A moment or a movement?

Emotions run high because God has shown Himself faithful yet again. I (you) have received deliverance instead of defeat and for a moment__  we are truly grateful. Our circumstances lingered and languished to the point of impossibility and God swooped in—again— just in the nick of time.

woman wiping browOne may imagine that God is wiping His brow saying, “That was a close one!” lol  But not so for the Creator of the Universe who knows the end from the beginning.

Not just that Our Loving Father has intervened, but that he has allowed us to experience the consequences of our choices, the misdeeds of others or our own fragile humanity. This, so that we may know God’s watchful care for us and all that touches our lives. We are relieved or maybe even encouraged because we have another testimony of God’s faithfulness.

But after the dust has settled . . . and life in good again. . . where is God?

Our response to God is either for the moment or it is a movement.move

Are we any closer than we were when we began? Is God’s Word first place in our lives? Are we willing to forgo our plans and trust God’s ways? This is a litmus test of our relationship with Him. Paul states Romans 6:15-18(NIV)

What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.:

God is watching and waiting for us to spend some time with Him; to learn His ways; and to draw near to Him. As believers, we are to walk with God; to consult and converse with Him. To God, we can bring our cares via the cross and receive guidance, wisdom, provision, peace and joy.      It’s moving day!moving truck

Grace and Peace,030208_0025_0246.wbcCheryl

 

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