Welcome to Godstop Friday. It was quite a week at annie’s eyes, and it’s time to give Him a little praise and credit. Patty at Girlfriends in God hosts Godstop Friday and always has the most inspirational posts. If you would like to see other Godstop moments, drop by her blog. You will enjoy reading hers and others’ posts where God revealed Himself this week.
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. As one of the most famous first lines of a book, Charles Dickens begins A Tale of Two Cities, but it accurately depicts my week of the ups and downs of life. In the best and in the worst—every time God showed up in huge and unstoppable ways. For a Godstop revelation, He is the unstoppable, unchanging, never-ending love story we all have longed for. He comes to our aid like a knight in shining armor and rescues us from even fantasies of harm we render against ourselves. How’s that for Jehovah Nissi—our Banner God under whom we rally and prevail against our enemies! When our own freedom is in danger, our Banner God shows up and drapes His love and healing over us in protection and healing. This week, my foe was fear. He felt so far away, and then it hit me. When He feels far away, He is behind me. He is backing me up, so to speak, ready to catch me if I fall. He is covering me with a banner, a blanket of love. He wants me to remember I need Him. He knows I will not stop until I become aware of His presence. And so He waits for me to call. Sometimes, it’s a whimper. Sometimes it’s a song. Sometimes it’s the bray of a desperate woman. What a week of His most unmistakable presence through the best and the worst of times. He alone is worthy, and so I sing of His unfailing love. In heaven, I can’t wait for a better voice so others can rejoice when I sing too! At least He’s happy with that joyful noise…for now.
Blessings of His unmistakable Presence to you this weekend.