Thursday, April 8, 2010

Encountering God

Sometimes we find ourselves saying, "Where is God now? He did all those miracles in the Bible... why can't we see him today?" I feel so fortunate to have a relationship with Christ. Not that things are perfect, I didn't audibly hear his voice saying "Stacy, be a mother to the motherless." Nonetheless, God told me to do it many years ago. He filled my heart with a love for the world, the needy, and hope for the future. I feel so blessed to have been given such a call from the Lord. The call is so clear, there are so many signs from Him.
Currently I am basking in the glory of a call from the Lord and enjoying each moment, each step to get "there" to Ethiopia and meet my child. I cry out to God, I want to bring my baby home now. In this waiting time of paper pregnancy God is still here, he is everywhere.
Hearing from God isn't always so direct. Sometimes it seems as though our prayers go unheard or unanswered. Sometimes I feel so far from God. Recently David and I were talking and our conversation caused me to think a lot. Even when we don't feel God talking to us he is everywhere. I paused to reflect... God is the living word of the Bible, we see his glory in the trees, flowers, storms, all of nature, in relationships, hard times, joyous times, in the toothless smile of the homeless lady asking me for help, he is EVERYWHERE. Constantly, there are people or situations that God has put in my life to tell me something, to teach me, or use me. I am so thankful for his voice and I pray that I will continue to see him and hear from him. I pray that my excitement will not be exhausted in the interim and that he will use me in ways I can't even begin to imagine.

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