Monday, November 17, 2008

Speak it forth: God is our rock.

I began my speech this past Saturday on the topic of Trusting in God for the Women at the Well Women’s Gathering in Harvard, Illinois  by noting how privileged we are even to speak the name of God that ancients in the faith would not presume to mention.

Despite many efforts to redefine God in our culture or to displace Him entirely, we are at this moment in America able to speak of God and worship freely. Such a privilege really hit home yesterday when I spoke with a female missionary to Uzbekistan, primarily a Muslim country. She’s not allowed to publicly speak of her faith let alone practice it in Uzbekistan, which allows no Christian churches.

I don’t ever want to take for granted or fail to take advantage of the opportunity to speak of God the Father, God the Son Jesus, and God the Holy Spirit.

As I stressed to my delightful ladies’ group Saturday, only our triune God is the true God. Within the Trinity the love of the Father is pointed to by Jesus, Who reconnected us with the Father through His sacrificial death, and left us the power of the Holy Spirit enabling us to live out this love and fulfill our life purpose through His giftings.

May we never be deceived to think Jesus or the Holy Spirit are fictional beings who can be left out of our concept of Who God is. The battle for this truth wages behind the scenes. May America always remain a sanctuary for Christian religious freedom exercised with respect and boldness. I pray this for my grandchildren and yours.

The picture below was taken in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee during a hiking adventure with our children and grandchildren. What vivid depictions of God’s creative power!

Psalm 18: “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer. My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.”

My Breathless Meditations has inspirational prose/poetry to enhance your awe of our God.

 

 


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