-3 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake.


Pray for me that I continue to seek the Lord in all things and that I wait patiently for all the things He has in store.

4 comments:

Andrew PC Smith said...
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Andrew PC Smith said...

Ahh, I tried to post a comment but it was on the wrong post. lol.
Hey Paul, I'm really excited that you're in God's will to be able to meet incredible people and do some amazing things. I'm glad your staying strong in your faith. It's very encouraging.

Abby Martin said...
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anna joy said...

so encouraging, thank you paul! praying for you too