Wow…what a day! Rainy and cool in August! Water everywhere. Texas is flooded. Louisiana is flooded. North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland under flood watches. Water, water, everywhere. And everywhere you look in the news, someone has their own peculiar explanation of why the weather has gone crazy.
Floods. When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against him. (Isaiah 59:19) The standard that I have seen being lifted up over the last few days is that of compassion and help. It is a beautiful sight! Amidst all of the anguish, true love is shining forth. Breathtaking!
The LORD is always operating, and the way He is operating in the midst of this storm is wonderful. I love to watch what God is doing, and even more, I love to participate when God is on the move!
Over the last couple of years I’ve had my own flood, of sorts. Devastation that knocked the wind out of my sails and put me in a tailspin that I was certain would never end. But GOD! The enemy had definitely come in like a flood and all I could do was cry out to God. Sometimes I couldn’t even do that. Even then, my heart, though broken, sought my LORD.
His response was to lift up a banner of love and protection over me as He began the amazing work of reconstructing what the enemy had torn down. He started slowly, just letting me know how much I was loved. Then He began to mend me, piece by piece, until the entire vessel was completely whole. When that was finished, He started filling me anew with more of His precious Spirit. So much love, and peace, and joy!
I am now on the backside of the storm. It isn’t completely over, but it is on its way out, and I dwell in a place of perfect peace. I want to share that peace with everyone I meet. I want to share the amazing love I have found. And I want everyone to have the same sweet friendship with the Savior.
Yet today I sit in my den, watching the rain, baking cakes and lasagna, and trying to figure out why I was created and what it is God wants from me. I know if I didn’t have a purpose I wouldn’t be here. I just have to figure out how to go about telling everyone about Jesus in a way that lets them experience His amazing love themselves.
Have I told you lately that He loves you??