Sunday, September 7, 2008

He speaks to me...

Do you ever have those moments that you feel like He is speaking to you directly?

I live for those moments.

This morning in Sunday school, we had some old friends come back into town and they shared with us about their summer. He read a passage that he had studied this summer and asked us what stood out.
Psalm 1 (King James Version)

1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

4The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

For me, one thing stood out more than the rest...

But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

And it hit me like bricks. describes the word delight like this:

a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy; rapture: She takes great delight in her job.
2.something that gives great pleasure: The dance was a delight to see. give great pleasure, satisfaction, or enjoyment to; please highly: The show delighted everyone. have great pleasure; take pleasure : She delights in going for long walks in the country.

hmm... do I really delight in my relationship with Him? sadly, the answer to that is usually no. Not to say I am not thankful for my relationship with the Almighty Savior, but do I really take joy and have pleasure in it... and do I meditate in it day and night? It was one of those mornings where I was convicted of not being in my walk where I should be. I am thankful that I have a living God that is there to remind and convict me when I need it.

Then tonight at church, Paul (from England) spoke about those valleys we sometimes go through. I am happy where I am in life right now, but I have my moments... and days of struggle. It was refreshing to know that someone (everyone) goes through those periods where they struggle. Luckily, we have Him there every step of the way.

After church, I got in the car and before I turned it on, I prayed that I would hear a something from God. Now, this isn't something I usually do, mostly because I think its all coincidence. But I also believe that God can ordain something... even songs on the radio. I know God wanted me to hear the songs I did.

The song "Who Am I" by Casting Crowns was on. Not one of my favorites. So I kind of ignored it and forgot about my wanting to hear something from Him. The song ended and to be honest I was kind of happy it ended. Then a song that has challenged me to think ALOT lately came on next. "Yours" by Steven Curtis Chapman. An incredible song... Powerful, I tell you... Gives me chills every time I hear it (especially, the 4th verse he wrote after Maria was killed in May). So not only was I glad to hear that song, but I stopped to think about the songs I had heard and I thought:

"Who Am I?" and He told me... "Yours"

Incredible and inspiring. Hallelujah, what a Savior!