I love that word recently.
I use the word recently a lot.
The Encarta Dictionary says it like this;
1. Having happened or appeared not long ago
2. From current times or the very recent past
Why is that such an important word you ask?
I believe it is because it means that something is happening.
If something happened recently,
Then life is not stagnant or stale.
Stagnant being impure from lack of motion,
Well, which of us likes bread that is not fresh?
We tend to go through seasons of stillness,
And then seasons of activity.
Without both seasons,
We cannot grow up in Him properly.
We cannot live Godly lives with only encounters that are ten years old,
While they are great stories and teach us how God works,
We won’t be very effective showing Christ to others unless they can see His fresh work in us.
If we are in Christ,
Hopefully we will recognize these as times of growth for us.
God our Father,
Jesus our Savior,
And Holy Spirit our Teacher,
Have something for us to learn.
I believe we need to take the time to “unplug” from the noise of the world on a regular basis,
Just so we can hear what Father,
Son and Holy Spirit want to say to us.
Our lives are so very loud,
That it is difficult,
If not impossible to hear their voices unless we take that time.
We NEED that time of Significant Encounter,
To understand what things He as in store for us to do.
1 Kings 19:12 (KJV) And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
Well, recently, I did just that.
Life had gotten so busy that my mind was in a constant skitter,
Like cold water on a hot skillet.
The sense that God and I needed to conference kept growing every day.
Whenever I take that time,
God is Faithful to show up.,
Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV1984) Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
That IS HIs promise to me and to you.
When we seek Him we will find Him.
Proverbs 8:17 (NIV 1984) I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.
I learned much on that day,
And I fully intend to share,
But I am still processing.
God had a lot to say.
I leave you with a link that will bless you and stretch you.
Some will say Amen,
Others will have to say h-m-m-m……..
It is an hour in length but is divided into two parts.
Please allow it to enrich your quiet time,
And then plan to join me when some of my processing has been done.
Remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made!
- You. God’s Creation (significantencounters.com)