Archive for March, 2013

It’s interesting how when I reflect over a period of time, I can almost always pull out a theme that God is speaking to me. Since I have arrived back in Ireland, there has been an overarching theme: that God’s character is unchanging.

I’m human. I change constantly. Within a day, an hour, sometimes in a minute, I change my mind. It is easy to think of God as being like me in that regard. I’m affected by my surroundings, the people I am with, the weather. It’s raining, so I am pensive. The sun is shining, so God loves me. It’s an easy but very flawed perspective to attribute to God.  He never changes, regardless of my situation. 

In the last few weeks, I have been experiencing fibromyalgia pain in my body again. It’s been about five months since I have had any pain of that kind, and it’s been several years since I have had any such for longer than a few days. However, I have felt God encourage me to continue lifting Him up as a healer – whether or not I am currently experiencing healing physically, that does not change the fact that God is a healer, and loves to heal. In fact, in every area of my life right now where I am experiencing a lack of anything (finances, peace, etc.) I am continuing to lift up God as a provider, as my refuge, as being a good father. My experience does not dictate who God is! 

When the Lord was first encouraging me to do this, to actually focus my prayer times on lifting up His name and giving Him glory, I thought it was kind of funny. It seems a lot easier to ask Him for what I want or need. But as I have been doing it, I realize that what He is asking me to do is turn my eyes on Him, and off of my problem. He already knows my problem. He already knows how it is going to be resolved. He is longing for relationship with me. 

“Lord, you have been our home since the beginning. Before the mountains were born and before you created the earth and the world, you are God. You always have been, and you always will be.” – Psalm 90:1-2




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