And the lord said to the bondman, Go out into the ways and fences and compel to come in, that my house may be filled. Luke 14:23 The Darby Translation
Sunday, April 25, 2010
The sky is full of dark stormy clouds. The weatherman is calling for severe thunder storms. The storms may come but for now the soft rain begins its gentle rhythm on the deck. In times past I have watched as the thunder rolled across the big Texas sky and the lightning seemed to strike right at the foot of our towering pine trees. After the storm would pass, the beauty of the rainbow would fill the sky. We now live in WV and the storms aren’t as prominent here. Still all of this has set mind on two scriptures. My heart rejoices as the Holy Spirit reminds me both God’s character and promise.
“I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth” Genesis 9:13
"Go out and stand before me on the mountain," the LORD told him. And as Elijah stood there, the LORD passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper.” 1 Kings 19:11-12
Often in the storms of our lives we do not hear God but He is there. God chose not to show himself to Elijah in the windstorm, earthquake or fire. Instead God chose to prepare his prophet to hear the small still voice. Just as the rainbow was a sign of the covenant so we have His promise that He will never leave nor forsake us. He’s right there in the big middle of that unbearable storm. Finger to lips – hush… listen... can you not hear His gentle whisper?
Who am I? I am a princess. For my Father is the King of kings and Lord of lords. This statement is of great importance because I was not always a princess. Once I was simply a lost soul dwelling in a pit. Then one day all things in my life changed. My Father, God reached down and lifted me from the pit giving me new life. In Him, I have found peace, love and hope. This is my greatest role by far for in it I find joy to be all the titles that follow me. Finish reading about me in my pages listed above.