Thursday, April 28, 2011

tired of wandering...

"I am the LORD your God,
which brought you out of the land of 
Egypt, to be your God;
I am the LORD your God."
(Numbers 15:41)

I love how God placed the phrase 'I am the LORD your God' at the beginning and end of this verse. He uses it like two bookends to get His point across to us that He is our LORD! There are times when God says things several times in a row and when He does this, it is because we need to take heed of something very important. Here the Lord is reminding Moses and the children of Israel, that He is the one who brought them out of Egypt and therefore He can certainly take care of them in the wilderness.

Have you ever felt like you were in the deep, dark, wilderness with no sense of direction? Are you there now? Perhaps you're not even sure how you got there, and you most certainly don't know how you are going to get out. You are just wandering around looking for a way out and coming up empty. I think we have all been there at some time in our lives. But I think it is imperative that when we find ourselves in these kind of seemingly hopeless situations, we remember who our God is. Who our Lord is. And we remember where he brought us from the first time and that He can most assuredly do it again.

I am trusting God for an amazing revelation pertaining to a wilderness that I find myself in at this time. I'm tired of bumping into walls as I search over and over for the right path and I realize that it's time for me to get still and let God be God. I haven't been still before Him like I need to be. I haven't spent the much needed time on my face that He has been beckoning me to do. He is telling me, "I am the LORD your God, Beth. I have healed you and delivered you and carried you and provided for you for almost 49 years. Do you think that I am going to leave you now?"

I know that He has something awesome to show me. I know that there are mysteries to unfold and revelations to receive. I am ready to prostrate myself before Him in total humility and brokenness. I am ready for Him to move. He is the LORD my God.
Sawyer, Eli, Bryton, Silas, Mikaela, Mercie
(Just had to share this Easter picture of all 6 of my grandyoungin's. It's not easy getting them all to look at the camera and smile. And then later we noticed that Silas was holding a caramel swirl marshmallow and we have no idea where it came from!)

Do you remember my post about John and Terrylyn? Well, I have a BIG prayer request. This afternoon, my husband boarded a plane and around 6:30 PM he landed in Las Vegas, Nevada. Terrylyn picked him up at the airport and they went to see John. They spent a little time with him tonight but will be going back tomorrow to spend the next few days with him. He was so glad to see Jimbo although he didn't recognize him at first. The last time we saw them, Jimbo was 35 years old and he's now 56, so he has changed a lot! 

I just know that God is going to do something so amazing in John and Terrylyn's life. I don't know what it is going to be, but I do know that God didn't orchestrate all of this for nothing. He led Terrylyn so she could find me on the internet. He allowed Jimbo to be able to fly from Louisiana to Nevada. He has given us the most amazing church family that so graciously allowed their pastor to take this week to go and minister where God was leading.  I just feel God's power beginning to work and I am so excited! I am just praying that whatever it is that God has for this precious couple, that it will just blow their minds! I pray that God will reveal Himself to them in such a mighty and real way. I pray that they will see Him like never before. I pray that their lives will NEVER be the same!  I would ask that y'all please join me in prayer for John and that if it be God's will for a miraculous healing to take place, then so be it!!

They will be taking pictures tomorrow and I will post them as soon as Terrylyn emails them to me. Thank you so much for praying and believing! He is the LORD our God! Hallelujah!


Warren Baldwin said...

I hope God shows you a way around, over, under or through the wall! I'm sure in his time he will. That is what is frustrating for me at times - accepting God's timing!

Haven't read the previous post about John and Terrylyn, but I hope it works out. WB

Nancy said...

Your church is wonderful. I'm sure your husband will know the right things to say and do. I am praying for John and this mission.

Yaya Yarns said...

Praying for all things, and knowing that GOD is at work. He will work all things according to His perfect will and purpose for those who love Him.

Love ya dear sister and praise God for you and how He uses you in my life.

Because of HIM,

Anonymous said...

Oh, Beth, I lift Jimbo in prayers as he ministers to John and Terrylyn at this time. Only God could have connected you. I love this wonderful way of His! And I pray for John's complete healing and for God's purposes.
I lift you up, too, sweet Beth. This period of wilderness can be so foreboding sometimes when it lasts long, but, again, God has His purposes and knows we need to reach His place before He can reveal His plans.
I love you, ~ linda

Elizabethd said...

I went back to read your post about your friends, and can only say that I was incredibly touched. God has brought you all together for a reason.
I will be praying.

*The Old Geezer said...

I AM the LORD your God'

Isn't it amazing that the same God (I AM) who spoke to Moses will protect and guide us too!

Exodus 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

Stacey Dawn said...

And yes, I relate to the wilderness bit. Oh boy do I!!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Sweet friend, I know about wilderness wandering. In times like these, I know that there must be a deliberate change of my behavior (something tangible) if I'm going to walk in through in peace. Easier said than done. I'm trying to make a change, but it's been very difficult for me.

But it works... slowly but certainly!

Take good care; I'll check out your other post about your friends.


Sassy Granny ... said...

What a beautiful batch of babies!

Yes ... I've done my share of footwork along the wandering way. For me, it has often lead to a Y (why?) in the road, which shortly thereafter leads to a new revelation of Who God is in my life, and what He has wrought in me (in order to work something new through me).

Blessings for your meander,

Cherie Hill said...

Sister, this was a wonderful post and an incredible encouragement to my faith! AND YES, I will be praying for your husband! I was wondering which book of David Wilkerson's you read as a child???
Love to you!