Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Monday, August 27, 2007

Earthquake


I feel like I have an tornado going on inside of me. I feel so unsettled about so many things.

There is one thing that remains steady and true during this time. How much God loves me and how strong I feel His presence. It's amazing to me. Open your heart, and you will feel Him, even if you don't hear His voice.

Yesterday I was running around like a crazy chicken, I have to admit, I was grumbling a little, I was tired. Good thing was, all the walking I did, I think I walked 5 miles. Not exaggerating.

I got a text page: 1 Thes 5:12-24. So I opened my bible to read this:

12Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 14And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.
16Be joyful always; 17pray continually; 18give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
19Do not put out the Spirit's fire; 20do not treat prophecies with contempt. 21Test everything. Hold on to the good. 22Avoid every kind of evil.
23May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.

God's word hit me like a bolt of lightning. I was thankful to stop for a minute, read God's word, and get back to the center. one degree off of center seems like miles sometimes.

I'm thankful for the word of God, and His love to settle me. The rest of the world may keep on spinning like an out of control tornado, but I will be comforted and protected in the Arms of the Lord.

Isaiah 26:20 20 Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by.

5 comments:

Pat said...

There seems to be a lot of tornadoes going on...I feel the same. We are not without hope! I just read the same scripture yesterday - like you said, we just have to keep our hearts open to receive him.

Amrita said...

hi Margie, thanks to dropping by. Yeah blogging is fun, but i have to use restraint otherwise I will only exsist in the blogging world and develop OCD. lOL!

Becky said...

ms margie!
i'm going to be praying for peace for you! you have lots of stuff in your life-i pray for you to find some peace!

Jada's Gigi said...

peace in the midst of the storm.....

KayMac said...

one degree off of center seems like miles sometimes.

I'm thankful for the word of God, and His love to settle me. The rest of the world may keep on spinning like an out of control tornado, but I will be comforted and protected in the Arms of the Lord.

SO WELL SAID!