Thursday, October 9, 2014

Finding God's Presence ~ It's All About Perception

by Nan Jones   @NanJonesAuthor

It appeared as a luminescent bowling ball rolling briskly across the night sky. The rapid speed caused me to feel lightheaded from the illusion of motion. My brain tried to understand how the moon could be moving so quickly.

Then I changed my focus.

Clouds illuminated by the moonbeams unfurled themselves across the  heavens painted with charcoal. The movement was in the clouds - layers and layers of clouds as a cold front roared across the mountains. 

I stood mesmerized.

The moon stood still.

Of course, I knew in my knower that the moon wasn't moving, but the perception when I first looked up was that the moon was soaring away from me. The reality was that the storm clouds were approaching speedily and with imminent threat, but the moon remained steadfast. Sure. Constant.

God is like that when our lives are tumbling out of control.

"For He is the living God, and steadfast forever; His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed, and His dominion shall endure to the end. He delivers and rescues, and He works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth..." ~ Daniel 6:26-27

Regardless of our perception, the Lord is steadfast. He is immovable. Unchangeable. Unstoppable.

He is God alone.

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  1. "He is Lord! He is Lord! He is risen from the dead and He is Lord! Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord!" His ways are higher than our ways, His thoughts higher than ours. Focusing on Jesus helps us to walk on the water instead of sinking under the waves. Realizing that He knows best and He alone is in control of everything strengthens our walk with Him especially during the storms of life. Thank you for this reminder today Nan. I love you :-)

    1. I am so very thankful the Lord has taught me about His sovereignty. Isn't that such a comfort? I love you too Marcie girl :)

  2. Nan,
    Thank you for this powerful matter what comes our way, HE is still God. On that we place our confidence and hope!! Love you sweet friend.

  3. Thank you Nan for this powerful reminder and truth. No matter what comes our way HE is still God and I might add, HE is still Lord. Trusting the Lord to take us through the storms and the valleys and right into the realityof His presence throughout all our days. Love you.

    1. I couldn't agree with you more Glenda. Thank you for your loving support. He is so faithful to His children and I am so thankful.

  4. Thank you for this reminder of God's steadfastness (and his steadfast love). It is wonderful how nature displays his majestic qualities to remind us and point to him.

    1. Yes! My Jewish friends have taught me to appreciate my Creator and the majesty of His creation. I'm so thankful the Lord has taught me how to open my eyes that I might see Him all about me as well as recognizing His indwelling Spirit. I'm so glad you stopped by. Sweet blessings to you, Nan