Tuesday, September 14, 2010

What does it really look like?

To be a follower of the One True God? What does it really look like to follow Jesus Christ all the way?

These are questions I am asking myself. Given our current situation and things right now, what does it look like? In light of eternity, what does it look like? Does it look like it should look?

Last night in Bible Study, which by-the-way, rocks my world......I posed this question:

Has a storm ever shaken you from your Spiritual slumber like it did Jonah? How did you respond and have you found Blessing in the storm? Have you been able to be thankful for the storm?

I think we all at one time or another find ourselves in a storm, but does it rock us? Does it shake us and cause us to live and do life differently, or after the waves have calmed down a bit and a little time goes by, do we just go back to life as normal? It is sad, but that happens. But God has so been dealing with my heart about not letting that happen. We don't go through things in this life just so we can be the same afterwards. No way!!! God is molding us. He is the Potter, we are the clay. And the molding hurts sometimes, but it is so necessary for us to be used by Him. It is a beautiful thing really.

But do you find Blessing in the storm? That is a whole other issue isn't it? How often do we just go through the storm, happy to be on the other side, try to learn a couple things from it and still just move right along? But is their Blessing to be had? I would say there is. I am currently, actively, consciously seeking out the Blessings amongst this particular Storm of Pain and God is moving in me in so many ways. Oh yes there are MANY Blessings to be had here in this place of pain.

So what does all this really have to do with being a True follower of Christ? I believe that He wants us to see the Blessings amidst the pain so others can see Christ in us. If we can do that, we look more like Him. Instead of arguing and being upset and throwing a big ole pity party, let's pick ourselves up and be the men and women of God He has called us to be amongst the lost and dying of this world, all the while going through our own stuff. We look so much more like our Jesus when our circumstances do not guide our hearts, but rather we allow God to guide them into all Truth and Light.

I referenced a song in Bible Study last night that I have loved for a very long time. I told the ladies I would try to find it on Youtube and plug it in here.

It talks about this very thing and is one of my all time fav's.
It's Phillip, Craig and Dean's, "Blessing in the Thorn".

I love you all so ~~

Isaiah 43:2
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze."

Have a Blessed day ~~


  1. I was SOOOO hoping you'd put this up today... & now, I'm sitting here with tears just streaming... how beautiful....

    Lord, I have to ask you
    On the cross You suffered through
    was there a time you ever doubted
    What you already knew

    Oh my gosh.... I'm just taking in God in these words right now...

    Thank you friend!!! Love you

  2. Thank-you for introducing me to a new song.Us old timers need some updating once in awhile. Our Lord Bless You .Denise Adorian From Denise's Delights