Monday, June 2, 2008
Posted by Melodie Wiebe at 11:41 AM
God is GoodHello Everyone,
Its been exactly a month since I updated, so I figured I should update.
The Lord is good. He has blessed me so much. This past weekend the Youth came to our place it was good. Chrissy and I went for a walk it was sooooo nice. God has so richly blessed me with amazing friends who you can talk to about anything, who will sit there and let you cry and know exactly how you feel.
on a different note. The other day I was wondering why it felt that I had moved away from the Lord, then a conversation that took place months ago came back to me. We were sharing what the Lord had been teaching us. I shared on Psalm 91 about Gods protection and that the secret place is in the center of his will etc. and then my brother shared on the same verse but from a different perspective. The First verse says...
"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty."
and what he pointed out came back to me. He said that we tend to think that when we are close to God we are in the "light" we see things plainly. but here it says that we abide under the shadow in the shadows its dark and we can't always see the pathway but even in those times of "shadows" we are closer then we feel; he also pointed out that in other areas of the Bible it says that
" ... and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was." Exodus 20:21
"...ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness..." Deuteronomy 5:23
"He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet." 2 Samuel 22:10
"The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness." 2 Chronicles 6:1
"...he knoweth what is in the darkness..."Daniel 2:22
Though sometimes we put ourselves into a different kind of darkness where the Lord is not.
So we don't need to jump to the conclusion that just because we are in a dark time God is far from us. we need to seek the face of our Lord and see if he is drawing near or if it us drawing away.
I hope that made sense. if all of the sudden I didn't make my point clear please say something and I will do my best to correct it. I do not want to give the impression that all dark times are God drawing near.
Blessings to you all as you seek the Lords Face.
Seeking His Face,