Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Eye Opener

You hear about it in church quite frequently - God opening your eyes to scripture that you may have read/heard before, and it taking on a whole new level in your heart. I know I have heard of this many times. But I could never really say that it has happened to me. Well, not until today.

I was reading John 14:15-18 this morning:

15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.

This passage took on a whole new level of meaning for me. I don't know how to explain it. I got choked up (you know when you get that lump in your throat that you just can't quite swallow???). It was overwhelming! The comfort this scripture gave me -- the promise Christ made that the Holy Spirit would be with us -- would be with ME.

I know I'm rambling here. It is hard to sum up how I am feeling in intelligent words and phrases. I am amazed again at how wonderful God is. I have been struggling with some things in my life lately, and this is exactly what I needed to get through these struggles. It is just another example of how He always provides for us what we need exactly when we need it.

Praise Him!

1 comment:

Scott Welch said...

I re-linked your blog to the youth blog and linked you up to my new solo blog:

Jumpin' Jehoshaphat