For today's "Thankful Thursday" post, I'm THANKFUL for GOD'S WORD.
I found something yesterday that just blew me away! I know that I've already told you some of the AMAZING things that we saw in Brent's final days. My friend Iris also shared some of that last week. (I LOVE it when I realize how CLOSE GOD is and how HE reveals HIMSELF to us!)
Okay... so I was filling out a form and was using part of Brent's testimony. I went to his caringbridge journal history to confirm what I had already typed. As I was looking for the middle of December of 06, I found it. Something that gave me GOOSEBUMPS all over - and cry like a baby all at the same time! (This time it was tears because I was reminded how GREAT GOD's love is for us)
The "something" that I found was in a devotion that was posted at the end of an update just TWO days BEFORE he started having those AMAZING conversations with GOD. Would you believe that GOD actually told us this would happen??? I only realized it YESTERDAY! (The devotion is by Dr. Henry Blackaby.. I always attached them at the end of my updates) Here it is... REMEMBER, this was posted on Brent's caringbridge page just TWO DAYS before his miracle conversations would begin..... It was December 13, 2006 - TWO DAYS before Brent began to "Experience GOD" ....... LITERALLY.
God's Revelation Is His Invitation
"Surely the Lord God does nothing,
Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets."
"Christians spend much time talking about ""seeking God's will,"" as though it were hidden and difficult to find. God does not hide His will. His will is not difficult to discover. We do not have to plead with God to reveal His will to us. He is more eager to reveal His will than we are willing to receive it. We sometimes ask God to do things He has already done!
The people in Amos' day became disoriented to God and to His desires. God had revealed His will; the problem was that they had not recognized it or obeyed it. Amos declared that God does nothing in the affairs of humanity without seeking one of His servants to whom He will reveal His activity. Tragically, there are times when no one is walking closely enough with Him to be receptive to His word (Isa. 59:16; 63:5; Ezek. 22:30-31).
Jesus walked so intimately with His Father that He was always aware of what the Father was doing around Him (John 5:19-20). Jesus said that if our eyes are pure, they will see God and recognize His activity (Matt. 6:22). If we are not seeing God's activity, the problem is not a lack of revelation. The problem is that our sin prevents us from noticing it.
When God is working in your child's life or when He is convicting your coworker, He may reveal His activity to you. His revelation is His invitation for you to join Him in His redemptive work. Be alert to God's activity around you. He will reveal His activity to His servants. If your spiritual eyes are pure, you will be overwhelmed by all that you see God doing around you!"
Overwhelming????? I'd SAY!!!!!!!! We got to witness our precious son interact with his CREATOR just DAYS before he went HOME!
How COOL is THAT???
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