There was times when I was waiting for God’s "go-ahead" in a certain matter and became somewhat impatient an tried to move things along, and was really messing things up...then one Sunday my pastor preached about dis-obeidience and how in God’s eyes it like witchcraft, I cringed as I realized what I was doing -In my ingnorance was actually trying to manipulate God’s plan to suit my time frame--- the Holy Spirit let me know that maintaining union with God is my most important responsibility . . .

In a world consumed with thoughts of itself, filled with people impressed with each other, having disconnected with the only One worthy of praise, it’s time we return to The basics and sit silently in His presence. It’s time we catch a fresh glimpse of Him who, alone, is awesome yet, incomprehensible. He is our infinite, all powerful, inexhaustible God. Any earnest study of Him takes us from an unconscious to conscious awareness of our ignorance.

Chuck Swindoll said "When we realize that God is incomprehensible, the benefit is that we no longer reduce Him to manageable terms. We are no longer tempted to manipulate Him and His will . . . or defend Him and His ways." Like Isaiah the prophet, we get new glimpses of Him "lofty and exalted," surrounded by legions of seraphim who witness Him as the "Lord of hosts" as they shout forth His praises in antiphonal voice (Isa. 6:1-2). All this gives true meaning to the psalmist hymn:

O Lord, our Lord,
How majestic is Your name in all the earth. . . .
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have ordained;
What is man that You take thought of him? (Ps. 8:1, 3-4)

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Comment by Daniel Lyle on September 17, 2009 at 1:57pm
There was a year between David's sin with Bathsheba and his confession. I was recently readying a commentary that suggested that David had completely justified his sins in his own mind and that when Nathan came to talk to him it was like getting hit upside the head with the 2x4 of reality. Its amazing how diluted we can get in our own thinking. If we continually followed your suggestion to "sit silently in His presence" I wonder how much sin we would avoid... Good post!
Comment by Kellyann on September 21, 2009 at 6:44pm
It's been a tough year for me for many reasons, and it's still not sorted as I would like it to be (I know this is the crux of my problems). When I look at my circumstances through the worlds eyes, I am consumed with sadness, bewilderment and I'm ashamed to say, anger towards God. If I took the time out and just sat in His presence and looked at my situation through God's eyes, I doubt I would feel the same way. "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." He keeps His promises, regardless of how many times I mess up.
Thank you for posting this, God has been sending me little prods similar to this to remind me that He has it all under control and His timing is perfect.
Thank you Lord for your faithfulness


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