While John was a prisoner on the Isle of Patmos, far from his loved ones and surrounded by the cries of abused captives, he had a vision of Jesus. He writes, ‘…When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead…’ (Revelation 1:17 NKJV) Incredible revelation in the midst of confinement, chaos and pain; that’s how it works!
The difficult circumstances you’re going through right now can actually clear your perceptions, cause you to seek God as never before, and find answers for your life. John’s predicament proves that negative experiences don’t hide the Lord; they reveal Him. Instead of destroying you, Satan’s attack can actually develop you. Yes, it stresses you, but it also stretches you spiritually.
In Hebrews chapter 11 we see two things: the deeds of their faith and the depth of their faith. Where did God prove His faithfulness to Daniel? In the lions’ den. Where did the Lord reveal Himself to the three Hebrew children? In a fire heated seven times over.
There’s a place in God where fiery trials consume everything except your desire to know Him. Though that place may sometimes escape your grasp, never let it escape your gaze. It was Paul’s all-consuming goal: ‘I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ.’ (Philippians 3:8 NIV) There it is: no reservations, no retreat, and no regrets; just a desire to know God intimately and a commitment to ‘go all the way with Him’. Let that be your heart’s desire today!
1 Kings 3–5, Mark 10:23–34, Ps 93, Pr 11:30–31
How is it...that every single one of these, that i wake up to every morning, feels like it has been written just for me?
The circumstance that i am going through right now, does not seem so bad today! The weather out there is so hideous, that i am actually grateful that i can't go anywhere. It is a gorgeous day...to stay in bed! Even Nixon refuses to go outside. I woke up, and went and opened the back door for him, to go outside, like i do every morning when we wake...he took one look outside, and turned around and went back to bed!
Today, is my sweet Jorgia's 14th birthday. I cannot believe my baby is 14. Happy birthday Jorgie! You will always be my baby, no matter how old you get. I love you!
She is very excited about her new camera that she got from Nick and her step mum. No doubt we will play with it all weekend and have lots of new photos to put up everywhere!
Back to snoozing for me. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz