Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Our vision

Just havin one of those days that we all have once in awhile.....feeling melancholy, a bit hopeless, and no joy. The visions I have for myself and my future and my family just seem so far away. I stopped everything to pray and was led to Oswald Chambers once again, I love his writings and as I read what today's message said I was reminded once again that God IS there, He DOES love me, and He is FOR me. He wants me to walk in joy and victory but He cares more about my holiness than my happiness. Once I give in to Him completely and let Him have the control, I can rest in His joy and peace. Why is it so hard for us to trust?....I pray I will remember times like these when He is speaking to me and telling me that He has not left me and He feels everything I am going through.

"And the parched ground shall become a pool." Isaiah 35:7
We always have visions, before a thing is made real. When we realize that although the vision is real, it is not real in us, then is the time that satan comes in with his temptations, and we are apt to say it is no use to go on. Instead of the vision becoming real, there has come the valley of humiliation.
Life is not as idle ore,
But iron dug from central gloom,
And batter'd by the shocks of doom
To shape and use.
God gives us the vision, then He takes us down to the valley to batter us into the shape of the vision, and it is in the valley that so many of us faint and give way. every visions will be made real if we will have patience. Think of the enormous leisure of God! He is never in a hurry. We are always in such a frantic hurry. In the light of the glory of the vision we go forth to do things, but the vision is not real in us yet; and God has to take us into the valley, and put us through fires and floods to batter us into shape, until we get to the place where He can trust us with the veritable reality. Ever since we had the vision God has been at work, getting us into the shape of the ideal, and over and over again we escape from His hand and try to batter ourselves into our own shape.
The vision is not a castle int he air, but a vision of what God wants you to be. Let Him put you on His wheel and whirl you as He likes, and as sure as God is God and you are you, you will turn out exactly in accordance with the vision of God, you may try as you like to be satisfied on a lower level, but God will never let you. Oswald Chambers

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