Monday, October 18, 2010

OVERWHELMED


OVERWHELMED.....That's where I was this morning.
Something was told to me yesterday, something going back many years.
Something which has hurt another person.
Something they still hang onto.....
This made me fret.
It caused me heartache!
And now it was my choice, what was I to do????

I decided to get up and make myself a cup of tea.
Hot tea with milk is regenerating, especially first thing in the morning.
For some reason? Instead of picking up my bible, I picked up a wonderful book that I had read long ago by Jeanne Guyon.
Jeanne was a French woman from the1700's, and remarkably ahead of her time. 
This lady specifies how to read God's Word slowly, ingesting every morsel.
Immediately a scripture verse popped into my mind.
"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour."
(Luke 1:46-47)
Yes, like the mother of Jesus, I can also say this. 
My soul does rejoice in God, because yes, I too, am a sinner.

I began to meditate on this Word, as Jeanne describes. 
 I pictured that Word, held as if food in my mouth. 
Now as I savour the flavour, and as I allow fulfillment before the swallow,
 my nourishment is completed and I recieve the nurturing.
His Word, becomes live food within me...
 I am stimulated to become more like Him.

The apostle Paul once said.
"To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord."
(2 Corinthians 5:8) 
I used to think this meant, at death.
Then this morning a different revelation!
I now believe, when we read the Word with total conviction,
we are transported to the throne room, and into His presence.



Rejoice in the Lord, for He is, our Salvation.






  

19 comments:

  1. Such amazing photographs Crystal Mary. I read your message several times and a door seemed to open in my mind. beautiful words as always. Thank you.
    Hugs
    Junhe xx

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  2. What a wonderful way to start my week by reading your words. The pictures give that feeling of how truly magnificent God is and how He is our guiding force. I have my one hour adoration today and I will take the message of your words with me. Blessings
    QMM

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  3. I stand small, looking at the photographs. I understand Paul's comment about being out of the body. When I sing, I ask the Lord to use me and there have been times when I've felt like I was standing a few feet away from myself, watching the Lord sing through my body.

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  4. G'day CM ~ What a beautiful write, thoughts & photos ... He truly is our guide.

    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN Hugs, Marydon

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  5. Dear June, May the Lord bless and keep you and Fred in His loving care.

    Dear Peggy, I find it difficult to even express my strong feelings of how great God is.He is so beyond anything we can ever imagine.

    Dear Razz, I know what you mean...An incredable thing happens to my voice as I raise it to sing to the Lord. I cannot sing like that at any other time. He does to me what He does to you. You are my first witness of this. Thank you. I have never been able to understand it before.

    Dear Marydon,Yes God is surely our guide. I love Him so. xxx

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  6. beatiful post. whenever i see someone who is ill i think that God is watching and saying "it's not time yet". i get tears . love the photos. rose

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  7. Beautiful post today - God and tea - a perfect match. sandie

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  8. I never thought of the scripture in those terms before... I need to meditate. It has been so hard to keep my mind still.

    Thank you, and God bless you.

    Joey

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  9. Beautiful post, Crystal Mary. Taste and see...the Lord is good! I did a study once on the Hebrew word for meditate and found it means to chew over and over, like a cow chewing its cud. If we will take the time like you, to be still and chew...what amazing wonders God will open to us. More Lord!

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  10. Hello Rose, I have been going through the valley with my family..when we take the time, God reveals..xxx

    Dear Sandie, Pop in and have a cuppa mate. xxx

    Dear Joey, Its not always easy to keep your mind still, especially here with all the birds and their song, shrills, laughter and chatter.. But you just learn to sound out.. When you get into that deep connection, God teaches. Its amazing!

    Dear Melissa, lovely to meet and greet you in the name of Jesus. Yes, meditate is a deep word, and it is meant to be... going into the spirit we experience the kingdom of Heaven within us, because God is there. Just like He walked in the garden with Adam in the beginning, He is here to walk with us..We just have to say YES!
    Praise His Holy Name.

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  11. Awesome! When we are filled with awe at the beauty around us, it is hard to separate that from a feeling of awe at the Creator. We just need to take time out to stop and "smell the roses".

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  12. CM...Our God is a God of covenant...His word is covenant...you said, "I began to meditate on this Word, I pictured that Word, held as if food in my mouth. Now as I savour the flavour, and as I allow fulfillment before the swallow, my nourishment is completed and I recieve the nurturing. His Word, becomes live food within me...I am stimulated to become more like Him.

    What you described doing is simply what I refer as "reading God's word as covenant." We should read and savor it that way every time we read it. Thanks for sharing...and reminding.

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  13. ...or to put it as God says we should read His word...Proverbs 2:1-5

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  14. Hello Stan, So true. I have always done this, BUT, now I take even longer... with it.
    For example. My father left us when I was eight years old and I found him again when I was eighteen. So I grew up without a father. My first husband was always out, there was no companionship for thirty years of marriage, so to understand a mans role of FATHER has been a difficult one for me. When I read, Our Father Who Art In Heaven. I savour Father. I read, My Father, and I hold that! I close my eyes and think about those two words for so long...I let it sink deeply within. I have a Father. I have a man who cares for me....
    It has been one of my hardest concepts to understand,.... that a man can love.
    Would that ALL...would pick up the Word (Bible) and be fulfilled. Bless you.

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  15. i know exactly what Paul meant. beautiful.

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  16. Hi Crystal,

    Thanx for this lovely meditation, and the magnificient photos. Isn't Australia beautiful? Pity it's so far away from everywhere else, otherwise I'd be on your door step before you finished making another cup of tea!

    I hope you're keeping well.

    God bless you always.

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  17. Crystal Pistol, Lovely to meet you here.

    Hi Victor, Hey, the cuppa is on..LOL, God loves you.

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  18. I will choose to rejoice in the God of my salvation.

    One of the happiest days for me in my blog life was when I met you. You just radiate hope and joy, and this post is another one - yes like a fresh cup of tea with milk in the morning. (but for me, there's nothing like a mug of freshly brewed coffee...)

    Thank you for gracing my life with your words... and of course the glory goes to God.

    Love
    Lidj

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