3.04.2008

"Light is Sown like Seed..."

"Be still and know that I am God;
I WILL be exalted among the nations,
I WILL be exalted in the earth."
Psalm 46:10


Be Still... Cease Striving... Let go...
I AM God... I WILL be exalted....


I think that being still is one of the most difficult commands of the Lord. I usually can do it for one day and then worry and doubt creep in...
well... usually flood in... and so quickly I find myself trying to work things out on my own and make things happen how I think they should happen...
thoughts of failure and worrying that I am going to be left out or forgotten... that I missed the mark, it's too late...

and all of this generally just leaves me wanting to give up... I've lost hope, I've convinced myself that I've messed up and I might as well just run away from everything...


BUT WAIT!
Who is this God I serve?
In Psalm 2 He is the God who holds entire Nations together... if He is powerful enough to hold a nation together, How much more powerful can He be in my little life?

In 2 Samuel 7, King David reminds us that the Lord works all things together to bring Glory to His name... If I am a child of the king, which I am :-), why wouldn't He want to work the things together in my life to bring Glory to His name?

Psalm 97:9 says "For you are the Lord Most High over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods." Ok, He is my creator and is the Most High over all the earth, Most High over all my life... God cares about His creation, that's why He created us.... because He's all loving and desires His creation to be in a relationship with Him.

And then at the end of Psalm 97, I was struck by this:

"LIGHT IS SOWN LIKE SEED FOR THE RIGHTEOUS AND GLADNESS FOR THE UPRIGHT IN HEART. BE GLAD IN THE LORD, YOU RIGHTEOUS ONES, AND GIVE THANKS TO HIS HOLY NAME."

If "light is sown like seed" in my heart, then what am I doing to cultivate it, nourish it, that it might reveal a harvest that spills forth from my heart into the lives of others?

One of the keys is to give thanks and all glory back to the Lord... I may not know where my life is going and I may not be doing what I thought I would be doing, but the Lord knows and all He is asking for is my trust and obedience to Him and to give Thanks and Worship to Him at all times... when that is my focus, then joy will abound, and the never dimming light of our Savior will pour forth from my life to all those around me.

And you know what the best part is?
GOD WINS...
not only in my life... but over all discouragement and fears, over everything that is dark and wrong... He is our Conquering King... and He can be that Conquering King in your life, in my life, today, each moment, even when the path seems dark... just look to the light that is sown into your heart, the light of the Prince of Peace who desires that all creation might Glorify His name :-)


3 comments:

  1. Oh sister these words were DIRECTLY from God to my soul today...couldn't fall at a better time...more on that in person... :)

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