Monday, September 18, 2006

I just have to believe...

"The LORD came to him the second time, even as he appeared to him in Gibeon. And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, which you have made before me: and I have hallowed this house, which you have built, to put my name there for ever; and my eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually." (1Ki 9:2-3).

Here the Bible is referring to the prayer of dedication of Solomon. When the Temple was ready, he prayed this prayer of dedication, asking God to keep watch over the house all the time. If the people would get into crisis, when plagues would come, if in battle, or whatever would happen, they would just seek the Lord in the house and He would meet their needs. And so God said, "yes, I'll do that."

I just have to believe God will do that for me too. I just have to believe if He did it for Solomon, He can still do it for me. I am realizing more and more, things happen on a regular basis - things I see coming, things I don't. This past week, I did see coming a crisis in one of our church families lives and a transfer imminent that they nor we are happy about! Goodbyes are never fun. Oh how I hate them. But I have to believe God has a purpose in it. Well, I saw this one coming in the spirit as much as I didn't want to face it. On the other hand, a medical problem with one of my family members totally blindsided me. I just wasn't expecting it. Now I have to pull down the strongholds and pray this problem out. I asked myself -- could I have seen this coming or have done anything to prevent it? No. It's out of my control. Prayer is the only recourse but thankfully the most powerful. I'm grateful, His eye is on everything whether I can see something coming or not.

Father, I thank you that your eyes and heart are upon my household perpetually. Oh how I need you. How much I love you and rely on you moment by moment.

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