Sunday, March 06, 2005

The LORD will deliver them to you, and you must do to them all that I have commanded you. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:5-6

Sometimes, when I have a really incredible time of worship and prayer I wish it would never end. I wish I could live my life, knowing I was in his presence. Amanda reminded me of this verse. He will never leave me or forsake me. The decisions which baffle me, the situation I would rather run from and ignore I don't have to face alone. God really does never forsake me, but that doesn't mean I don't have to look life straight in the eyes.
Kelly gave me a beautiful cd by an incredible young woman named Lindsy Morton. There is a quote on her website which very powefully reminded me of the status quo tonight. The quote is from "The Saving Life of Christ" by Major W. Ian Thomas and reads:

I may say to a glove, "Pick up this Bible", and yet, somehow, the glove cannot do it. It has got a thumb and fingers, the shape and form of a hand, and yet it is unable to do the thing I command it to do. You may say, "Well of course not. You have never told the glove how!" But I may preach to and instruct that glove until my patience is exhausted, but the glove try as it will, still cannot pick up that Bible. Yet I have a glove at home that has picked up my Bible dozens of times - but never once before I put my hand into it. As soon, however, as my hand comes into that glove, the glove becomes as strong as my hand. Everything possible to my hand becomes possible to that glove - but only in the measure in which the glove is prepared simply to clothe the activity of my hand... You are the glove, Christ is the hand.