Listening to the sounds of the sea, I closed my eyes and saw the waves crashing against the rocks. The ever beating heart of God, they continued their unending symphony. I could feel the mighty beating heart of the Creator filling me with Himself. I did nothing but sit on that rock, sit, eyes closed, listening for what seemed like hours, allowing His rhythm to invade my soul. It filled me up like air pumped into a flat tire so it can completes it’s purpose of carrying me where I need to go. A fresh sense of power and love permeated my spirit, calling me to draw near, a tractor beam drawing my ship into the space station, a meeting with the heart of my God. Holy Spirit, being in relationship with You is a heady experience! I love this sense of peace and gentleness that fills the atmosphere! I can drift like a cloud on a sunny day, a time of just be-ing with You. My face holds a constant smile; my body calm as a lake early on a quiet morning, content. At some point I’ll have to move on with the day, but how I wish every moment contained this deep awareness of Your Presence! Sometimes my Lord, You gift me with an amazing consciousness of You; it kicks me off my worldly post into the bright light of Your truth and love: a course correction when my ship has meandered away. You are so spectacular in your understanding of me and what I need, and that makes me feel so loved by You! Thank You Lord!
My friends, when you are near the sea and hear the never ending crashing waves against the rocks, do you not think of a mighty God? I’ve long seen the sea as His mighty heartbeat. The waters are beautiful, but one must treat them with respect, for they are also dangerous. God loves us and He is a merciful God, but He is also the God of Justice. So do not be arrogant or contemptuous towards Him, but rather be humble and loving to Him, as well as to our brothers and sisters. Then you will live in joy and success.
Galatians 6:5-10 (MSG)
4-5 Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.
6 Be very sure now, you who have been trained to a self-sufficient maturity, that you enter into a generous common life with those who have trained you, sharing all the good things that you have and experience.
7-8 Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.
9-10 So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.
Following His instruction manual for life, the Bible, will bring us success and happiness.