Monday, July 13, 2009

The Power of the Blood and the Power of the Word

It seems like I haven't been able to blog consistently in FOREVER! But..... such is the life of a busy working mom in the summer. :)

Today in my personal prayer time I was seeking God's face and His will on some things for our family~ "Do I homeschool my youngest?" "Do I concentrate on my stories in the fall or do I concentrate on finishing my degree?"

Question after question I petitioned before my Lord.


So, I prayed a little louder. Maybe He didn't hear me.

I don't know about you, but when I petition the Father, I want an answer RIGHT NOW! Not tomorrow, not next week, but RIGHT NOW. I am sure He must sit in heaven and lovingly roll His eyes at me and whisper, "Wait my child."

Today, I was drawn to His written Word.

I poured over His love letter to me. Searching. Seeking. Surely the answers were going to be written there somewhere..... "Yes, homeschool Taylor." or "Do not homeschool Taylor." Where is that? Haphanai 3:16??? :)

What I did find was He wanted my attention on Him, not my questions, not my petitions. Just to focus on His Grace, His Mercy, His Holiness.

That's when it always happens.

I look into His Holiness and see my selfish nature in its raw and ugly form.

I race back to His Word.
Tears stream down my face.

His Word begins to cleanse and wash and sanctify.

You see, we are washed clean from our sin by the precious Blood of Jesus.
We are washed daily in sanctification by the precious Word.

His Word is Truth and regenerates our soul that has been contaminated by the world we live in. [Ephesians 5:26 "by the washing of water by the Word."] Thank you Jesus for the Word of God! I would hate to see who I would become without the power of the Blood and the Word!

Just some of my rambling thoughts on the Greatness of our God and His Holiness....



Angela said...

amen amen amen...I just finished writing out my devotional today and prayed for God's children....your post was exactly what I had prayed..we HUNGER for more of Him!!

lheustes said...

Your blog touched me because I am too always want an immediate answer to everything and hate to wait. Thanks for reminding me that everything is not immediate. We miss you guys ... what a summer (no excuses) just crazy! We were dressed to come to church yesterday and DG looked at me and said, "I have to go back to bed." He is having major back problems and we have an appointment with the neurosurgeon tomorrow. Please pray with me that this is something not requiring surgery. It is all about timing with farming this year. Again, God's timing is the plan we (I) should be striving for ... see you soon. I am so ashamed that I have not been there to see Courtney. My sister asks me about her every week.