Yesterday was one of those days. the emotional pain in my heart was too much, the tears drop through my face and just could do nothing to stop it. I knew that besides my pain, i was feeling God as well. During the afternoon, HE said "i am teaching you compassion". it may sound very good, but i assure you it did not feel good at all.
This is the definition of compassion: deep awareness of the suffering of another. the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it.
I have been experiencing this feeling for a while, and i know God has not finish teaching this You see when a situation arise in our life, either sickness, financial stress, loss of any kind, etc; that which we believe will come to the surface. We get so overwhelm by our situation that we believe everything revolves around our little world. We give power to the situation, and we reduce God to a small thing in the midst of the problem.
When in reality, we must exalt God and bring everything under submission of HIS dominion because everything is under HIS feet. When we deny HIS power on our life, we either exalt ourselves, our ability to handle situation or exalt the enemy and as a byproduct we do not allow God to intervene in our behalf.
In the midst of the storm yesterday, HE reminded me of a vision HE gave me last year, when I saw His arm and hand coming down through the clouds touching 5 different places. I saw the power released through HIS five fingers. I knew HE was talking about five fold ministry, but i will not go there today. The fear of God surrounded me because of HIS mighty power that all i could do was to weep and ask for Mercy. I was shaken for two straight days , all i could pray was for His mercy over us.
Many of us, when we think of God, we have come to make HIM so human, and in part is true because Jesus came as human while HE was God. However, Our God, the creator of Heaven and Earth is so great, powerful and mighty, so amazing, so glorious, so magnificent, divine, holy, beyond words. HE created everything on HIS own. I am just in awe of HIS greatness, but also in awe of HIS love for us.
Heaven and earth display HIS majesty, HIS glory. We go through life thinking that if something happen in our own little world that it affect the rest, but the truth is that we are not that powerful. Life continue for the rest, and we eventually get over and move into something else; but IDOLATRY of ourselves make us think that our situation are bigger than any other person. Idolatry has come to pierce God's creation since the beginning. I must say that i was humble by GOD when HE said to me "get off your horse; I AM GOD, you are not".
It is about HIM, about HIS purpose, about HIS desire, about HIS will. When we receive the fullness of the cross and the price that Jesus paid; then we are willing to let go of our life to bring forth HIS in us.
I do not have it completely, but I am grateful to GOD for HIS love toward me that open my eyes to see. my prayer "GOD i want to know you"
HE is waiting for each of us to come closer to HIM; HE wants to reveal HIMSELF in ways that we have never imagine.
Before, i finish, i know you have heard that Jesus died on the cross for our sin, to reunited us with the FATHER, to save our soul from death. i tell you today, God almighty was looking at HIS creation, His children, and HE was longing to have a relationship with us, but sin had corrupted this world, and HE had the answer (JESUS) even before you or I were born. HE wanted to look at you or me, and smile back at us, and without the blood of Jesus that was not possible. Now, HE has given us the gift of GRACE. HIS grace is pouring out from heaven, HIS love flows from HIS throne toward us, HIS kindness lead us back to HIM.
BEHOLD HIM, GAZE at HIS BEAUTY, LET HIM BE THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING WE DO!