Thursday, February 14, 2008

:: The Mercy Of Our Great God ::

Today I'm going to use this post as a personal journal of sorts. I just had a wonderful word from God this past week and I just feel that I needed to share how He is working in my life.
I was having my weekly coffee with my bestest girl Kerry on Sunday and we were discussing life and catching up and the conversation turned to some challenges I have been having with a person in my life. I will leave it at that, but as I shared my frustration, God, in His very subtle way, started to reveal to me that I had very much become bitter and resentful towards this person and hardened my heart to them and had not been taking my hurts to the cross and asking God to give me mercy and grace. It certainly stuck with me as something I needed to really start working on, and soon. We made our way to church and as the offering was being taken, I was being ever so resourceful with my time and clearing out the pockets in my bible cover, when I came across a small scrap of paper that had Ezekial 36:25-26. The interesting thing was that it was written in the writing of our dear and beloved Pastor Carol, who we lost in a year long battle with brain cancer last year. It triggered that she had given me this piece of paper as a prophecy at a youth conference a good five or six years ago. I flipped through my bible to the passage and was truly overwhelmed and struck at the words I read......."I will sprinkle clean water on you and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh." I guess I'll just leave it there but I had to testify to the greatness of the God I serve and His relentless, unconditional and never-ending love that He has for me and all of us and that He will NEVER cease to draw us to Himself and shower us with blessings, if we can trust Him enough to let go and allow Him to.

1 comment:

Mum said...

Wow,Christy, isn't God good?! I love that He knows what we will need before we know, and that He fulfills His promises to us, before we hardly have a chance to ask. His love for us is boundless...Hope you and Trev had a terrific Valentine's Day....Luv you both