Cast Up A Highway



Feeling Like A Dullard

Posted on April 21, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Lord Lord! You are mighty and You stand with muscled arm, fiery eyes, a thunderous voice, and a vigorous love in your heart for us. Lord, my God, before You I bow. You are Holy and it is only by Your love and grace that I can approach You at all. Your goodness is a sun of light that pierces my eyes; I cannot look at it. It is only by Your grace that I can have a taste of Who You are. Jesus came that we might get to know You and Your character of love and goodness.

There are times when I wake up in the morning with a grayness in my spirit. My mind is dull, my eyes have no sparkle. Yet I come before my God anyway. Sometimes I just sit. But usually I try to write out a little praise, you know, like “O God You are mighty and good. . . “. That happened the other morning. And God reminded me of a story I heard a friend share at prayer~

Story of the shepherd: Sometimes a baby lamb is born and its mother rejects it and pushes it away. If nothing is done that lamb will die of a broken spirit. These lambs are called bummers. So at lambing time the shepherd keeps special watch to be sure none of the babies are bummers. If he sees one, he goes to it and tenderly picks it up and takes it home, feeds it and holds it often to his heart. At the proper time he will return it to the herd. When he wants to gather the sheep, he calls them, and the little bummers come running to him. They know his voice and have heard his heart.

Jesus is the Good Shepherd. When we are feeling cast off, or rejected, Jesus will comfort us. His love and compassion will draw us in. It’s in spending time with Him that we get to hear His heartbeat and know His voice.

My God is always faithful. When I come to Him with a humble heart and a seeking in my soul, He will meet me wherever I am. I choose to spend time with Him each day waking at o’dark early so we are alone together. Sometimes the enemy demon of distraction tries to sneak in and steal my alone time. But I usually detect it now and evict it in the name of Jesus. Then I can move forward following the Holy Spirit’s lead, like this day when He was showing me the Love of my good Shepherd for me.

I sit and allow the tender love of my Savior to fill my soul. You are giving me rest this morning, Lord. And I give myself to You. As my friend’s prayer says, “I give you everything in me. I empty my soul of me, and I ask that, if it be Your will, You will fill me with Your Word. I give You any illness in me and ask for healing for them. However, if Your plan is to use one or more for the salvation of Your children, I give any to You to use as You see fit. Meanwhile, I live in Your Kingdom and place You as my Holy God, my King of Kings! I bow to Your will.

Sometimes I get too filled up with the world and forget that You are my everything. You created me with intent and purpose, and I bow to Your will. That is my will~ to have Your will rule my life. I know Jeremiah 29:11 (AMP) shows me that You have a good plan for my life~

11 For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope.

I trust You to be in control of my life, Jesus, my Good Shepherd!

Seems even when i feel like a dullard sometimes upon awakening, my God will use my willing heart to fill with His love and tenderness and teaching. Sometimes He just reminds me of what I already know that has been sitting in reserve for a time. He is always faithful.

My friends, do you spend time with Him each day? Have you come to know His faithfulness? I encourage you to set an appointment with Him each day, and make it a priority in your life. The rewards are greater than you can imagine!

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