Saturday, November 21, 2015

To Stay Has Deep Roots

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Once again, Todd Parsons.  He has a thought I believe fits in with several of our recent posts.

Isaiah 50:10  Who is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys the voice of His servant, that walks in darkness, and has no light? let him stay upon his God.

Isaiah 26:3  You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You; because he trusts in You.

Micah 7:7-9  Therefore will I look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.  Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.  I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against Him, until He plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: He will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold His righteousness.

    When the darkness comes, it will not be then that is the time to be learning the character and nature of the LORD. The time is now. Darkness can be a strong delusion against the character and nature of God. Yet, the darkness can be the greatest opportunity to bless the heart of God by believing Him when there is no evidence, by sight or feeling, to believe Who He is in all His greatness. In a weight lifting contest, the day of the contest is not the time to start training. Resisting the resistance has to start long before the moment of the revelation of your strength achieved in training. So...I guess the question remains; Do I know that the time for training is at hand? Here is a stark example; I go to my doctor who corrects my skeletal muscular systems knowing that stretching can greatly benefit me, all the while, the days in between visits are my opportunities to do so. I guess he is going to benefit from my lack of attention to that practice. Who will benefit from our not paying attention to the practice of knowing to trusting the LORD now? I guess the one who does not want you and I to know the nature and character of the LORD, huh.

     To fear the LORD is to be a friend of God before the darkness closes in. That is where trust begins to be strong, having deep roots...for the year of drought...

     Of So Great Love, we are, tjp

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