While watching all of the rescues and good deeds being carried out in Houston and surrounding areas, my heart is lifted by the inclusive Love being shown, rather than excluding anyone. It doesn’t need to take a disaster of this magnitude to experience this kind of Love. 2 Corinthians 5:16 reads, “Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we Him no more.” Isn’t that what that verse is saying? Look at man through God’s (Love’s) eyes. He doesn’t see a color or a race but His image and likeness.
So many times, as we go through the day, we may come upon an obstacle and keep our focus there. Maybe, we will spend time on getting through or around the blocked area. By doing this, we may get off course. As I was thinking about the hurricane and storms today, I remembered God, not Harvey, is omnipotent. Isaiah 26:7 states, “The path of the righteous is level; O upright One, you make the way of the righteous smooth.”
Checking my thoughts regularly, I will know God is still in charge!
This morning while at my desk studying my Bible and praying, out of the corner of my eye I see movement and notice a hummingbird. While watching it, I am reminded that logically, it shouldn’t be able to fly. It’s body is too large and it’s wings, too short, but that doesn’t stop it from flying. Then Luke 1:37 comes to mind and it reads, “For nothing is impossible with God.”
That is the verse I will use today as I continue to pray for safety and protection for those effected by Hurricane Harvey. Nothing is impossible with God!
As the rains continue to pound on our great state of Texas, the prayers are continuing as well. This morning Psalms 4:6-8 which reads “Many are asking, ‘Who can show us any good?’ Let the light of your face shine upon us, O Lord. You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound. I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” comes to thought.
Many are knowing, right here and right now, God is still in control no matter the human picture. To really know this can dispel any and all fear. People are reaching out from far away and color, race and political preference are not issues. Nothing but Love is being expressed.
It’s been raining here hard for a full day with several days more predicted. Have to turn the television off from time to time to keep from being mesmerized from all the dire predictions and graphic photos of destruction. This morning I have been working with the first verse out of our Hymnal which reads
“In heavenly Love abiding, No change my heart shall fear; And safe is such confiding, For nothing changes here. The storm may roar without me, My heart may low be laid; But God is round about me, And can I be dismayed?
Today, I will continue with gratitude for all blessings. Only Good is going on!! That is certainly not burying my head nor being delusional but my faith in God grows daily. Praying for our state of Texas during this hurricane.
The rain has been going on for hours from the effects of the hurricane. We have rolled up towels under the back windows behind my desk. The two verses I am praying with this morning are John 16:33 and John 14:27. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have over come the world.” and “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
As I study with these verses, I know God is in control and there is no reason to fear.
In Exodus 3:14 we read, “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and He said, Thus shalt thou say until the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” That verse reminds me to watch what I say following “I am” because it would be speaking of God and we are made in His image and likeness. We reflect God! Today I will be watchful of what I think of me as well as others.