Scary-Good

04.08.10 | Comments[2]

A dear friend left a treasure for me on my desk… she left Psalm 16. She said the Lord told her it was for me, so I’m paying close attention. Verse 5 says – “The Lord is my chosen and assigned portion, my cup; You hold and maintain my lot…”

It’s funny how change and security keep battling for my mental attention. I’m not of the age where I’m starved for change. Change is awkward and uncomfortable – it makes my world look different and sound different. But somewhere, deep inside, something stirs with that breath of a word… change. Just like my fullness of life isn’t based on my circumstances, my firm place to stand is not founded on things staying the same. Verse 8 – “I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.”

This is unbelievably comforting. As long as the Lord is before me, I can make the next step with confidence – not because I’m ready, but because He is God. My life is changing, and here is where I make a leap – a leap not based on the energy of youth, but purely on faith. I suspect a lot of us are going through a season of change. Even Family Life is going through a season of change. It’s not easy – shedding a skin never is… but it’s the only way that real growth is allowed to take place. It’s scary… but as long as it’s God – it’s scary-good.

I guess you’ve figured out that this is a Sharathon of change. Some people won’t like it, but God is too good to let us base our security and comfort on anything but Him. When I think of it and take a deep breath, it begins to feel like a real adventure. I think this Sharathon will be a real adventure.

Verse 11 – “You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” Very cool.

 

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on 04.09.10 Evan commented

That's a good word Sandy...thanks!

on 04.09.10 Darcie commented

"My firm place to stand is not founded on things staying the same." I like this statement A LOT. God is that firm place. HE doesn't just provide it, He IS it. And if we choose to stand on him, claim his promises, and keep his commands, we can expect EVERYTHING from him. Now that's a firm place. A secure place.

It makes me think of Psalm 18:33. "He makes my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on my high places." He not only gives us a firm place to stand, he makes us nimble, swift, able to climb with confidence and assurance. The Lord does not let his righteous fall. Now that's worthy of some praise.

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