:: May I recognize God for who He is in all circumstances.
I've been chewing on this prayer all day. It started really resonating with me as I began applying it to previous seasons of my life - it caused me to recognize Him as redeemer and healer of all painful circumstances.
- this then furthered me into applying it to all the uncertainties I have in regards to my future - it caused me to recognize Him as a counselor, provider, and a God who is kind to His people...
then there is the here and now - and if I could grasp what the very essence of God is in the moment to moment - how different would my heart be? I think our hearts are transformed the more we are saturated with the concrete truth found in who God distinctly is.
What if I could live a single hour knowing whole heartedly that God is, for example, The Creator? Would I still get infatuated with Cezanne and Lautrec paintings at the Getty Museum?
What if I could live a single day wholly trusting that He is The Wise Shepherd... would I then still find such foolish comfort in the wisdom of the world? and would I continue looking to others to validate my own homegrown wit?
What if we actually believed that only God is wholeness. Would you still be settling for that human induced relationship that gives the illusion of a complete and happy you? Would we still search out quick fixes to the turmoil sin inevitably has caused within us?
Thank you Jesus, for everything You are. You are enough. The essence of who You are brings freedom to those who simply seek Your identity.
I think it is strangely important to fix our minds on the concrete characteristics of who God says He is in our everyday moments, rather than fixing our minds on things that were once dust.