I just got home from church a little while ago and decided to check my email and blogs before heading to bed. Boy am I glad I did! Beth Moore has a new post on her blog that really touched my heart. Here's the part of the post that really got me into an attitude of gratitude;
"It hit me how much God loves for us to call Him by Name and that, when we cry out to Him with titles that have become such meaningful endearments to us - such expressions of relationship, those cries are utterly irresistible to Him. Sometimes, because He knows what we need more than we do, it may seem He's not responding but, in reality, He's right on the other side of that door greatly moved. And timing His obvious entrance just right.
Simple truth this morning. God LOVES to hear you call Him by Name. A Name that MEANS something to you. A term of deep endearment. When the spirit within you cries out, "Abba, Father!" your voice is irresistible to Him. If you'll permit this English teacher a double-negative, God never DOESN'T respond. You may not see Him right away but He will be right next to you all along. He hears you and He WILL act at exactly the right time. Somehow it was profound to me. We - fretful, inconsistent children weak in our natural selves - MOVE THE HEART OF GOD. Because that's the Way He wanted it. Every single time we cry out. Every single time we use His Name and mean it. We are heard. His heart teems with affection and His restraint demands His own long suffering. Take heart!
'Those who know Your Name will trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You.' Psalm 9:10"
Heading into this break from all things related to fertility (Woo-hoo no more Clomid!!) I needed to be reminded that God's timing is perfect. The fact that I have not seen the answer to prayers does by no means mean that He has not heard my cries. He is just timing His entrance. What an amazing God we serve! What an incredible gift it is to know Him and be known by Him! What an honor to serve Him! What a joy to praise Him!
Another blog I visit had a post with more "Isn't God Great" information. Visit Angie's blog to get all the details but here is a picture that goes along with her post and displays one more example of God's Awesomeness.
"Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing." Is. 40:26
This, believe it or not, is the nucleus of the Whirlpool Galaxy! How cool is that?
And to make a long post even longer, I just have to share an example of God's Awesomeness as displayed in my life. A while ago I posted about my desire to get out of retail and back into Education, God has answered my prayers and has led me to a new job. Starting in about a week I will be working as a one-on-one ed tech once again. I am SOOO excited. God is good!