Monday, September 22, 2008

Evidence

I could not believe my eyes when I signed on to my blog this evening......September 9th was 13 days ago. WOW! That is so not like me, but I must say, I have been going full steam with all my "balls". The Lord has not really released any yet, so I keep plugging along.

Last week while driving my husband's grandfather to his doctor's appointment and insurance agent, I experienced quite the "thrill". My breaks went out. Yes, there I was with all of this precious cargo and absolutely no breaks. The Lord did see us to safety and once again, I am without a car.....not sure how long this one will last.

Well, I have been pondering this word evidence lately. It is amazing how it is as if the Lord Himself, sits down and writes a prescription for me when I am going through a challenging time. He is so faithful to do that. Sometimes, the prescription is simply more time in His arms, sometimes it is close your eyes and walk, sometimes it is Bible Study. Well, this time I am pretty sure He has written me all three.

Hebrews 11:1 says "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen." This happens to be the King James Version (which I memorized when I was little), it is so fun though to look at the other versions to see how it is worded. But, my word evidence is in this version so I like it. I'm on this journey of faith. You are too. We all are. The journey just varies in scenery and direction, but it is all still a journey. I am in the Beth Moore "Believing" study with a bunch of women from my church. I am just having the time of my life in my small group -- I love these ladies. But if you have been looking for Lisa these past two weeks on Sunday morning, she has been on her face at the altar. The Lord is doing something in me, and perhaps that is why I have been unable to pump out a blog.

Here it goes. Evidence....that which tends to prove or disprove something; ground for belief; proof. Something that makes plain or clear; an indication or sign: In Law; data presented to a court or jury in proof of the facts in issue and which may include the testimony of witnesses, records, documents, or objects.

Just reading this makes me understand where I am in my faith. Faith is being sure of what we hope for, or the substance of things hoped for. Do I know what I hope for? Yes! It is the evidence, the proof, the certainty of things even when they are not visible. Whoa! How can we be certain if we can not see? Hello? I have been certain of my Jesus my whole life, and He has yet to show up in flesh and blood to me. I am certain because I have three miracles named Kyle, Brendan and Shane, I am certain because He rescued me even when I was a sinner, I am certain because the moon and stars are set just so because HE set them there, I am certain because I have seen a flower bloom, I am certain because I believe His word when it says that He is the same yesterday, today and forever. That means that all that He was and all that He is, He will continue to be!

The Lord knows our needs right now. We have some huge mountains that have been placed in our path. My husband and I are determined to watch and see what faith, even the size of a mustard seed, will do. Look out mountains - get ready to move!

Lord increase my faith today. Become bigger and bigger in me Jesus. Do in me the work that needs to be done so that my life may bless you Father. I lay my life, my home, my family, my car, my finances at your feet Abba father. Please, handle my affairs and grant me wisdom to hear you clearly and obey. Amen.

2 comments:

allison said...

God knows our needs before they are before us. He is so faithful!

Amanda said...

O Sister, He will bring you through. I often wonder if soemtimes the lesson might be for the expamle of others as much as it for us. Thank you for always reminding me of inner faith sustianable forevermore faith. He is pleased with you. I love you and your doing great!

Be Big Lord, come Big here.