Saturday, April 14, 2007

Enjoying The View From The Rock

So recently, I've been re-re-evaluating everything. As I sail through life, things pop up and the way I react to them affects my flow. I'm learning to just run to God with anything and everything. Feeling unsettled? "Father!!" Saw something funny? "Hey Dad, guess what!" Tempted to get ticked off at someone? "Hold me back Lord!!"

When I was younger, I clung to my older brother when anything really disturbed me. I expected him to make me feel better. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. But that wasn't really fair to him. I tried to make him my solid spot, and people get smushed when you stand on them.

As I develop a deeper relationship with God, I've found that every time I'm troubled inside, He has the answer. I can get my focus back on my Strong One and either everything changes, or everything shrinks back to the right size in my mind. Problems aren't huge anymore. My schedule isn't overloaded. I can see again the progress that God has made in my life.

From this I will not be shaken, my God is my rock and my strength. I will find rest in Him.

Ps. 100: 1 - 5
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

7 comments:

Heart Cry... said...

YEAH!!!!
God is my strength and my song. He has become my salvation.

Sabra said...

Hi, Samantha~
Thanks for sharing some touching, human stuff. The comment about "standing on people" was funny, and insightful. You're deep, kiddo.
~Sabra

Samantha F. said...

Hmmmm....I WONDER where I get it from???? O_O

Cap. said...

Point taken - now what about when I want a hug from God?

Like, I can go to someone and talk to them and they'll give me a hug. I talk to God and want a hug. What then?

hinata88 said...

Dang good post sam, dang good.

Samantha F. said...

Danielle-

Thanks. =)

Cap-
That happens to me all the time! Usually, I'll either go find someone and hug them and in my heart tell God, this one's for you, OR I'll close my eyes, open the eyes of my heart and hug Him. (My spirit is in His presence at all times, so why can't I go hug Him??) Those are also the times when I write out praises to Him or sing for Him.

Hope this answers your question!

Cap. said...

Yes, it answers my question. No, it doesn't tell me anything new.
Thanks though
And you can call me Sniper or Snyper by the way - it's more applicable than "cap"