November 04, 2011

In Awe of Who God Is

This morning I was awaken by the terrible stench that has overtaken my house as a result of my forgetfulness…..at 11:30 pm last night we were awakened by our smoke alarm. Having it go off in the past as a result of a dying battery, we didn’t move to quickly to respond, until my 6 year old came running into our room.  My husband got out of bed to see what was going on and all I could hear was “Oh my gosh, oh my gosh”...in shear panic and my head spinning trying to find the phone to call 911 amidst the thick clouds of smoke throughout the house, my husband screamed out, “no flames, it’s ok”....my sweet memory had failed me once again as I left eggs boiling on the stove for the kids breakfast today….and now begins the tedious job of ridding my house of this awful smell! 

So here I sit, 5:30 am…my time with the Lord….all the windows and doors open (wrapped in a heavy blanket), bowls of distilled vinegar throughout the house and baking soda on my grocery list (for carpet cleaning later today)!  And yes, I did plead with the Lord to help me rid this awful stench from the fibers of my carpets and the textures of my walls…I felt silly at first asking for such a request but my God is personal and cares on a level I have hardly scratched to understand. 

I sat in Job 38 this morning and just marveled at the God we serve.  Have you ever felt so small or so insignificant, have you ever wondered if God really cares about the small things in life…the things that maybe aren’t a salvation issue but are a simple care of your heart?  Job 38 is a beautiful depiction of who God is, the power He holds, the care that He has for the things and beings that He’s created…

He spends 41 verses telling Job of all He has done, explaining all the control He has and does have by asking Job questions…“who has marked off the seas dimensions, who gives orders to the morning and shows the dawn it’s place, who sends the lightening bolts on there way…”   As I read through verse after verse, I was struck with awe at the vastness of who God is, the control He holds over all creation, the care and concern He places over what He has made…but the verses that sunk to the depths of my soul were 25-27…

“Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain, and a path for the thunderstorm, to water a land where no man lives, a desert with no one in it, to satisfy a desolate wasteland and make it sprout with grass?”

God cares about satisfying a desolate wasteland, where no one lives…not only does He care about this desolate place but He even cares enough about it to bring beauty to it, covering it with grass that no man may ever see…but God sees and cares because He created it.  Look at all He did and allowed so that this desolate place could be satisfied…He sent torrents of rain and thunderstorms, which will affect many lives along the way so that this desolate place can be cared for….in awe of who God is! 

Have my eyes and heart lost the ability to see and recognize who He is and where He is?

One of the most frustrating parts of my christian walk is knowing my God, a God of wonder and power, having His power abiding in me through His Spirit, and yet not seeing His wonder and power in my day…is He not acting or have my eyes and heart lost the ability to see and recognize who He is and where He is on a daily basis?  I encourage you to read through all of Job 38 to be reminded of the vastness of our God, to be reminded of the care He has for His creation…

Does God care about my house smelling like smoke?  Probably not a major issue to him…but He goes to the ends of the earth for the desolate wasteland….He will go to the ends of the earth for me….he cares far more for us than the land and ravens.  He is my dad, He is my friend….He delights in me and when you delight in someone all the cares and concerns of that very person matter to you….

2 Comments So Far...

November 04, 2011 Andrea

thank you for your reminder this morning, i loved the ending summary because it is so true, yet hard to believe sometimes… so thank you for sharing… and sorry your house smells like smoke- you are not the only one who has done that- my firefighter friend did it to and his unit reported to their house! HA!

November 04, 2011 Heather Yamashita

Thank you for allowing God to speak to me through you friend!  So exactly what I needed to read, decision is made.smile!!!!

Love you and praying that egg smoke leaves your house ASAP!

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