Friday, September 18, 2009

This Miniscule Little Me

  • I am currently reading the book, Crazy Love by Francis Chan. It is the current book over at The Bloom Book Club- check it out- its a great place to be! I have just finished chapter 1 and I can tell that its going to be a long process. In a good way though. This book just really makes you step back and take a look at how truly huge and awesome God really is. Its reminding me to be in awe of his awesomeness. (that is a word in my own dictionary) The deeper look at all the things in creation, the fact that He was here before even time, He just is. We can't take that away. One of my favorite quotes from the book so far is "We don't get to decide who God is. "God said to Moses, 'I am who I am' " (Exodus 3:14) We don't change that." We often try so hard to put God into a box, or to some up with what we feel He is thinking, but we don't have that power. He is, therefore, He is. That's a fact.
  • It also describes John's account in Revelation 4 and Isaiah's account in Isaiah 6 of being face to face with the one true God. I will admit, when I read the passages in the past, I get overwhelmed by the descriptions and I don't get it. This time, I got it. And what stands out to me the most is that day and night the creatures around Him are saying , "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come!" This chanting never ceases! How awesome would that be if day and night we praised God just for being God!
  • And, yet, I have the nerve to question what His plan is for my life? How can I, when I truly, truly look at His almighty power, actually doubt that He has my little life under control. Of course He knows His plan, and of course His is far greater than I could ever imagine! Our lives are woven into His great and beautiful tapestry, and I trust that even if its not what I had hoped, He will make my life beautiful.

So again, if you want to check out the Book Club started by Angie Smith at Bring the Rain, hop on over, it'll be a great journey!

1 comment:

Bina said...

Oh Noooooo!!!! TWO new blogs to follow...the book club one and then I looked up the one mentioned in the video, A Holy Experience. ha ha. I WANT that book - will have to put it on my Christmas looks amazing! Thanks for sharing about this...I know that I appreciated just listening to those two women BE women, friends and fellow believers! Was an uplift to my soul this morning...thanks, buddie!