Sunday, July 26, 2009
Have you ever noticed that you go through definable seasons in your life? Times where you just know that something is ending, and something new is about to start? I have gone through different journeys in my life that were completely unexpected, but they were lead by something, Someone bigger than me and were completely out of my control. Sometimes, I knew where I was headed, but most of the time, where I was going was unchartered territory for me. Those are the times that I know that I know that I know...God was in control, in the driver's seat. I was joining in on some greater thing that He was driving and working.
While I was in church this morning, I recognized that familiar feeling, that things in my life are shifting, about to change again. You see, it's happened enough times in my life, that I know when a shift is coming. It might sound scary, but really, it's quite exciting! To know that something...Someone outside of yourself...Someone who loves you completely, who knows every fiber of your being...is charting a new path for you, is exhilarating. It doesn't have to mean a big career change, though sometimes it does. But it just may mean a change in the way we respond to others or the way we perform our jobs, or the way we parent or behave as a spouse. We might befriend people who we would otherwise not give the time of day.
I don't mean to say that every step of our lives is predestined and that we better find THAT ONE WAY and walk in it. I'm saying that the Living God who created us and knows every hair on our heads, has works going on all around us that, if we so choose, we can walk into and be a part of something greater than ourselves. We can be an instrument of a bigger picture than just our little world.
As we encounter the Living God and catch glimpses of Him, we are changed, we are dazzled. And that very change in us should have an effect on the world around us. We look different, we act different, we treat people differently when we have seen Him. I saw Him this morning and it changed me, yet again. I felt myself moving into a new place in Him, in my world, in my life. I caught a glimpse of Him and I was dazzled, smitten! I can't wait to see where this new path will take me! I know that I will encounter people and situations that normally I wouldn't be equipped to deal with, but the effect of His presence will be all the equipping that I need!