my Bible study is on genesis.
that God, and Jesus in Him, created the
whole world. poured form into nothingness.
rivers and winding streams and mornings
fresh and shining with a golden sun. and darkness
when we lay down our burdens, and turn off the lights,
and kiss the children and sleep.
along with snakes and horses and giraffes and fish
of the sea and every redwood and rustling tree, He
decided to create man and woman. and families. and
His joy and real purpose for us is to simply glorify Him.
praise Him and love Him and rejoice in Him and trust Him
inspite of all our brokenness and struggles and this journey
called life. to celebrate that God is bigger and higher and
greater than all earthly things. that if we glorify Him, He will
deliver us out of every distress. that worry really is unnecessary.
oh, i have problems with worry. it is as if the devil creeps into
my mind and heart while i am sleeping, and takes a cat-scan
of my life and stamps these little wrinkles of concern and fear
and uncertainty in my mental wiring. and i cave in because i'm
not hiding enough of God's Word in my heart. and quieting
myself. stopped. still. wrapping up in His arms. remembering
that Jesus has ALWAYS worked EVERYTHING out! in 66 years,
He has NEVER failed me. never. ever. ever.
that Jesus came.
and is our Redeemer.
yes, we are human and imperfect and we
forget and get scared, but God still smiles on us
and longs for us. longs for our bowed heads and
humbled knees and shouting praises and joy.
oh, may Jesus come to us today.
may we allow Him to fill us completely.
to know His thoughts and ways are so beyond
ours, and in God's eyes, everything makes sense.
everything is allowed in our lives for His shaping and
worship. glorify. praise.
run with His joy shining in your eyes
and spilling out of your arms and toes and
onto all those around you. wave your arms.
lie flat on your face in pure, unsullied awe for
everything He is and does. glorify. glorify.