Monday, June 1, 2009

Just Thinking that when God writes it on the big screen at church...He might be saying this is it.

We are trying to get a little housework and laundry done before we hit the pool today. For a family that lived in their swimsuits all weekend, we sure do have a LOT of laundry!! I can't complain, Chad started it last night and did ALL the towels and a couple of loads of clothes for me. He's a good man.

I have to tell you about the big screen or I am going to p.o.p.

For two weeks God has continued to place one passage of scripture in front of me. In the past when this sort of thing happens I know that God just might give me a song out of it, but this time I didn't think that.

I had decided that it was to be the focus passage for a luncheon I was to speak at this week. That was until about 30 minutes ago when they called to tell me the church had cancelled it for this month. So I have saved my notes and maybe God will give me an opportunity to use it later.

The point is that God has placed this passage in front of me over and over again. Obviously, there is something He is trying to teach me.

The passage is Colossians 1:11-14:

"May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."

Yesterday (Sunday morning) I still could not get this passage off of my heart and decided that verses 13 and 14 would be my LPM scripture memory for the first two weeks of June. Once we got to church all I could think was "He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son." These words consumed my thoughts during Sunday school and choir warm-up. I can't tell you one thing our worship pastor said to us.

I walked on the platform to take my place in the worship singers and glanced up at the "Big Screen". Worship is less than a minute from starting and guess what verse is on the screens? Yep.

My verses.

I shook my head not in disbelief, but in a "Oh no He did not" way. Seriously, I wanted to get off of that stage and find a room to get flat.

I had been asking God for direction for the devotion and asking Him to show me if I was to meditate on this passage for the next two weeks. What does He do?

God writes it on the big screen 30 seconds before worship begins.

I'll take that as a yes. (Wouldn't it be nice if He did that more often!)

I'm thinking that there just may be a song out of this...too many ideas and lines running through my brain for there not to be. We'll see what He does.

Right now I'm thinking about that old hymn..."All that thrills my soul is Jesus" He really has thrilled me with all He has done for me. (Psalm 92)

This is already too long, but I need to ask you one thing.

Would you do me a favor and pray for my Freedom's Call partner Jill? She is our Bible teacher I asked you to pray for last week. Her 93 year old mother-in-law went home to Jesus Saturday evening. Jill is still recovering from Pneumonia and her husband is still recovering from his stay in the hospital as well...they could REALLY use your prayers this week. Thanks you. :)


jenmom said...

Praising the Lord that He is speaking to you in such neat ways and that you are sensitive to His message to you!
Thank you for Stephanie and the encouragement she is to me through her blog. I ask you in your mercy and grace to lift Jill and her husband and give them all the graces their lives need at this time.
In your Son's name, Jesus!

Leah said...

The big screen, huh? I've had that happen and it certainly does humble you.

I pray that Jill and her family will feel the peace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ as He walks with them through this difficult season.


Carol said...

That is pretty unbelievable!! I always ask God for a blinking sign. I've never thought about asking for a Jumbotron screen. LOL! God is good!

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Girl that is so crazy on the screen I do think that is some big way God is speaking!! I LOVE that!!! Cannot wait to hear more...

Praying for Jill and all of that stuff. Sorry to hear it is still going on.

Also, wanted to tell you my article in on Vicki Courney's site now!!! Go check it out! The virtuous reality one for teens, remember that writing contest a while back??? Yeah!
Love ya!

Lora said...

As a visual learner, I so love when the Lord gives signs! Like you, when I get it, I want to be alone with Him too. Bless you dear one!

Dearest Lord,
We ask for comfort and healing for Jill and her husband
We know that even sickness and death are parts of Your plan
Hold them closely, give your strength and peace
And a steadfastness of Spirit in them release. Amen.

Fran said...

Oh, I love you God!! And, I love it when He simply shows Himself off.

Praying for Jill. Praying for you.
Have a great day!

Heather said...

This is TOO COOL, Steph! Wow...I always say "I wish God would just write it out on a billboard so I would get it!!" I think you got close...:)
Have a great weekend, and thanks for giving me these verses to think on.