A King's Love

He Gave His life for me, the King of the Heavens where one day I'll bow

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Location: Alaska, United States

I've been in Alaska what seems like all my life. Have sorrows and heart breaks like everyone else, but have learned ever so well that God never lets us go through something that He won't use in the future. I'm a crazy, loud and blunt Child of God, and desire more than anything to know that every day, I wake up and bring a smile to my Master's face. there's really, not much more about me than that (that matters, that is)

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

What was hope?

Hey There!
Sooo, I do have a normal side really. I just got back from fishing in the river, in Alaska its not the sitting in the boat waiting for a bite and reeling it up (although we do do that) it's alot more involved. We go out in waders with a net, standing in the river (freezing out butts off but its a blast!) and wait for the fish to come to us. Heh, yeah I did that all day. That was my "normal" day in Alaska. Getting my fish for the winter, although, in all honesty we didnt need the fish because we had enough from last year. Why am I telling you all this? Because in the weeks to come you might read stuff to make you think I'm crazy and that I have no life outside of reading... but I do. I really do.

Jeremiah 29:11-14a 11For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13If you look for me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me. 14I will be found by you," says the LORD.
Have you ever heard a little kid telling their parents something about themselves, like where they came from, and all you hear from the parent is, "I know, uhhh-huh, I know, I know." The kids in awe that his mom or dad would know ALL THIS stuff. He just found out!
Its on such a small scale because I cant even understand it, but thats how we treat God. We're just learning about life, and we read Jeremiah 29:11 "For I KNOW!" How in the world does He know?! I want to write automatically (in all honesty, I did, and I just erased it) that we have to forget the fact that He's God and delve deeper. But no, we dont. WE have to remember the fact that He's God and keep our feet on the ground.
Who are we, to tell God that He's not doing a good enough job with a disaster? LOOK AT JOB! This man in the bible was one of the most prestigious men in the country and then within a small amount of time, he loses his home, his family, his cattle, money. Okay thats disaster. But when we use that example we forget the last part, that when that was over and done with... all of that came back 100 fold. I'm sure it looked like disaster to Job, it sure would to me, holy smokes, But when you are a person that belongs to God, there's never a disaster that you cant face without a joyous outcome.
When He was talking about "I'll listen" He was talking about the rituals of only going to the priests... but today, we dont have to do that. The hope we have is real, and we can go to God whenever we want. Considering the fact that this is the Being that created everything visibled and invisible and we have "contact" with him...thats prety amazing.And lastly just looking for him in earnest.
I've "known" this God for 13 years, but many times had backstep to try and find him again. Look for him and you'll find him, he never hides from us, but we hide from him. What amazing Grace that He loves us so much.Cass


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