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“Note Jesus’ perspective….Heavens perspective and ours are often miles apart….we are calling things dead when they are sleeping.” Charlotte Gambill

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Have you ever had that moment, you’re on the phone, having a great conversation, sharing your heart and then you realize it’s really quiet on the other end.  The mmms and ahhas have stopped and there isn’t even any background noise.  Silence.  Disconnection.

Doesn’t it sometimes feel like that with God.  You’re talking away, sharing your heart and then you wonder if there really is someone on the other end of the line.

 

Hello?  God are you there?

 

David felt like this.

In numerous psalms he cries out “God do not be silent to me!”

Psalm 28:1-2 says:

To You I will cry, O Lord my Rock:

Do not be silent to me,

Lest, if You are silent to me,

I become like those who go down to the pit.

Hear the voice of my supplications

When I cry to You,

When I lift up my hands toward Your holy sanctuary.

 

And like he says: When God is silent it’s the pits.

We wonder what has caused the disconnection.  What went wrong?  Was it something I said?  Something I did.  Someone I am?

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@BestMovieLine "It’s an imperfect world, but it’s the only one we got." -Robert Downey Jr. ‘Iron Man’ 2008

 

@CharlGambill Don’t let guilt, mistakes, hurts keep you from the things of God. You are needed, forgiven & loved. Get back involved!

 

@ChristineCaine You are not what you did. Don’t define who you are by a season, action or event in your life. Define who you are by the word of God!

 

@biancaolthoff If we allow other people to tell us what we are and are not qualified to do, we will limit what God wants to do with us. You are qualified.

 

@PastorTullian Our sacrifices for God do not gain us God’s acceptance; God’s sacrifice for us in Jesus does.

 

@ElliotQuotes Lord God, give me the spirit of ‘numbered days,’ a spirit of wisdom and a sense of destiny. Let Thy beauty be upon me.

 

@tonynolanlive Boldness is a result of knowing who’s your daddy and God calls you His child. [1John 3:1] #bebold

 

@JohnBevere We must not allow the allures of this world to deaden our resolve or our commitment to Christlikeness in all things.

 

@RonEdmondson Integrity in leadership…when who you claim to be is who you really are…

 

@timkellernyc Weep, trust, pray, think, shift, hope, grow. Ways to handle suffering.

 

@PaulTripp Biblical faith enables you to look huge difficulties in the face and not panic because you know the God you serve is much, much bigger.

 

@PuritanQuotes Let your words be the genuine picture of your heart. John Wesley

 

@nickygumbel Let your faith be less of a theory and more of a love affair.

 

@JeremyTreat5 God expresses his majesty most powerfully through his mercy.

 

@JohnCameronNZ What keeps us awake robs Him of no sleep #Jesusintheboat

 

@cmullinsmusic With God, there is hope even in the most hopeless situation.

 

@PastorSergio Your story isn’t over because God isn’t done with you. What He starts He always finishes. Keep saying yes. #ReWritten

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Jonah 2:10 And the LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.

The whale vomits Jonah onto the shore. I know Kay had commented about the smell – and truly at this point the smell has got to be unbearable. But here comes the irony – did you know that whale vomit, also known as ambergris, loses the awful smell and becomes a very good smell, one that people pay a lot of money for today. When a whale vomits, it floats on the ocean, it comes in various shapes and sizes and colours. The tossing of the ocean waves and the salt in the water have a "curing" effect and soon the vomit has a very pleasant aroma that’s used medicinally and in perfumes – very expensive perfumes because of the rarity of ambergris. Jonah, ironically, is whale vomit. He is stinky and yucky right now, but he’s been tossed through the storm he’s been ‘cured’ by God and now (and we haven’t come to these verses yet, but we will) he will become the sweet smelling rarity that God needs for His purpose. The question today is – Are we willing to hang in through the tough, stinky times – so that we can become that sweet aroma for Jesus?

 

from: Always Be Prepared

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When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.”  John 11:4

 

the timing of God can sometimes be hard.  sometimes i struggle to remember that He has perfect timing and that i can trust Him, even when i don’t understand what is going on.  if i was mary or martha or Lazarus i am not sure what my comprehension level would look like… would i have peace?  would i be pacing?  would i be demanding a miracle, or confident in the love and grace of God towards me?  would i be assured of the greater plans and purposes in my suffering? 

in the midst of suffering and confusion and difficulties God is with me and for me.  He has a plan and a purpose.  He is at work.  I am never abandoned.  I am never alone.  I am never drifting.

“Note Jesus’ perspective….Heavens perspective and ours are often miles apart….we are calling things dead when they are sleeping.”   Charlotte Gambill

Sometimes the purpose of our suffering, of our difficulty is to reveal God to those around us.

and you know… are we just sunshine christians?  just following God in the good times and putting Him at arm lengths when He doesnt act the way we think He should?

We have to be confident in the character of God" Sy Rogers

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9

God is bigger than we can imagine. He breathed out the stars. He knows the path of the lightening. He knows how many hairs you have on your head and how many hairs you have on your toes. He fashioned the mountains and knows the path of the lightening. Unfathomable greatness.

And because of that and those omnis – He knows all and sees all and is out of time – He has perspective that we as finite beings don’t have.

God’s ways are higher. His wisdom is higher. His perception is higher. His love is higher. And because we can’t grasp it all, God sometimes seems mysterious and unpredictable.

But what we can know, even though the mysteriousness and even though the unpredictability is what He has revealed to us – we can trust and be confident in those things He has put out there in black and white about who He is.

You see one of the things you can stake your life on and that never changes is that God is good.

All the time.

God is good. In every action and in every day and in every moment God is good.

even this situation above with Lazarus. 

It’s okay to feel a little mad and a lot confused. Our God is big enough to handle our honest feelings. But don’t let your feelings lead you away from God or away from His truth. Press into Him. Praise Him. And put yourself in the company of truth.  As you stay with God in these ways, you will become ready to receive His answer when it comes.  lysa terkeurst

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some of my most fav tweets from the weekish!

 

@BurkParsons  RT @JustinBuzzard: Don’t try to be the Holy Spirit in another person’s life. Let the Spirit be the Spirit. You just speak the truth in love.

 

 

@theramp  "Revival is the intervention of God within a community." @BrianBeasley6

 

 

@davidsliker  Our single greatest ongoing need is to know and encounter the love of Jesus.

 

 

@JarridWilson We don’t need to make Jesus relevant. He’s Jesus.

 

 

@YancyEaton “We’re never anywhere by chance. We may very well be there because we were sent.” –@RyanDeaton

 

 

@lori_wilhite   God doesn’t need to do 1 other thing in my life to show me He loves me. He’s already shown me thru the life & death of Jesus. @JudWilhite

 

 

@johnwimber Jesus not only claimed to be God, he acted like God.

 

 

@theramp "If the way you spend your time does not line up with your ‘radical’ lingo, then you’re not radical."@micahrwood

 

 

@CharlGambill There is no small part in Gods global jigsaw. We r all a necessary part of The BIG picture. So put your piece in!

 

 

@micahrwood The decisions of your past don’t have to determine the course of your future. Today is opportunity for change. There is hope.

 

 

and then there is me:

 Claire McLean Claire McLean@fireball3316

God is a powerful creative God… Able to bring life and changes where it seems impossible – come breathe Spirit of God ezekiel 37

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