Wednesday, July 23, 2008

:: moment(s) of affirmation ::

I can admit that like most Christians I wait for this moment. The moment when by affirmation or encouragement through people or pastors or leaders I feel the smile of God, confirming that I'm in the place He wants me to be. When someone would say "Meagan, God is pleased with you." Or even when by some divine, tear-shedding encounter with Jesus I audibly hear his voice. Like some, having grown up in the church, I think I've been "trained" to wait for that prophetic moment, or some public applause.

This morning I got up and, in the busyness of my morning, began to ponder the promises of God for my life that have been both accomplished and frustrated. In the middle of my prayer of "have your way in me today" I realized, maybe more than ever before, that this moment I wait for time and time again, is found in the moment I wake up each and every day. The warm sun giving a "good morning!" What an assurance that I'm right where I need to be; alive, for one :), and walking in step with the leading of the Holy Spirit. His mercies and graces are new each day; His love and faithfulness are steadfast. My faith response every day should be "YOUR GRACE IS ENOUGH FOR ME!" More than by feeling, I love my Savior for who he is THROUGH me.

.:Ps 91:1-3:.

"What a beautiful thing, God, to give thanks, to sing an anthem to you, the High God!
To announce your love each daybreak,
sing your faithful presence all through the night,
Accompanied by dulcimer and harp,
the full-bodied music of strings."

I know this is not a great epiphany, but I believe intertwined in the beauty of grace are the gentle reminders to wait and be still and know that He is God in my ministry, my health, my relationships, and my destiny. He is God over the promises and prophecies spoken, and mighty to restore, encourage, and complete.

.:Ps 92:4-8:.

"You made me so happy, God
I saw your work and I shouted for joy.
How magnificent your work, God!
How profound your thoughts!"



naphtali said...

how wonderfully expressed! praise God for his constant affirmation in our lives - through even the morning's sun.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! God Spoke to me trough you!
definitely is Amazing How he´s working every day in our lives, He´s waorking in the same way with me So I understand you God Bless you a Lot! Meagan..

Brenda said...

Wow, Meg, that's beautiful! Your life exudes the grace of God! love you!

AJ said...

So well-written. I am constantly amazed at how God uses the smallest things - no matter how routine - to pour out his blessings. It's incredible how much joy and love we have simply through walking next to him.

Keila said...

Thats awesome Meg!!! "Be strong in the grace."

Tracy Wilde said...

hey...keiks stole my strong in the grace. she's such a line stealer. btw...have i told a million times yet how awesome you did last night? totally moved me. xx