When I get like this, I begin to worship God! I ask for His divine presence and help. I begin to thank Him for all the times I spent with Danie, the love that she had for me and I for her. There were times we would call each other up when American Idol tryouts were on the air. We would pick up the phone and without either one of us saying a word, we would just start laughing hysterically at the people who thought they could sing, but knew they sounded a hot mess.
I think on those times, but I don't let them swallow me up with despair and sadness because I have so much to thank God for. She is free of cancer, She is not sick and suffering anymore. She is healed and living her best life now. She is with Jesus and that is all that matters. I trust God to fill all the empty places in my life and He is doing just that.
As I look forward with anticipation of my second granddaughter in February, My heart is overwhelmed with joy and happiness. I can't wait to feel her cheeks up against my face. I can't wait to see her tiny toes and hands. I know she'll have lots of hair because my son Trevor had a head full of it. And his wife Allyson had a lot as a child too. Holidays are tough, but it is still possible to have a Merry Christmas and not be pessimistic about what 2014 has to offer.
Well, this afternoon an interesting thing happened. I really did not have intentions to blog today. but I thought I would write a few brief statements. I began listening to Pandora radio and the song: "How Great is Our God" came on. Those lyrics also included words to the song: "How Great Thou Art" in them. It was then that I began to speaking well of the Lord and worshiping Him. I lifted my hands in reverence to Hm. I began to feel the presence of the Holy Spirit descending upon me. At the end of that song another song came on. I never heard that particular song before, but I felt that the Lord was singing those lyrics to me! "When you can't hear my voice, just trust my plan. I'm see you and hear you, and Yes, I understand." Those were the words God spoke to me.
I lifted my hands once again and just gave into the move of the Holy Spirit that was upon me. If you have felt His presence before, you know that there is a warm feeling that moves upon you and you can feel Him hovering upon you. Jehovah Rohi showed up! His presence is sweet and peaceful.
It's int the name, Jehovah-Rohi (the Lord our Shepherd) that we find the most tender, most intimate relationship between Jehovah and His people. (Psalms 23:1) The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. It speaks of the intimate love the shepherd has for his sheep. This is the special relationship of Jehovah-Rohi to His sheep. This is the special relationship that He shares with me and I with Him.
(Psalms 23:1) The LORD is my shepherd; is who Jesus is to those who believe. And because he is our Shepherd: since He is my Jehovah-Rohi I shall not want!
- 1. I shall not want rest. v2 2. I shall not want refreshment. v2 . I shall not want forgiveness. v3
4. I shall not want guidance. v3 5. I shall not want companionship. v4 . I shall not want comfort. v4
7. I shall not want sustenance. v5 8. I shall not want joy. v5 9. I shall not want anything in this life. v6
10. I shall not want in the life to come. v
- 1. He is the One who protects 2. He is the One who directs 3. He is the One who provides
Freely God gave, freely you may receive. it is not about earning or deserving this gift. Its not about keeping a bunch of rules and regulations either. It's about relationship. It's about worshiping God, praising him for what he does in our lives, and thanking Him when he blesses us. It is about serving Him and our fellow man. Salvation is so simple that most folks stumble all over it. But the Lord doesn't want us to be ignorant. That is why He sent His humble Son, to baffle the scholars and those who think themselves to be wise.
Well, I have done what I felt in my heart to do today. I wasn't going to blog today, but God was so special to me today and I felt led to share my experience with you. God Bless and have a wonderful weekend.
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