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I’m Taking My Shoes Off…

prostrate.jpgI am convicted. I’ve been convicted all weekend. I was so convicted on Saturday morning that I found myself emotionally moved to a point I have not been in a long time. I think I might have even moved past convicted to the point of challenged. I don’t even know if I feel worthy to type these words…. We serve a HOLY God.

I am reminded of Moses and his face being radiant (Exodus 34:29-35). I am reminded of Isaiah’s Commission (Isaiah 6:1-9). I am convicted about my reaction when I see, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I have been in the very presence of the most high God.

On Friday, the network of people praying for Stef was nothing short of miraculous. To map out the people and places that prayers were being raised would be an unbelievable task. I believe with every ounce of my being that God met those requests for our brother. I believe that God worked and moved and that is where I am convicted and challenged. Did I drive away from that hospital on Friday changed? Did I go through the routine this weekend and take a moment to recognize that I was in the presence of God? Have I become jaded to those times when God answers prayers? What, if anything, can I do to show my thankfulness and gratitude?

I’m not sure but I can honestly say that the colors of fall were more brilliant this weekend (and I’m color blind!). The worship this morning was more amazing. My prayers and praises have been more frequent and honest. I have been moved by the glory of it all. I now wonder what it will be like when we are in the presence of God all the time. How amazing that time will be. It is no wonder that we will spend all of our days praising him.


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Comments · 4

  • Curtis McHale · October 28, 2007

    These times of overwhelming presence are awesome. I always find it hard to remember them through the rest of life when we don’t feel God in such a real way.

  • hughstan · October 28, 2007

    These special times are the stepping stones of heaven on earth.

    You are truly blessed.

  • faithwalk · October 29, 2007

    Bless you Aaron!
    There is nothing like being in the presence of our God. Yes, everything becomes brighter, sharper, clearer. We can touch heaven while still on earth and nothing is more indescribably awesome.
    I am so looking forward to our meeting in two weeks.

    May the glory of your encounter with Him ever linger in your heart and His praise on your lips.


  • Mary · October 29, 2007

    Aaron take last Friday with you. Next Spring/Summer when you are mowing your lawn, jamming with your ipod, while your neighbors look at you with wonder. When the sun shines think back to standing in His presence. What do you think gets me through the gray days of winter in Ohio? I think back to dark days in my life when the Lord’s light was shining so bright that He wanted me to never forget.

    May the Lord engrave you heart with that day.


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