Monday, April 14, 2008

In Other Words Tuesday.....


"One of the most wonderful things about knowing God is that there's always so much more to know, so much more to discover. Just when we least expect it, He intrudes into our neat and tidy notions about who He is and how He works."

~ Joni Eareckson Tada

I g
et so nervous participating in this "meme". I feel so vulnerable!! Please know these are the words of an amateur just trying to challenge myself at something new.....

Oh the arrogance of man and his search for knowledge and truth....

What if in that search for God we were to actually discover who He is and how He works?

Would we really have answers?

Would we be satisfied?

Or would we have created the worst nightmare imaginable; living in a world where there truly is no God? Where pain, destruction and devastation are what awaits us...

We would be left without the knowledge that God is sovereign and on His throne. We would be left without hope.....

But our God will not ever be fully known or understood. His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts.......Like the layers of an onion God shows us glimpses of who He is but to ever know and understand the fullness of Him would be beyond our human capacity for His glory is simply too great. Instead, He reveals His nature only as much as our nature will allow.

And even this being a personal experience as He cares for our needs individually. You may know Him as Jehova Jireh while your neighbor calls upon Jehova Rapha. I may need my God of Comfort while my sister is seeking the God of Peace.

His provision is all encompassing and He is truly our all in all.

We can receive undeserved grace and mercy at the foot of the cross and take up His yoke when we are weary.

We can find the strength to endure the difficulties of our lives.

We can know peace even in the midst of unthinkable circumstances.

We can because He is!


Lord, I thank you for the perfect ways that you show You are in control of your creation!

The Sun rises in the east and sets in the west, the moon and stars hang securely in the sky, the ocean never overtakes the earth completely. God these are your fingerprints on the world you created. And yet, we will see the occasional eclipse, the shooting star, the snowflakes in April and we will know that only the author Himself could rewrite the script.

Lord, I pray that my life would always be in the palm of Your hand and though I may not be able to know the hows and whys of it I
would be able to see and trust in You and that is more than enough for me.

11 comments:

Amy said...

Amen.:)

Jenny said...

Great post! I do love how He can be just what I need today, and just what you need and not get tired!

When I try to meet the needs of all my girls in the same day, I am wore slap out! But not our God!

Jen

Susan said...

amateur???

This was incredible!

Thanks so much for participating in today's meme.

Kelly you are such a blessing to so many people. I really have enjoyed getting to know you here in blogland.

...We can because He is!

PRAISE GOD!

Blessings to you my sweet friend♥

luvmy4sons said...

You go girl! Say it! All so true! All so wonderful!

Shari said...

Oh wow, He does care for our needs individually. It is so interesting how the pastor can preach the same words to everyone in the congregation, but we can all come away with a different challenge. God is showing Himself as a Counselor and Provider to me.

lori said...

first of all....there is NOTHING AMATEUR here...you are crazy!!:) THOSE words were amazing... IF we did know all we could about God...would we be disappointed that that was ALL there was....I'm comforted by the fact that HE never ends, never runs out, never doesn't have a plan or answer! THANK GOD! I need that....my neat and tidy just never works out...and THANKFULLY HE BLOWS in to save me from myself and teach me in the process!!

blessings to the one who blesses!!
you gotta keep writing!!
It really is inspiring...and I'm not just saying that...I AM COWBOY BOOTS and we say what we mean!!
hugs,
lori

Janna Rust said...

Hi Kelley - I loved this. Especially your questions at the beginning, especially these: "What if in our search for God we were to actually discover who He is and how He works? Would we really have answers?"

Would we? I'm glad that His ways are unsearchable. I'm glad He is bigger and smarter than I. Let Him keep all of the answers. (Someday you will probably have to remind me that I said that). :)

Have a great afternoon! Keep up the good work. You do have a gift. I'm looking forward to seeing how God crafts it an what He does with it. :)

Heather@Mommymonk said...

He always wants us to know Him more.

twinklemom said...

Amen!

You did a wonderful job and it was such a joy and inspiration reading your post!

Amy said...

I'm praying for you and your lecture tomorrow.

God Bless,
Amy:)

Lelia Chealey said...

I loved this Kelley! Please let your guard down & just write what God puts on your heart. I love your style of writing and learn so much from visiting you.
I love you sister. Keep allowing God to work huge through your blog. Definitely a ministry you've got going on here.
Love you,
Lelia