Wednesday, April 17, 2013
What Have I Missed?
Sitting in my chair and spending time with the Lord lately has not been often enough or long enough as I get so distracted with this laptop, or any other electronic that consumes my life. Why do I allow this? It is the sweetest part of my day. Oh, but God is so faithful. He hasn't moved...He is still with me, waiting on me. I opened up my favorite devotional this morning, Streams in the Desert, and He has a word specifically for me. Actually it was for yesterday, but He made sure I saw it this morning. "By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going." (Hebrews 11:8).
Abraham "did not know where he was going"--it simply was enough for him to know he went with God. He did not lean as much on the promises as he did on the Promiser. And he did not look at the difficulties of his circumstances but looked to His King--the eternal, limitless, invisible, wise and only God--who had reached down from His throne to direct his path and who would certainly prove himself.
What popped out to me was "He did not lean as much on the promises as he did on the Promiser". That's it. That was for me. Yes, God gave me so many promises that I have clung to this past year. I have read them over and over. I have cried out praying His word and repeating them to His listening ear. There is no doubt that He hears me and that He has a purpose and a plan for me, but I feel His message to me this morning is to trust Him over the promises. I am so undeserving of His goodness and faithfulness. He was waiting on me, luring me to Him. How many hugs have I missed this week by not putting our time together first each day. That makes me sad. That is like walking away from my earthly father as he extends his arms to me for a hug, and I choose to walk away ignoring the chance for that warm, loving embrace I know that I would get. I know that my Daddy loves me, but how much more does God love me! Wow!
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