Thursday, March 31, 2011

In A Word: Awe

I am in awe of a number of things weaved into this life God has given me. I am in awe of the way He has carefully crafted me to be who I am and has gifted me with amazing gifts to use for His glory. I am in awe that this is day 31 of my month long goal to blog a devotional of some type every day. Through this time God has amazed me and wowed me with the words He has given me to share. He has worked a mighty work within me in so many different ways. Hurdles have been jumped and obstacles overcome. I've discovered new things about myself and the love of writing that I've been so incredibly blessed with.

There is an overwhelming sense of accomplishment and an incredible sense of awe at what has transpired these 31 days. I am reminded again and again of the verses of Psalm 139 particularly verse 14, which says, "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well." My heart is overflowing with gratitude and amazement at God's most gracious care of me physically, spiritually, and even emotionally. He knows me better than I know myself. The devotionals I share seldom come from anything but the daily trials I face. Only when I write about these trying times and stormy seasons does the Lord reveal to me the bigger picture and I find myself on my knees long before coming to the keys to share the message with everyone. There is always so much to learn and I am speechless in the presence of the Lord and I stand in awe of His great care and love for me and for those He reaches through me.

This is most definitely not the end of the blogs here at Forever In Him. This month long blogging event has re-ignited the passion and purpose God planted in my heart so long ago. I am in awe of the very way He led me to the NaBloPoMo web site and introduced me to a concept that motivated and pushed me to blog no matter what every day for a month. A blessing to me as much as everyone reading. I pray for God's continued direction and guidance in future writings. I pray for a peace and calm of heart and not an over anxiousness to write because writing in haste never fully communicates the intended message. I pray to wait in the presence of the Lord and to first hear from Him before proceeding in typing His message across the pages of the Internet. Again, I stand in awe as I look back and I look forward in awe knowing of the many things God has planned.

In signing off this 31st day of March, I leave with the wonderfully amazing and awe inspiring words of Psalm 139:1-18; 23-24. Also, below is a YouTube video of the song "When You Believe" performed by Chloe Agnew. You can play it here or simply click the play button below and then proceed to read the words of Psalm 139.

Psalm 139

O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, 
thou understandest my thought afar off.
 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, 
and art acquainted with all my ways.
 For there is not a word in my tongue, 
but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
Thou hast beset me behind and before, 
and laid thine hand upon me.
 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; 
it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? 
or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: 
if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
 If I take the wings of the morning, 
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
 Even there shall thy hand lead me, 
and thy right hand shall hold me.
 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; 
even the night shall be light about me.
 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; 
but the night shineth as the day: 
the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
 For thou hast possessed my reins:
thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: 
marvellous are thy works; 
and that my soul knoweth right well.
 My substance was not hid from thee, 
when I was made in secret, 
and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; 
and in thy book all my members were written, 
which in continuance were fashioned, 
when as yet there was none of them.
 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, 
O God! how great is the sum of them!
 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: 
when I awake, I am still with thee.
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, 
and know my thoughts:
 And see if there be any wicked way in me, 
and lead me in the way everlasting.

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