Cast Up A Highway



Jesus or Gollum?

Posted on November 6, 2015 at 10:20 AM

Holy Spirit, You are spirit so I cannot see You in a physical form. If I want to picture You, I personally picture Your creation, specially the universe and the gift of many forms You have placed there for our discovery. Some are so full of power I can almost feel it just looking at pictures from Hubble Telescope. You are also a dichotomy~ peace and power, clarity and mystery, guide and protector. You love me Holy Spirit. You are God Almighty, yet You have a deep and abiding love personally for me; me who am nothing without You. I do not understand why You love me, just that You do!

Life would be so unappetizing without You. The world is an ugly place when You are removed from it. Sin and lust and greed, selfishness, hate, lying, cheating, anger with vengeance. Gollum from Lord of the Rings consumed by these things is a good picture of the vileness of a world without You my God.

Whereas, Jesus is a picture of You and Your mighty love for all of us. What a contrast! Jesus took on our punishment for the sins we have committed, so that in accepting this gift we can learn to live sin and guilt free in a world with Your loving atmosphere permeating every step of the way finishing with the victory of an eternity in heaven!

Ephesians 1:9-10 MSG

Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah,

his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross,

we’re a free people—

free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds.

And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free!

He thought of everything,

provided for everything we could possibly need,

letting us in on the plans he took such delight in making.

He set it all out before us in Christ,

a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together

and summed up in him,

everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth.

I read a true story about You, Holy Spirit, and how You will work Your plans for us; we can hear Your voice and in responding can be a conduit to let Your love flow to others:

George had his day all planned out, but he kept hearing a voice telling him to call Harry. It kept coming so finally he called Harry. The phone rang and rang and rang, then stopped. There was no voice mail. So he dialed the number again, and it started ringing and Harry answered. George said, “I was wondering if you’d like to get together sometime for a cup of coffee?” Harry said, “How bout in 20 minutes?” So they met and spent about 2 hours together. When they first got together, Harry seemed really down. So George just began building him up, and it seemed like Holy Spirit was feeding him words to say. By the time Harry left he seemed much happier!

Well two years later George came across Harry in church, and the man said,

“I never really told you what was happening when you tried to get a hold of me. When you called my house, I had a rope around my neck and I was going to hang myself. My phone rang and rang and rang. Then it stopped. Then it started ringing again.” He thought, “Oh forget it.” He took the rope off his neck. He said, “I didn’t want to leave this earth all ‘nerved up’ because the phone was ringing. So he answered that call. And just that one meeting set him on a course. When he got back home, he got rid of the rope. Something had changed in him by the Spirit. And it set him back on his course.

Thank You Holy Spirit that You help us and aid us in helping others. Have you heard the voice of the Holy Spirit guiding you to speak to another? His love will build in us a desire to be His voice to a friend or sometimes to a complete stranger. We just practice being sensitive to Holy Spirit nudges or His voice.

God loves all His kids and will send help when we need it. But remember sometimes YOU are the help God wants to send.

Categories: God's Love , The Third Person , Helper God

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                                        AWESOME GOD


Sometimes the terrible awesomeness of God hits me and sends me reeling into deep meditation. It always carries its reward of a new closeness with my God. It happened this morning. In the beginning I was distracted with my mind wandering here and yon. Then I ‘woke up’ and commanded it to return. God is so good! Holy Spirit began to lead me in prayer.

Sorry, my Lord. I come to our meeting this morning with scattered thoughts; help me, Lord, to rein them in. That You even desire to meet with me is so amazing! Deep breath. Moses asked God, “what shall I say when they ask 'Who sent me’?” You responded, “Say the Great I AM sent me.” You, God, are not hemmed in by time. For You there is no ‘was, will be’, there is only I AM. Before You I bow down my heart, my 'who I am' I submit to You; help me become who You created me to be.

Exodus 3:13-14 (AMP)

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them? 14 And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!

  • Footnotes: Exodus 3:15 To know the name of God is to witness the manifestation of those attributes and apprehend that character which the name denotes.

Can you feel the depth of that name? 'I AM' signifies so much ~ timelessness, absolute love, supreme power, unimaginable expansion ~ an incomprehensible being, totally surrounding. There simply are not words to express the grandness of Who our God is. HIS LOVE FOR US  S SO APPARENT IN HIS WORD!

Psalm 91:14 (AMP)

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Isaiah 52:6 (AMP)

Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I Am!

Indeed my God! You are the great I AM! This measures so deep and so high and so wide. You revealed Your staggering magnificence to David, and it comes out here:

Psalm 139:1-10

O Lord, you have examined my heart

and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit down or stand up.

You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

Even when it’s my mind traveling on tangents.

3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.

You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say

even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me.

You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!

I can never get away from your presence!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;

if I go down to the grave, you are there.

9 If I ride the wings of the morning,

if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me,

and your strength will support me.

You are always with me. 

You will guide me.

You will always be my support. Your strength

upholds me, protects me, supports me.

Lord, You are so good! What a privilege to know You! Thank You that You continue to grow me closer to You. Thank You! I love being together with You, my Lord.