What’s Your Focus During a Storm (#SalvationSunday #BiblicalInspirational)

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There’s a good thing going on … In your hearing … In your seeing

What’s being washed away? What’s being renewed? What’s being carried away from where it ought not to be? What’s there to fear?

There’s a good thing going on … In your hearing – the thunder roars from the heavens. Or is it the Voice of the Lord saying, “All is well, if you believe.”

There’s a good thing going on … In your seeing – as lightning cracks the sky. Or is it the Glory of the Lord being revealed to you in glimpses, as a glimpse is all our finite mind’s eye can grasp?

There’s a good thing going on … In your hearing – is it the sound of the rain cascading down the water spouts, tap tap tapping on the vehicles parked outside, making music as it crashes and races down the side of the buildings?

What’s being washed away? Is it symbolic of the Blood of Jesus cleansing you from your sins, just as it washes bird droppings, dirt, and pollen from off your car?

What’s being renewed? The vision God has given you of your future as the scales are falling from your eyes as droplets of rain slip off a tree’s leaves.

What’s being carried away from where it ought not to be? Your sins as far as the east is from the west, from one scarred hand to the other as you are being cleansed of yourself and drifting with the ocean’s tide into the depth of the knowledge of God and His will for your life

What’s there to fear? Of not hearing? Of not seeing? Of not being washed? Of not being renewed? Of not being carried away from where you ought not to be?

What’s there to fear? Is it not only thunder, lightning, and rain? 

What’s there to fear? Is it that it’s not only thunder, lightning, and rain?         

The Lord will speak to you, show you His glory, and carry you to where you ought to be.

If only you can hear … If only you can see

As I wrote this, I thought of the scripture about Elijah when he was on the run and hiding in a cave. He said there was a whirlwind and God was not in the wind. Then, there was a fire, and God was not in the fire. After all that came a still small voice; God speaking to him (1 Kings 19:11-12). I love that scripture. We often think God yells and screams at us (sometimes it seems He does), but more often than not, if we quiet ourselves and the voices around us – we’ll hear His voice.

What do you see or hear when you’re in the midst of a storm?

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deborah

I journeyed from GED to PhD with a host of experiences in-between. I'm a lover of penning my thoughts whether as poetry, prose, short stories, essays, inspirational articles, reviews, journal entries, and more.

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