You Wait . . .
You know us through
every hair we have,
Created in your image.
Oh the potential . . .
Freewill is given
to do or not to do.
We wait, You wait
Musing . . .
you celebrate us
as we fulfill our
desires and destinies.
You are . . .
Watching over our
Meeting us . . .
At the doorway
Of Our Faith!
Over many years of listening to sermons and reading scripture, I muse over the interpretations we develop about God. During the exciting times of sharing the revelations we receive, these are being recorded and written as we share them, Mal 3:16.
Our ongoing understanding of God is continuously being unveiled to us as we experience Him. The richness of His word and these experiences undergird our belief. Reading David's life through the Psalms and books of Samuel, we witness a man who struggles with the same issues we have while relating with God. This enthralling relationship unfolds and highlights all the emotions David experiences.
God is very patient with David. He listens to his complaints, arguments, and praises and we get the sense that God enjoys David's journey.
Have you ever realized God celebrates you and enjoys the outworking of your life? Here's a scripture that helps us to understand that He does this.
Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV
The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”
I was reading this verse recently and one line was highlighted and popped out at me; He will quiet you with His love! This one line is a beautiful reassurance of the security we grow into as we individually experience Him. Can you visualize God rejoicing over you with singing when we are taught that we are to rejoice over Him with praise and worship?
I believe our concepts of God change markedly the more we experience Him. Imagine how David must have felt asking the priest for the Showbread to feed his hungry men?
So the priest gave him holy bread; for there was no bread there but the showbread which had been taken from before the Lord, in order to put hot bread in its place on the day when it was taken away.
I Samuel 21:6 NKJV
Jesus even mentioned it.
But He said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he was in need and hungry, he and those with him: how he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest and ate the showbread, which is not lawful to eat except for the priests, and also gave some to those who were with him?”
Mark 2:25-26 NKJV
David did something that was unlawful but was approved by God for doing it. He broke the rules and had the right heart.
Here's another example of the rules being broken. This criminal joined Jesus in paradise because his heart was changed.
Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.” But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”
Luke 23:39-43 NKJV
God’s ways are not our ways
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
Isaiah 55:8 NKJV
Here's a tip for you; Often we try to get our head around God to understand Him when we really just need to get our heart around Him and relish your fellowship with Him.
# - How often do you share your revelations with your friends and get excited?
# - Are you reassured by your ongoing experiences with God rather than just gathering more information about Him? Explain what effect this has on your faith.
# - When you are next sharing with your friends about your revelations, how about discussing how God rejoices over each of us with singing and discuss Zephaniah 3:17?