Saturday, August 13, 2005

The Return

These past few months have been an interesting time for me. It is just the last few days that I am starting to see God's hand in the events of my life. My prayer is that he continues to reveal His works and plans for my life. Over the next few posts I will fill in the past few months and the events that have led up to the revelations in my life.

This morning I sat reading Psalm 33, a random Psalm that I turned to after my scheduled reading of Ephesians. I am not one to attribute random things to God very often but I do think he had me turn to this Psalm today.

The verse that struck my heart is verse 16: "No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength." I am that king and that warrior. Over the last few years my focus has moved inward. Not that I was totally self absorbed, but more so than I should have been. God is reigning me in, grabbing ahold of me and showing me the things in my life that I need to let go of.

These last few years I have put aside the things of God for the things of man. I have prioritized poorly. Now I am paying a small price for it. I have had my ego bruised, my pride ripped away, and my finances challenged.

Stay with me and I will do my best to put an honest face on the events over the last few months and the lessons that God is teaching me. (edit... can't persue this at this time... sorry)