Tuesday, November 06, 2007

hope you had a great weekend.....

WOW The Tigers won and the Saints actually pulled off a win. All that's great but let's rejoice that our names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. Eternity is real and it is ours. It is our inheritance. The Holy Spirit has sealed us and we are God's purchased possession for that day, the day He comes to take us home. When all seems lost and it seems we have no answers to the craziness going on around us we have to realize that God is still in control. We have to STOP and make a conscious realization that He is NOT asleep, He is NOT on vacation. He is aware and also able to help us in handling our situations. We probably just need WISDOM which He said he would give liberally if only we would ask. I think our problem, most of the time, is the lack of realization that we even need WISDOM. We rely too heavily on past experience and manipulation in order to have things work out how we think would be best. That's the problem however, since we can't see all our circumstances with eternity's perspective we see very short sighted and don't understand how individual events in our lives line up to effect eternity and our future.

Let's consider Joseph. We must really stop and contemplate the events that lead to the salvation of the nation of Israel. That process didn't just have to do with the timing for Israel as much as it did making Joseph ready for re-encountering his brothers. What needed to be done in his life so he could be trusted with all of that authority. That story excites me. The thought of our heavenly Father working so diligently through our circumstances to prepare us for kingdom work. Oh how we miss things because we allow our circumstances to consume us rather than us by the power of the Holy Spirit saying ok God I recognize this as an opportunity to be prepared----do your work in me. Well I need to go more later on this thought.

Robin

4 comments:

Zechariah said...

"ok God I recognize this as an opportunity to be prepared----do your work in me"

that's good and also a highly important thing not only to remember, but to repeat to yourself.

Sonja said...

wow! Nothing like eating a "big juicy steak this early in the morning!!" Thanks Robin, I needed that reminder. Hmmm...something is stirring in the atmosphere for sure!!
Even those who "are hidden" for this season sence a shift, the time for a "great pouring of a harvest" is coming...people get ready!!!
Spent the weeken at Prayer Lake visiting Johnny and Joy...Mr. Johnny is enduring with great enthusiansm and believing for the "healing" of the Lord...he's amazing and reminds me of George's attitude quite a bit...
I learned how to clean pecans coming off a conveyer belt and enjoyed it! It's a huge machine but well worth it if you're in the business...
Miss seeing you! But I sence a greater "faith" rising up in you, watch out saints "she's coming into something"!!! You can lay hands on me anytime you want sister, the anointing is coming!!!

Love you.

Sonja

Kayla said...

Thanks... this was what I needed to read this morning! Love you!

agardana said...

Hey Robin,

I just wanted to say I love you and miss you. I keep thinking about you at times I can't seem to catch up with you, but your phone may be ringing in class sometime soon.