Friday, October 08, 2004

I Will Bless The Lord

I love the Psalms, I can relate to many of the heartfelt cries to God for deliverance, restoration, healing and many other things we go through in this life plus just plain ole praise and worship of God our Father.

David said I will Bless the Lord at all times, this is a common phrase we hear in the christian world but it wasn't until a while a go that I was reading a commentary on this particular verse that I realized that ALL TIMES really meant ALL TIMES. So, it means that when my faith is shaken to the core, my heart is heavy, I can barely manage to utter a prayer, the enemy is bombarding me with messages of hopelessness, I am still to bless the Lord and continually praise Him. I do have to admit at the low times I don't feel like blessing the Lord or praising I am just barely holding on, but I am beginning to truly realize that God is there in the midst of my struggles and there is also a blessing and a lesson in the midst of the struggle.

I use to think I had to make myself good enough and then God will hear me, but He is there at all times even in the darkest times. Just like He is there at all times, it goes the same that I should Bless Him at all times. I am to bless him and encourage those around me to bless Him. So, how exactly do I tell my friend who has called me and said she is on the run from her abusive husband that she should still be blessing the Lord. It is not easy to have that kind of trust that even in the midst of that type of drama God is still to be praised and realize that He is working it out for our good.

Lord I bless and praise you right now although I am in the midst of weakened faith and uncertainty, but you are worthy of all praise!

The trip to higher ground sure can be rocky, but I will hold on with all I have on the way up.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Random Thoughts

As I look back over my life, I realize that I have not been following the path set for me, I have been following the path that others may think is right. Now that I am stepping out in faith and following the path of the Savior it truly hasn't been a rose garden experience. I come from a religious background that proudly stands tall and say we have the whole truth and others will eventually have to believe the gosepl story the way we believe it or you will be lost. I truly did believe I was in the right place, but what happens when you find out that you aren't in that right place. I will tell you your life is never the same.....friends will not treat the same, family will not treat you the same and you are looked at like an outsider and hopefully you will come back to the truth. Thank God I am seeking Him for all truth no matter the cost or no matter what anyone else says.

I am headed for higher ground....Lord plant my feet!!!