Sunday, November 14, 2010
My Redeemer Lives
The reason why Job could go through everything he did and still rejoice in His God means that we can too. He was able to rejoice because we serve a God who is very much alive......He is fighting for you today.
This lesson was brought home again to me in prayer this morning. I went out, my prayer journal and Bible in hand, lit my candle, sat down ready to hear from God in the silence, except I didn't hear silence, I heard the hum of construction. It may as well have been as loud as a set of drums. It was all I could hear.
Then I decided to write a prayer in my prayer book. This is as far as I got before my penlight went out......"I am standing in prayer for Elaine today......." No more light. So I said the rest of the prayer for her. I felt the particular helplessness of knowing that my best friend is in a pit slugging it out with the enemy and wanting to help her out of it. The best way is prayer.....
But the hum was so distracting. I decided to go and get my head phones. I could still hear the construction hum so I put a song on. This is where God was leading me all along.
Nicole C. Mullen singing, Redeemer
The message was heard loud and clear..........
Who taught the sun where to stand in the morning?
and Who told the ocean you can only come this far?
and Who showed the moon where to hide 'til evening?
Whose words alone can catch a falling star?
Well I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives:
Let all creations testify
Let this, life within me cry
I know my Redeemer lives, yeah.
Tears came.......He has already given us the victory by raising from the grave, thank you Lord, how could I ever forget, even momentarily.....My prayer this morning was answered.....
After I heard the song, I went out and saw an impossibly bright star toward the Superstition Mountains....."He who has named all the stars and hung them in space has the power to bring us through.....thank you Lord! I rejoice in God my savior this morning.