Jottings From My Journal

By on 05/09/2018

God is so amazing, so mind boggling, so other. On my best day, God is bigger than my best thoughts. On my better day, the God I think about and know is only part of the shadow of who he truly is. His ways are way above mine, His thoughts way higher, His abilities way more miraculous than I imagine, his love way deeper. None can compare to him.

As high as the heavens are above the earth so my thoughts are above yours, declares The Lord.

The heaven’s distance to the earth is 150 million kilometres away, so God’s thoughts are that far above ours. Our thoughts on our best day are but a drop in the ocean to our God’s thoughts. He knows what every one’s thoughts are on the planet all at the same time. When we think how good and great and holy God is, it does not come close to the truth. We just have no words in the human vocabulary to describe our God, to even think correctly about him.

Think of the best of the best that has ever walked the earth with the exception of Jesus (who is God) they and their thoughts don’t come close.

God is very unreasonable, because I cannot reason Him with my brain. He is beyond our reason. He is beyond all things for He created all things. No one created Him. He existed always.

Don’t put God in a box, we try to put him into our image of him but are we not made in his image and likeness!

God has the perfect plan, the best plan. There is none better, we just don’t know it or see it like He does. He wants for us to be in His plan so will find ways to show us, guide us, inform us of what that is. Especially when we are trying to follow Him, how pleased He is, so trust in Him that he will guide you. He threw Saul off his horse because he was doing the wrong thing, going down the wrong path so he could throw you off your ‘horse’ if he needed to.

Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk once wrote in ‘Thoughts in Solitude, ’My lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore, I will trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death, I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

Wow! Wow! What a description of the trust we can have in our almighty God.

May these jottings from my journal inspire you to believe in and fall in love with Christ- the hope of the world, as stated in Jeremiah 17:7, ‘Blessed is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord and whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord!’

Love always

Rosemary


4 comments on “Jottings From My Journal

  1. Hi Rosemary
    Thanks for sharing. God is so wonderfully loving. Sometimes I fail to trust and may worry about a situation. Then I see things falling into place and have to repent of my lack of faith. Your reminder of his immeasurable greatness is something I tend to forget at times

  2. Thank you Rosmary,only God knows how low l am feeling at the moment, and reading your sharing was for me.God bless you and your ministery .As l am writing tears are just falling down my face , without me being aware that l am crying. Thank you Lord.

  3. Thank-you for this wonderful reminder of God’s greatness. Where would we be without Him or our faith in Him? His unconditional love, as shown through Jesus is my hope & my strength, & he works in truly misterious ways, showing his face in unexpected & fortuitous ways, when mostly needed. I pray for you all, & that God may always accompany me & my family.

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