Cast Up A Highway

          BUILD YOUR OWN PERSONAL HIGHWAY TO GOD! 

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.

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HOLD ME BACK, LORD!

Posted on April 24, 2019 at 4:35 AM


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I learned a lesson Easter morning. I serve as one who recognizes those who choose to invite Christ into their life at a special time during the service. I bring a gift bag with a bible and other things in it. Well Easter morning I saw 2 raised hands and hurried to take the bags. But I ran ahead of God and pastor and tried to give the bag before the people had said the prayer of commitment. She was in front and pastor had to stop me by calling my name and saying “not yet”. How embarrassing, and looking back, how wrong. Where was my mind? It had run way ahead of God and forgotten to engage with Him first. It was a spotlight on my weakness of getting ahead of God and not relishing the moment and receiving all God has for me in that moment. I run ahead of Him. That morning I got it ~ I will in the future work on allowing God to be in the lead.


SO hold me back Lord, when I want to jump ahead of You. It’s like hiking a mountain trail. It is so gorgeous with the mountains like Your muscles strong and foundational. Yet along the trails are rocks, sometimes boulders that must be skirted or climbed, and there’s no hint of what is hidden around the bend. Yet my eager spirit wants to see it all and pushes me ahead. That’s good and bad.

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For when I push ahead I miss things - the splendor of the way the sun’s direction has highlighted a red stone formation signaling God’s special touch. Or it could be a sudden narrowing of the trail with a long drop off, or even be the beginning of a scree field which may be very dangerous.


                                                                                                     


When I allow You to guide my footsteps I stop and become enthralled by Your creative genius, the grandeur of Your design. And as I listen to Your counsel, so many small things come together to form a whole plan showing me the way to go. Then my way is clear keeping me from unexpected hazards, and revealing the magnificent creations of Your hands.


                                     


Sometimes, my Lord, the busyness and complexity of life drowns out Your still small voice; confusion can then sneak in and I’m lost. It’s time to stop and seek You, my Lord. get my bearings from Your wisdom again. Yes, thank You Lord for holding me back and allowing Your wisdom to more strongly guide my life from now on.

                                                                                           


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