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Entered By: Paula
Entry Date: 2014-05-28 09:58:21
Subject: Where will we stand?
Message:
 

 This morning I was writing out my thoughts to God.  It started with some complaints and pointing of the finger, my fears, as it normally does, and by the end I worshipped.  Isn't the way it is?  I throw out my heart to Him and I am blown away by who He is.  My goodness, He is the God of the Universe and He listens to me. He listens and He teaches if I will listen.

This morning He took me to Job.  Chapters 1 and 2.  I am no Bible scholar, I have no formal training, so please read with that in mind.  I do love His Word and belief that it is the nourishment of my marrow.

 You see I had been pointing the finger to all that is not going like I want, to all that has seemingly been failures, to all that is not right in my heart and how I want different, to all that I think is not right in others and how I want different.  Oh boy.  We can all imagine it, right?  I read Job 1 -2.  Right, it wasn't going so ¨right¨ for Job, but it said he had done all of the ¨right.¨  God called him blameless and upright. I have to admit I heard some preachers/motivational speakers having to eat their words - and I smiled.  

It just doesn't always look nice does it?  It isn't always packaged perfect with rafia and burlap. It doesn't always feel like the honeymoon.  Obviously the stuff I was writing to God about wasn't anything like Job's stuff.  Obviously I am not blameless.   Here is the verse that punched......¨Through all of this Job did not sin nor did he blame God. ¨  Job 1: 22.  

Stuff around him was hurting.........hurting to the extent I can't honestly even imagine, but the guy fell to the ground and stood on some truth.  Naked we come from the womb.  Naked we will return.  The Lord gives and the Lord takes away.  Blessed be the name of the Lord. 

Where will we stand when we sink to the ground in agony?  I'm thinking it was agony Job was going through.  Sometimes I am crying out in what feels like agony to me.  But where do I stand?  

I choose to declare today.  Naked I came from my mother's womb and naked I will depart.  The Lord has given and the Lord has taken away.  Blessed be the name of the Lord.  Oh that I would not sin in my disappoinment and disallusionment.  Oh that I would trust that He is God and I am not.  He is so very blameless.  He is so very perfect, living, loving, and true.  

Bless His name, 

Paula 





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