The Vision


Short and sweet because I am trying to deal with what just happened. The only reason I am  posting is for your comforting words because I am weak.

Al and I have spent some wonderful quality time together tonight. But not all of it was good. He told me he felt like there was a big elephant on his chest. Then he told me he thought he was having a stroke.

I checked his vitals but they are not out of the ordinary of what they usually are anymore. Then he told me he saw trucks driving out of Egypt and in front of them was ladies with wings………………..

Nightangels

My Awesome God


Twilight in the Wilderness, (1860), Cleveland ...

Oh, alas I cry out to you

Oh my God how

Awesome are you

That you have listened

That you have responded

To my many prayer

Request. I get down

On bended knee

And thank-you

My awesome God

For never leaving me

Nor straying from  me

In a wilderness so bleak

And naked with no clothing

To cover my bared soul

For thou has promised

Over and over

That you love me.

Oh my awesome God

How can I ever thank-you

For no words do I have

To show my humbleness

And my deep feelings

For you my Lord.

Thank-you from

The deepest of my heart.

Terry Shepherd

05/15/2013

I Thought He Was Speaking Straight To Me


 

 

July 27

God Uses the Wicked

Genesis 37-39

When we don’t understand what God is doing or why, His ways can seem perplexing. The times when ungodly people seem to triumph over the righteous make us scratch our heads and wonder why the Lord doesn’t intervene. But the truth is, He often uses the wicked to accomplish His purpose.

Joseph faced one hard-hearted individual after another during his years in exile. His brothers shipped him off to Egypt. His boss’s wife accused him of an unspeakable crime. And even those he helped, like Pharaoh’s cupbearer, forgot about him (Gen. 40:23). The actions (or seeming inactions) of God make little sense at this point.

But once the story of Joseph’s life was written in full, it was clear that everyone who harmed or neglected the young man contributed to God’s plan. The Lord used numerous people across several years to bring a humbled young Hebrew unexpectedly to power at the right moment to spare his family–who were the Messiah’s ancestors–from the effects of famine.

In our circumstances, we can see God’s actions only from the limited vantage point of our humanness. We experience the events He has allowed or caused but can’t discern what He is thinking. Often the Lord’s goals and purposes are hidden from us until His plans come to fruition.

God is sovereign over all the earth. We may wonder at the strange or even terrifying turns our lives take, but we can be certain that He is in control and at work. The wicked may triumph for a season, but the final, eternal victory belongs to Christ and His righteous followers.