Friday, August 17, 2007

My Heart's Thoughts for Today

As I sit down to write this morning, I'm about to pop out of my skin! I have been pouring out my heart to God about a particular circumstance for quite some time. He has responded and given me scripture to encourage me, and also used people to encourage me. But this week, He has just shown up big time. It seems that each devotion, each passage of scripture I read, conversations I have are all pointing in one direction. God is speaking loudly this week.

This morning in particular I sat on the couch with my mouth on the floor, amazed at the timing of one particular thing. Just amazed. Which shows me how much more I need to grown up in my faith. God tells us that when we seek Him with our whole heart we will find Him! Well beloved, He is showing off for me and I LOVE it!

This year has been so hard. Emotionally, financially, spiritually. Every area of our life has been and is still being tested. God has taken me back several years and is forcing me to rely on Him for every need. I am literally praying "give us this day our daily bread." And you know what? He is. He is providing every need. Emotionally, financially and spiritually. He is showing us that He is in the finest detail of every day. He cares about the smallest thing as well as the mountain I'm believing He will move! He is faithful, when I'm not. He is God in the good times and bad. I can't begin to understand why He allowed the events of this year to happen. But today I can honestly say that I don't need to understand. I trust Him. I believe God. He said He would never leave us or forsake us. He said He would provide for all our needs, and He has. He says that He will be with us at all times and He has been. I have been so aware of His presence that it gives me chills at times. I wouldn't trade the last few months for anything because God has showed up and showed off for us so much. He has revealed a little more of Himself to us and I don't want to go back! I hope that makes sense. :)


jodi said...

Praise the Lord! I am so happy for you!!! :)

Meg said...

I love how you see it as God showing off for us...what a cool way to look at it. He is an awesome provider and He really does meet us when we seek Him. He is such a great God...better than we can even imagine. Thanks for sharing your victory. Love, Meg

Darla said...

I love when HE shows off, and we get to see more of HIM! Eyes fixed on Jesus and believing God, is really what it is all about. I am very happy for you, and will continue to lift you in prayer! Love you Princess to princess

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

Beautiful testimony! May the Lord continue to show off for you!

I just "found" you through Small Scribbles. Read your profile. I'd love to own a Starbucks, too...but I'd go broke because I'd consume more than I'd sell ;D

The Small Scribbler said...

Hey Steph,

It makes perfect sense.


Amy said...

Amen, my Sistah!

Love ya!

Faith said...

Thank you for testifying! I love when God shows up and shows off. :)