Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Intimacy with God By faith, Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land. He was warned about something he couldn’t see, and acted on what he was told. The result? His family was saved. His act of faith drew a sharp line between the evil of the unbelieving world and the rightness of the believing world. As a result, Noah became intimate with God.  -Hebrews 11:7 (MSG) The story of Noah in the Bible has always intrigued me.  To hear a direct order from God, act and obey on it in faith with endurance for over one hundred years with only the help of your family speaks of dedication and extreme sacrifice. What must Noah have felt like when he saw that first drop of rain fall from the sky? Or maybe he was still gathering some animals when he got splattered on the head with a big raindrop? Never before had the earth seen rain, but Noah had been predicting a great flood for the last 100 years while building the Ark.   Insults, ridicules, jeers were part of his daily torture, but he endured until the last board and nail were in place because God told him to.   The result? his family and creation were saved, but Noah received much more than that.   Hebrews 11:7 says, "As a result, Noah became intimate with God." With every board he hammered into place on the Ark, the grey of good and evil, truth and deception faded and became white and black for Noah. He became initmate with God and began discerning His ways.   What a thing for us all to seek and yearn for.   Intimacy with God for our act of faith to draw a sharp line between the evil of the unbelieving world and the rightness of the believing world. I don't know about you, but I WANT THAT!!! Many blessings, Dorinda

Monday, June 4, 2012

Dreams and Destiny

One of my life's greatest heroes said in a famous speech, "I have a dream!"

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream is daily coming to pass because people have sacrificed and worked to make that dream a reality. 

Dreams that are God given to fulfil the destiny HE has placed inside each of us does not JUST happen. 

We must work to make sure those dreams come to pass.  Dreams often land us in uncomfortable and strange places- like Joseph of the Bible.

Dreams also, with that hard work, AND INTEGRITY KEPT, like Joseph in the Bible, will help us to see our Destiny that God planned for us before we were born.

Dreams.  We should all have them, but they must propel us to the destiny that God called us to fulfil to lead to His eternal glory. 

What is your dream?
What is your destiny?

May you seek His face daily and may you find yourself smack dab in the middle of your destiny!!!