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My Best Days

Great messages in this video.

I Am

This is a re-post of sorts. Lots of “stuff” going on all around us isn’t there? Sometimes it makes you wonder if God is still in control. The requests are real. The requests are important. The requests are for friends, loved ones and people we don’t even know. We need assurance don’t we? We need something to hold onto. We need peace and a place to stand when the waters ahead appear rough. Anyone that holds a Bible has it. It’s found throughout scripture, but I think my favorite one is in Genesis 3:14:

God said to Moses, “I am who I am . [a] This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ “

These two words are more valuable than anything. They are bigger than every request. To those that believe, they are everything.

“Lord, I have a medical test coming up and I am scared. I know you know what’s best for me but”….I AM.

“Lord, I pray for my freind as he continues to battle his medical journey. I pray that”…I AM.

“Lord I have a friend that needs your direction and guidance as he”..I AM.

“Lord, I really messed up. No matter how hard I try”…I AM.

“Lord. I don’t know how we’re going to “….I AM.

“Lord, We need your”….I AM.

“Lord, I”….I AM.

“Lord,”….I AM.

I AM.

I Am” by Nichole Nordeman

*Originally posted August 2008

I Am

I had to laugh this morning when I reflected on the excitement of last weekend. I was amused by how excited we can get when another person signs their name on a piece of paper. While that individual might have special gifts or talents, they are just as human as you and I. In retrospect, I am challenged by what little regard I seem to hold for the greatest signature of all. Anyone that holds a Bible has it. It’s found throughout scripture, but I think my favorite one is in Genesis 3:14:

God said to Moses, “I am who I am . [a] This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ “

You see this signature is more valuable than anything on Ebay. It’s bigger than a card, t-shirt or photo. To those that believe, it is everything.

“Lord, you’re calling us to Charlotte. We’ve got to sell our home in a tough market. I pray that you would”….I AM.

“Lord, I pray for my freind as he continues to battle his medical journey. I pray that”…I AM.

“Lord I have a friend that needs your direction and guidance as he”..I AM.

“Lord, I really messed up. No matter how hard I try”…I AM.

“Lord. I don’t know how we’re going to “….I AM.

“Lord, We need your”….I AM.

“Lord, I”….I AM.

“Lord,”….I AM.

I AM.

I Am” by Nichole Nordeman

Waiting for Lightning

I once had a friend that would say he was “waiting for a sign” before he would believe or have faith. He once told me this as we sat in his lovely home surrounded by comfort. I looked at his children as they were happy, healthy and playing. I thought about his wife and how they had a happy marriage. I thought about how they were both employed with great jobs and comfortable incomes. As we left their home, I noticed the 2 new cars in the garage. I couldn’t help but think to myself…”what other sign do you need”. Please don’t misunderstand what I am about to say. None of those material things are a “sign”. I guess my point was that my friend has been blessed. Many believe and have much, much less.

I thought of that again this morning as I continue to try to “find my groove” in a decision making process. It’s been months. I find myself saying that I’m waiting for a sign.

Waiting for lightning,
A sign that its time for a change;
And you’re listening for thunder,
While He quietly whispers your name.

But the sign and the word
Have already been given,
And now its by faith
We must look and we must listen

- Steven Curtis Chapman

I think I’m waiting for lightning. I think I’m listening for thunder. We all want the big sign don’t we? We want the doubt removed. We want to know, with certainty that if we take that step that everything else will take care of itself. In the meantime that check you get in your spirit, the feeling you get in the pit of your stomach is saying everything you need to know. You can’t shake it. It won’t go away. It keeps coming back. You turned left and for some reason you can’t stop thinking how you should have gone right.

Are you waiting for lightning? Take it from one that is too, maybe it’s not in the forecast. Maybe we’ve already got all the “signs” we need. Maybe we have all the “signs” we will receive. Maybe everyone knows and sees it but us. Friends……let’s not wait for lightning. Let’s move forward with confidence and follow that check in your spirit. It just might be the sign you are looking for.

A Call to Prayer

Many of you have been following the journey of my friend Stef the past few months either through his blog, AC180, my blog or all three. If you are not familiar with Stef, he is an amazing man of God, Christian brother, husband, father and friend. God gave me the blessing of connecting our paths and I am a better person today because of that divine moment. If you would like to know more about Stef, his journey and his family, he has been sharing it through his blog.

Today, I want to make a public call to prayer for my Christian brother and friend. He has a surgery coming on Monday which is another step in his journey. I’d like to make the request to all that read these words to join me in praying. By linking arms with one another and lifting up Stefan and his family, we are proclaiming that God is on His throne. We are placing our trust in the hands of the great physician and the surgeons that will be handling the delicate procedure. I am also asking that everyone pray specifically on Monday morning while Stef is undergoing the surgery.

Thank you to all of you that are praying. We serve a great God. We serve a BIG God. May he get the glory, honor and praise.

“Be Still” by Story Side B from the CD “We Are Not Alone”

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