In loving memory of Francisco F Gonzalez.
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge.” (Psalm 46:10-11)
I was laying in bed early this morning thinking about a funeral that I am attending today for a good friend, one that died much to early in life. I thought about how we didn’t make more time to visit this last year as we used to. I thought back on a conversation that we had many years ago following a terrific storm here in Tucson, AZ. While we were at work the sound of thunder roared outside. The precious, drops of water sprinkled all over. We discussed about how the rain brought life to all the trees and plants here in the desert. but it was the bursts of continuous thunder that really captured our attention.
The power had went out, and we sat still at our desks, and just listened to God speak. With each burst of noise, it’s as if God was speaking a promise: I am good. I am faithful. I am sovereign. I am love. I am merciful. I am victorious. I am truth. I am comfort. I am constant. I am peace. I am hope. I am with you. I am for you. I am all you need.
All reminders that He is in control and He is near. Sometimes we feel like we don’t hear God. Sometimes we shake our heads in confusion because we don’t understand why He allows certain things to happen, and other things not to happen. Sometimes we get overwhelmed by the weight of our problems. Sometimes we wish God would just show us what’s ahead, or speak loud and clear so we know what direction to go.
In life things happen we often don’t understand. When I heard the news of my friend dying so sudden, so young. I initially questioned God, Why? “Francisco was a good man, he loved you Lord. He always shared Your mesage of love, which he exhibited in his life. He used his God given gifts as a musician to worship at church, he learned and played You in beautiful songs for so many to hear.” Why did this happen?
We often want the answers, but maybe sometimes what we need is the thunder. Maybe what we really need is to just be still and know that He is God. Nothing in this whole wide world will ever shake His Promises. After all, this whole wide world belongs to Him.
Heavenly Father, Thank You that You speak to us in so many different ways. Today many things will want our attention, but help us to seek moments of stillness with You. Give us hearts of wonder that see You, hear You, and feel You everywhere we go. Thank You that it all points to Your great love for Your creation. May we make the time to visit our friends and family more. Let them know that we sincerely care and love them. I ask for Your peace to comfort and Your power to strengthen us. When we want to go and hide away from everyone because we are afraid or hurt. I ask that You help us to stand. I know that You will guide us to grow through these things. I lift the families that lost loved ones to You for comfort and peace. Lord, I know You will be there to help us through all the storms that happen in our lives and even in the final storm each of us must face. I love You Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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Jesus Christ says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him” (Revelation 3:20)
The Bible promises eternal life to all who receive Christ: “God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:11-13)
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Prayer is just talking with God. He knows your heart, so don’t worry about getting your words just right. Here is a suggested prayer to guide you:
Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive you as my Saviour and Lord. Thank you for forgiving me of my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.
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