Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Play Button

The pause has lasted longer than I had expected. It
included a move to a new home, the holidays, the
sudden death of a very special long term friend.
Several of you have asked when I would start to
post again. Bless you for that!

I woke up in the middle of the night last night, and
as I staggered to the bathroom, God opened up
Psalm 23 to me.

"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want."

As I grew up I looked at this word, 'want,' as the
meeting of my physical and relational wants. As I
lay there barely awake He answered my burning
question: 'How can I have so may unmet desires 
when God has promised that I shall not want?'

There in the dark, He showed me that He would
meet my basic needs; needs for love, acceptance,
adequacy, value/worth, security. These are
foundational to life!
It is in Christ that I have:

Peace, refreshment, wholeness, shalom
Rest, restorative rest
Righteousness, His
I can walk through loss of every kind without fear
   He Is There.
I have abundance, His table overflows
Goodness and mercy indwell, surround me
AND, I shall dwell in Him forever!

Welcome back, dear reader. May God give you
a new revelation of His sufficiency--especially
in times like these.

Does not God come when we least expect it?