March 21, 2013

Pilgrims Headed Home

The Israelites found themselves living in incredibly insecure ever changing circumstances.  Just as they would settle and find a place to pitch their tent and catch a breath.....the cloud during the day would move them forward or the fire at night would have them pack it up and move it out.  Always moving-----towards Canaan.  It seemed very unpredictable at times and yet Moses says, "though we are always changing, Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place throughout all generations"

To everything.....there is a season....and a time and purpose for everything under heaven.  There is a time for living....but also a time for dying. A time to tear down...and a time to build. A time for crying and a time for laughing.  A time for mourning and a time for dancing.  A time for planting and a time for reaping a harvest of things you have sown.  A time for staying still.  A time for moving.  A time for talking and a time for being quiet and listening.

 If you find yourself placing confidence and security in earthly circumstances....you will find yourself shaken and unsure of your footing when the seasons change.  That is not where our confidence and hope lie. Our confidence and Hope is a sure and steady thing because it is found in something that cannot be shaken.  So steady that when the seasons change, the wind blows, the storm rages

.....you. will. Be. Found. In. Him.

No matter where you find yourself one thing remains.  The hope and the calling that lie within you.  It is this steady gyroscope in the center of your being that

........keeps you on course
 .....maintains your orientation
.......keeps you grounded

Keeps you focused and your footing sure.  

Every step will be a confident one because you've placed yourself in the sovereign hands of God.  Keeping your eyes on Him.   HE is the One thing that remains.  When you awaken in the morning....you will find Him there still sustaining you.  Loving you just as always.  Faithful to the end.  Your hope may wane.  Your joy may falter.  Your faith may be shaken.  But you will find Him there still.  The Rock of Ages.  We are pilgrims in this world...but let's not fix our eyes on what is temporary.  Fix your eyes on what is eternal.  God's relentless love and pursuit of YOU.  He never rests His protective watch over you.........until the day He brings you HOME.
  
He Is Your Life.  He is your HOME.
 It is in HIM that we LIVE. and MOVE. and HAVE OUR BEING.
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