I am about to publicly testify that God is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G-! You heard it. I said it here. In fact, I am DECLARING – MY GOD IS AMAZING! Simply put. None other can touch Him.
I was just thinking of what I could post for the day and brainstorming upon some nifty, catchy title for my blog entry, when I started to think about directions. Taking a “late” look over my morning devotion and scripture – to my SURPRISE – it clearly spoke about DIRECTIONS. There is LOUD signals going off and it has never been more EVIDENT.
The revelation of God is whole and pulls our lives together. The signposts of God are clear and point out the right road. The life-maps of God are right, showing the way to joy. The directions of God are plain and easy on the eyes. God’s reputation is twenty-four-carat gold, with a lifetime guarantee. The decisions of God are accurate down to the nth degree. God’s Word is better than a diamond, better than a diamond set between emeralds. You’ll like it better than strawberries in spring, better than red, ripe strawberries. – There’s more: God’s Word warns us of danger and directs us to hidden treasure. Otherwise how will we find our way? Or know when we play the fool? Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh! Keep me from stupid sins, from thinking I can take over your work; Then I can start this day sun-washed, scrubbed clean of the grime of sin. These are the words in my mouth; these are what I chew on and pray. Accept them when I place them on the morning altar, O God, my Altar-Rock, God, Priest-of-My-Altar. – Psalm 19:8-11 The Message [MSG]
Do you see what I see? Maybe I am more sensitive to what the scripture is saying because of some immediate life decisions my wife and I are sorting through. I plan to be as transparent as possible; I have nothing to hold back. Currently we are in negotiations with buying some land with the future immediate plans to build a home. As it sits now, we are in the last leg of the legal process of purchasing the land. We are anticipating that we will be official owners of the land by the end of the month. Coupled along with this is the fact that we currently have our house on the market – FOR SALE BY OWNER! Once the house sells, we then will be breaking ground on the house. Many decisions are in our future but we feel we are following God’s direction for our lives as best we understand Him. As of yet, He has not failed us and He continues to open doors.
I am not 100% sure that our path ahead will be smooth sailing or without any stumbling blocks or hurdles with some major decisions that will be required to be made. But I do know for a fact God will be with us the entire process and His greater good will be accomplished through our lives. We have already declared that our future home will be used to bring glory to God. What that means? Not really sure, but I got some ideas of what He wants us to do and how we need to open our doors and make it as inviting and welcoming as possible. I know for a fact God will make available to us ministry opportunities.
So .. directions, decisions … excitement ahead … One thing is clear. God is in CONTROL! And just like this past spring of taking our first trip with Hayden to pick strawberries, and how he enjoyed himself and the enjoyment we had as parents of watching him grow into a little boy – many expecting things are to come … things far better than we could have ever desired or imagined.