A page in my journal: A plea

Every now and again I will share bits of the words scribbled in my journal. These are unedited, raw and personal thoughts that I share in hopes that someone, who might feel the same way, will find encouragement. I started my journal time reflecting on Psalm 145:7 which is the prominent inspiration for my book Just RISE UP! Something about the phrase “pour forth your fame…” elicits a visual picture of God’s glory…His fame. I am constantly begging God to let me experience just that.

They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness. (Psalm 145:7 ESV)

A page in my journal…

A page in my journal

Lord, I have seen Your fame and Your goodness in my world around me. I want to encounter You today…everyday. I know your glory is all around and that it is a matter of me clearing away all that distracts and detracts me from experiencing who You are. Oh how I know that living my life for You is more than an experience! So, I will stand on Your truth and Your Word. Experience and interaction with Your Word go hand in hand. I know that. But, today I beg you just as Moses did…

Show me your GLORY! (Exodus 33:18)

I sit here today with my pen in hand, my Bible in lap boldly asking you that as well. I remember how Moses also declared that if Your presence did not go with them, they will stay put. (Exodus 33:15). There are so many days where all I want to do is go my way. Today, I declare that I will stay put until You say GO. Show me Your glory on YOUR terms, God. And I will release my preconceived notions of what and how I think you should work in my life and the world around.

~I see your glory as I sit with a friend on her couch and comfort her during her darkest hour. I am at a loss. I feel inadequate. I see, though, Your glory as she lights up with hope and joy as she whispers your Holy name, Jesus!

~I see your glory as I sit tired at the end of the day as the evening sun hits my wildflowers. They sparkle with vibrant pink and orange hues. You are so creative, God!

~I see your glory when I stand before the vast ocean and I am reminded how small I am. I know I’m not insignificant but this reminder is a good thing. For when I humble myself, when I decrease, I am in a better position to worship You in all of your awesome, vast, BIG power.

Lord, I know I started this journal page with a prayer asking to see You. I chuckle as I see how You already came through and brought to mind how I already, very regularly see Your glory. I see your fame.

It has been right there, Your glory, Your beauty, Your goodness, Your mercy, Your forgiveness, Your provision…

it was right there the whole time.
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A page in my journal: A plea — 4 Comments

  1. I love how God answers our “requests”. Generally not the way we expect our pleas and requests to be answered but in his own, subtle way. Love this. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This morning was gorgeous everything God made was praising Him. There was a nice breeze leaves on the trees were blowing in praise, the sun was shining, birds were singing which showed me the awesomeness of God and His glory. It’s such a blessing to be allowed to bask in His glory and to see Him as He is our Savior, our Father, our God!! To God be the glory for the things He has done! Thanks for sharing.

  3. God is all around us! Sitting still and listening always brings me joy. I can see and hear God speaking when I read your message. The answers are all there, we just have to use our five senses to reach into where God most wants us to be. See, hear, smell, feel and taste the love of God!!!!How fun is our Father.

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