Do you ever feel like God is shaking things up (mostly you)? I feel that way. I just ended a seasonal job for the Lord. As soon as it ended, a whirlwind of spiritual activity ensued. I found myself surrounded by prophets the other day and I said, "why don't we pray together? Oh, LORD! Women have been rising up out of the ashes around here ready to serve and excited about the Lord.
What was my seasonal task? Two saints that God recently swept from my hand. He just wanted to love them. What happened to me was that I learned to love. He showed me that He was willing to put my entire life on hold to make sure that these two women were sought after and tenderly restored. The reason why I figure is that they have a powerful and exhausting work ahead of them. May the elation of it all thrill you, my sisters. God has a powerful work for your lives. Do not lose sight of that. I miss you both terribly.
Emily, as you wonder what is going on in South Africa, remember that nobody puts Baby in a corner.
For the better part of a year, God has been teaching me one lesson repeatedly. That lesson is humility. Every book I read has it in there. I feel like the prophet Nathan is leading me around showing me real life stories. I will think to myself, 'Well, isn't that guy arrogant . . ." I quickly hear that I do the very thing they are doing. I have begun to see this theme in many lives and they don't see it. I might see a woman who's boss is extremely critical and she wants to leave. God has put her in that situation to see her own critical spirit. She can't see it. I have found myself quite grateful for eyes to see. I crave this humbling like breath. Our God amazes me. How can something shatter everything you believe about yourself and give you the most confidence you have ever known at the same time?
Yesterday, I found myself wide-eyed savoring the pages of Job 38. I started writing a song. I thought I'd put part of my rough draft here. Disclaimer: It's not a completed work. This is just the idea. There is no chorus yet.
"I have never commanded the morning.
I have never set bounds upon the sea.
I have never walked in the recesses of the deep.
You alone laid the cornerstone.
Humble me, Lord.
I have never caused the dawn to know it's place.
I have never entered the springs of the sea.
I have never divided light or scattered wind.
You alone birthed the morning star.
Humble me, Lord.
You know the way to the dwelling of light.
You satisfy the waste and desolate land.
You put wisdom in the inner part of man.
You alone give understanding.
Humble me, Lord."
© Stephanie Cherry August 2007