Suddenly

photo(89)I woke up this morning, looked out my window and was struck by the blanket of snow covering everything. Pure, milk-colored snow. I was expecting it but when I actually saw it, its beauty captivated my eyes. And it reminded me of God. The way He suddenly changes things in our lives. Suddenly, the waiting is over. Suddenly, the pain is over. Suddenly, hope shoots up like Spring in our hearts. Suddenly, God…

A few days ago a kindred spirit spoke to me of God’s “suddenlies” and to have an expectant heart. I’ve decided to keep my eyes peeled, and I hope you will too. Don’t give up on your dreams. Don’t lose hope for that miracle. Keep believing because what He promises He fulfills. Take a moment to read the messages God sends to you through nature; all those subtle reminders of God moving all around you. He’s nearer than you think. Can you feel His breath?

You may be smack dab in the middle of a storm, but a sudden move of God can drastically change the course of your life at just the right time. I know this to be true in mine. Years of waiting suddenly turned on a dime. It was over and orchestrated with so much love that when the fog of pain lifted, I was able to look back and see God’s fingerprints molding it all for my good.

As time goes by, I hope to see more clearly, but not with my eyes.

Faith is the substance of things hoped for. You don’t have to see it to believe it. You have to believe it to see it.

Wait for His suddenly. It’s coming!

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Eternal Rock

When Jesus taught the multitudes what we have come to know as the Sermon on the Mount, He closed with a caution to the hearers of His words.  He compared anyone who heard His words and acted on them to a wise person for building his house upon a rock foundation.  Whoever did not obey His words He deemed foolish for building his house upon the sand, which ultimately fell when rain, floods, and wind beat upon it.

Christ is the rock of our salvation.  He is the safe haven that shelters us from life’s storms.  As the rains descend, we find our hiding place in Him.  We do not have to run and seek refuge elsewhere. Strong is His dwelling place and the peace of His presence calms the tempests within and around us.

Christ is the life-giving spiritual rock.  When Moses smote the rock in the desert of Zin, an abundance of water poured out to quench the thirst of the children of Israel.  However, drinking the flood of poisonous lies that the world offers drowns our soul.  Despite the world’s deluge of ways to gratify ourselves, only Jesus offers us the spiritual drink that leads to resurrection life.

Christ is the unmovable rock.  He is the Truth that remains despite the winds of change evidenced in ephemeral philosophies born out of Godless minds.  Superficial ideas come tumbling down due to their shaky foundations.  The Truth will never change for it is eternal and the shifting winds all around us will find in Him a stumbling stone against which they shall not prevail.

Build an altar upon the Rock of Ages and offer Him your life.  Edify yourself upon the truth of God’s Word.  Fortify yourself against the onslaught of the enemy with the power and wisdom of God which is Christ Jesus, so that you may also build others up in Him.  Only by building our house upon the Eternal Rock can we be assured that we will not be soaked in lies, tossed about by violent winds, and drowned by the deep, dark waters of a lost and foolish world.