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Tuesday, January 3, 2012


"Are You greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? ... Who do You make Yourself out to be ... have You seen Abraham?" Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM."
~ John 8:53,57-58 (NKJV)

When life brings great change, we can usually point back to a moment when everything turned. If we see the change as good, we treasure the defining moment. If we see the change as tragic, we may wish to return to the time Before and replay how we might have lived out whatever proved greater than ourselves.

There is no going back to Before, no replays of that greater-than-ourselves thing which might define our present moment.

But there is One Who is both "greater than" and before life's defining moments. He orchestrates such moments for His purposes, which are always good. He is here with us in the present moment, and in every defining moment which yet awaits us.

Our Father and Lord, please fill us with Your precious Spirit. Permit us to see Your hand when we look behind, ahead, and at the present path upon which our feet stand, so that we might walk closely at Your side.

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  1. I join you in this prayer sis.

  2. Though I can't always see God's hand in my life and though I have moments of doubt at times, I am thankful that He has granted me the ability to trust Him, in every season of life.

    Thanks for your post!

  3. What would we do, Mary, if Doubt ever overcame Faith? Thank God that His faithfulness is exceedingly, abundantly, beyond-comprehension greater than even our greatest doubt.

  4. Oh, I love this, Anne!

    It is so easy to keep replaying scenes in our mind, trying to figure out what we could have, or should have, done differently!

    For myself, I have learned to pray The Serenity Prayer, with great frequency, reminding myslef that there are many things in life beyond my control, for which I must simply trust God to deal with as He sees fit.

    I have never thought of this verse, in quite this way, though.

    "Before Abraham was, I AM!" Before your brother was killed in an accident, I AM!" Before ______, I AM"

    I love it!

    Thank you for sharing!

  5. Thank you Anne, loved this message. Now you made me look forward to my defining moments of 2012, Happy New Year! Lori

  6. Joe, thanks for your comment last week (before I headed out of town). When those moments catch us completely off guard, my greatest comfort comes in knowing God is in that moment, and even if He allows me (or a loved one) some leeway in stepping outside His perfect will,

  7. Thanks, Lori, for last week's comment. May the Lord bring you into perfect step with Him as you approach all those moments with Him in 2012, and always.


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