Thursday, June 17, 2010

Psalm 28:7

7The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

Who has ever been through a desert season?? They are not necessarily bad experiences, but it is hard to maintain a positive attitude and hopeful momentum when you feel like you are walking around in circles.

One very important part of my recent desert journey is that it allowed God to remove me from all the hustle and bustle of the city which is just brimming with people to meet and encourage toward Christ. As a result of this removal, God was able to unearth an event that has turned into a cancer that has been festering within me for almost 20 years. Through this desert time, God and I have been able to reconnect on a deeper level and He has blessed me with glimpses of His plan for my life!!! That is totally worth walking around in circle for!!!

The process of spiritual surgery is quite frankly scary!! I honestly feel like a frog being dissected. This cancer, like all cancer spread into other areas of my life without my knowledge or permission!! I believe that God has removed the source of the infection, it has been brought to light and God is now working on removing any infection that has spread. Once it has been removed, God washes the area with His love. He pours into me so that spot is no longer full of infection, but it is not left empty either, it is full of Him!!

In any surgery, there is going to be recovery time before being 110% again. I think I have come out from anesthetic and already I can feel God is working toward restoration!! I am so very thankful to be one loved daughter!!!

Psalm 28

1Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

2Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

3Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.

4Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.

5Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.

6Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.

7The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

8The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

9Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.

Psalm 27:4

4One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

What an inspirational verse!! What is one thing that you have desired?? It could be anything, a specific car, vacation, job, spouse, house, education, etc. What could it be that you actually begin modifying your thoughts, proirities, schedule, venues, friends, spending habits, etc. to attain this one thing??

I just learned a very interesting difference between a goal and a desire. A goal is purely based on your own efforts. The example given was about loosing weight. I may have a goal for myself to loose excess weight but to reach this goal I will have to watch what I eat and begin exercising regularly. Now my desire if for Jordan to loose weight too. I am unable to make those choices for him and monitor his progress on a moment to moment basis. So I am unable to attain this desire through my own efforts.

What is absoultly wonderful about desiring more of God, is that He desires a deeper relationship with me too!!! As a result, I am able to not only desire to dwell in His house, but He has come along side me to help me seek it out - so my goal to learn more about God, spend time with Him, and position myself to grow closer to Him are all things that I am able to activly seek and attain!!! This journey is a mutual relationship that just keeps getting better and better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!