Thursday, May 22, 2008

He is There

"Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?

If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there."

Proverbs 139: 7-8

We are reassured over and over of the Lord's presence throughout God's word. Not just for a fleeting moment, or when we open our heart in prayer. When we wake, He is there. When we are typing away at the keyboard, He is there. When we have hit rock bottom, He is there.

Why do I forget that fact? The Lord of lords is RIGHT THERE, waiting for me to turn over every need to Him. He wants us to fall on Him, not just for a few things here and there, but to turn everything over to Him.

His word is so beautiful. I never tire of reading passages. I just feel a release of pressure, tension, and fear rise out of me when I sit down to read it. There are promises of protection and assurance laced throughout. Where else is that available?

When I need it most, He is there. Thank you Lord for your presence.

Friday, May 2, 2008

No Phones ? That's Okay With Me

I work for a company that builds natural gas pipelines, and we travel from place to place. We are currently in the West Palm Beach area, and in the continuing process of setting up the temporary office. This time around, we are having to wait for quite a long time to get our land lines.

I used to have the belief that without phones we are lost, out-of-touch, useless. This time around, I must admit, I am enjoying every minute of silence. Less hassle, problems, and more time to work. It's wonderful. I told my boss I was completely content without a phone and if he chose not to get them, I was okay with that.

It's back to basics!

Proverbs 16:3

Commit your work to the Lord and your plans will be established.