Monday, September 16, 2013

Visible Promise

Hello Everyone, 

I posted this scripture on my Facebook earlier today and was going to leave it at that but felt God asking me to share my thoughts with you all.

"The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand." 19.37.23-4

This is one of my favorite Psalms because of the message it shares in its previous verses about delighting yourselves in the Lord... 19.37.4. I've always been encouraged by that simple verse. The wonderful thing about Psalm 37 is that it is bursting with wonderful treasures and promises from God. Verses 23 and 24 is an example of these treasures...

Throughout our lives we have to face some pretty rough patches that pull us in many directions and it can be hard to discern Gods will for our lives. The scriptures tell us this on several occasions. 

My family is a great example of this, my wife and I have been married three years and while our love for God, for one another and for our daughter grows stronger every day, life has given us some pretty rough experiences. We've faced many trials and still do today. I won't go into details but trust me the experiences are there. Its all apart of the growth process.

Hearing the voice of God is no easy task when the world around you is bearing down and closing in. Distractions are everywhere aren't they? Here is the amazing thing though. As long as we are faithfully seeking the will of God in our lives we will always find HIS voice.  The scripture plainly states that ...for the Lord holds them by the hand... 19.37.24.

Yes, I admit there have been times in which I have questioned where God was in my life but when the question comes they answer is as well and it's always YES. As we seek HIS presence, we grow and as we grow HIS will becomes more visible. The challenge for us is to seek HIM in everything.

I have more to say on this but I will leave it at this for now. I pray that each and everyone who read this will find encouragement. 

Thanks again for visiting "The Gathering Room"

Stand Strong and continue to believe the teachings given to you... (2 Thes. 2:15b NCV),