Saturday, March 12, 2011

Getting the God "Go"

I just attended a weekend Living Proof Ministries conference with bible teacher and author, Beth Moore. I still have trouble wrapping my mind around the way God has taken hold of my life and led me to answers over the past two years...and all I had to do was let him! The metaphor Beth used for her message came from a segment of Jeremiah 31:21-“Set up road signs; put up guideposts. Take note of the highway, the road that you take...." She used the concepts of STOP, YEILD, and GO in coordination with scripture that included these ideas to point out the plan God has for each of us. It is so bizarre how in a room of 6,300 people, it feels like He is speaking directly to me!

While the stop and yeild concepts offered an incredible amount of understanding and acceptance to me regarding the places I have been recently, it was during the GO message that every person around me ceased to exist and I felt like God was talking just to me! The "take away" that I have from this awesome intervention is "You are there, she is safe with me; you have a purpose, she has served hers. She will be here waiting when you have served yours."

In an unmistakeably clear voice, God said Go...and now I will!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Daily Bread "Aha" Moment

"And give us this day our daily bread...." I've read it, known it, recited it for longer than I can remember. I had always interpreted the meaning in a very literal way: The Lord will provide us with the food and water we need to survive. He will give us food when there seems to be the fish and loaves, and the manta in the Bible. Boy did I miss the boat!

The sensation of being filled with the Holy Spirit is new to me, and that is what sparked the aha moment. "Daily bread" has nothing to do with food, it's about something so much more critical to survival: A true relationship with God. The irony is that without the tragedy of losing the most important person in my life, I would not have discovered what was really most important in my life. When the realization hit me, it was one of those experiences where it feels like your heart skips a beat and time stands still for a fraction of a minute. At the weakest point in my life, it was God's love that gave me the strength I didn't have.