Thursday, February 18, 2010

Jesus is a Living God

I had an interesting experience yesterday. I have new perspective of my discontentment. I sat around the room with some trusted fellow Christian ladies and we shared stories. Perhaps I should say, they shared stories. The passion for Jesus was evident. Their faith was refreshing. Could it be that in my struggles over the past few months that I have become jaded? Thinking that God was not active and moving? He provided sure, for that I am grateful...but could it be that this was all part of His plan. That God will do good through it? That this is not merely a burden that was saved from catastrophe, but will eventually be a blessing and a beautiful plan unfolded? I think I lost sight of this possibility. I think I might have just believed that God loved and cared, but He wasn't moving. This perspective saddens me. For I know of the intimacy with Jesus. I have felt His presence and love. I have witnessed the miracles and beauty of His tender workings in my life and plenty of others. So today, I thank my Wednesday night lady friends, for sharing your stories, your passion, which has reminded me that my faith is about much more than 'knowing' there is a God and I am saved, but has reminded me to 'live in the spirit'. Reminding me that Jesus is a living God, and is among us.

"So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature." Galatians 5:16


  1. Im so happy that last night helped you to remember that God is moving! It reminded me of that as well.
    Its so easy for me to go on with my life knowing that God loves me and that God is there...but so often I forget the realness of it all and what it REALLY means!
    When I think of many things relating my my spiritual growth it saddens me. It saddens me that the passion isn't as viberant as it was a long time ago. I feel like everything I once was is fading....
    I am also thankful for our group, the willingness to share, the love we have for God and the desire we have to seek and follow him.
    Love Lisa

  2. I'll be singing this all day now!! :)
    the old hymn....

    HE LIVES...

    I serve a risen Savior, He's in the world today;
    I know that He is living whatever men may say;
    I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer,
    And just the time I need Him, He's always near.