So I’ll stand, with arms high and heart abandoned, in awe of the one who gave it all…convicted much? That part of the song hits me every time I hear it.
Sometimes I have to actually visit my own blog to re-read the things I write. Not only is it a good refresher course for the path God is leading me on, but I find it interesting to see the transition of the running theme. That could also be referred to as growth I think. As we grow in wisdom and strength, our challenges and struggles evolve. The important thing to remember though, is not to lose sight of old struggles lest we forget what a pit they were and fall back into them.
This morning theme has been prayer. As I already mentioned, I was convicted to start praying for some situations first thing this morning. My flesh was weak, actually more tired than anything, but regardless I obeyed the prodding. It started out as a simple prayer, almost selfish, then before I knew it I was just pouring my heart out in a way that surprised even me. It felt refreshing for the very first act of my day.
I continued reading in the Psalms. The day’s theme only deepened into a richer, sweeter scene. I want to share just a few verses that jumped out at me.
These verses were complete confirmation. As David prayed, God heard him. God showed up. It goes to show that God listens to our every word when we diligently seek Him. There are so many promises wrapped up in those verses about God’s protection and provision.
Allow me to take this a step further. God tells us to approach the Throne of Grace with confidence and expect Him to listen (Hebrews 4:15-16). He understands our needs, but to be expectant of Him to provide for those needs takes a level of faith that is only achieved by laying aside our self-reliant pride. We sing and pray about surrounding every aspect of our lives, but when do we shut up and listen for His call and ACT upon that call.
To put this post in a nutshell, it is safe to say that God was simply meeting me where I am at this morning. He called me into a powerful conversation with Him; I submitted to that call; He provides confirmation; and my relationship with Him reaches a deeper level of intimacy.