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Ever Feel Like A Snail?

Posted on October 5, 2016 at 6:00 AM


I sometimes fall into thinking I am the king of my own little world. I’m doing ok. Then, I hear a still small voice calling me by name. I want to run away; but dragging my own little world behind me makes slow progress. So, ok I will come; and with that acceptance I find myself before Your holy throne, Lord.


Almost feel like a snail half out of my shell dragging it into Your presence Lord. My little world, my shell, has been my protection, my hiding place. You are calling me to leave my little universe and come out into Your vast kingdom. But its so big, and I’m so small. I glance out and see only nothingness, like a sea of fog. But I know there are giants out there hiding in the mist. Fear.

However: Reality is that I’m not a snail and my own little world of concealment, where I think I’m doing ok (if I don’t look too closely), is in fact a jail with bars of fear. I may as well be a snail in a fish tank.


But I have a choice. For I have received an invitation from the Creator of the Universe to come meet His Son Jesus and learn of Him. The invite is scented with glory and draws me despite my fear. . . Who am I to go into the Presence of an Almighty God? Me, a sinner, an imperfect, messed up, soiled child; why would He be calling me?

I will go and see. Turning, I find myself floating through the mist until I see an incredible light glowing ahead. Brilliant warm colors seemed to welcome me; then my eyes open wide as I feel a love stream of joy. I draw back.

Father, I am not worthy to come into Your house.

My child. My beloved child do you not know that I gave my dearest Son so that you might be saved from the chains of the enemy? That you can now be welcomed into my house? Come meet My beloved Son, Jesus, who paid your sin debt or you.

Through my mind rushed pictures of Jesus’ scourging and cruel death on the cross. His agony crushed my soul. He did this for me.

Oh Jesus, thank You for suffering in my place so I did not have to; You took my punishment, and now my sin is gone, my soul is free to be with You and become all You created me to be. Jesus, I want You to live in my heart and guide my life. I choose to live here in the splendor of Your kingdom where You can teach me and help me grow into the one You already see me to be.

Indeed Jesus paid the price for all of us; He paid off the sin debt. Now we can all choose to accept His gift, invite HIM to be King of our hearts. We can come out of the darkness of devil hatred and into the light of Jesus’ love. With that acceptance my life has taken a paradigm shift in thinking; everything is different; my soul is lighter lifting up in joy and hope and expectation. Affirmation also brought the fulfillment of God's offer to send the Holy Spirit to indwell me and be a guide, a help, a comforter, a mentor.


John 14:26 (AMPC)

But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby),

the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf],

He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.

Believe me, my friends, accepting Jesus as Lord of your life will bring you to the epitome of who you desire to be; for your desire will be His will for your life. God holds you as His own precious child and wants the absolute very best for you. Trust Him! Come! Choose Jesus!

Categories: God's Love , God's Hunger for Us , Faithful God

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SEARCHING FOR A CLOSER WALK WITH GOD


                                        AWESOME GOD


 DIGGING DEEPER

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.