Cast Up A Highway



Firery Wake Up Call?

Posted on June 22, 2013 at 7:25 AM

Hearts are mourning and tears are falling as people begin to realize the depth of destruction they have suffered from the terrifying fires sweeping through our mountains this week. Many lost almost everything material that they owned, as well as somethings non-material like memories stored in photos and computers, thoughts and perhaps books stored on computers that were burned up. Some are stout and surface with thankfulness that they and their families are alive and well! Others lost something intangible, like the couple who worked all their lives ready to enjoy a good retirement in their “special place” to finish out their lives. Then one day ‘poof’ that ‘special place’ was gone up in smoke.

Saddest of all were were two people who thought their belongings were too precious to leave behind. They took too long packing everything and died along with their home. How sad! They were disobedient to the mandatory call to leave immediately thinking surely they had time to pack up some things. How often do our disobedient actions cause us to lose out?

Please pray for these two people and for all victims of the fires! Remember them as you happen to look at a picture of your family.

We may not die outwardly from all rebelliousness, but we can die inwardly, spiritually. Not obeying God’s directions and commandments, can open the door for the enemy to come in and lead us to destruction in the sinful pride of “I know better”. Yes, as surely as it led that poor couple into a burning death, our deliberate rebelliousness can cause spiritual death thus losing our chance to spend an eternity with our loving Father and Jesus in heaven. It will cast us into a hellfire of eternal suffering.

These are different times we are living in right now. Confusion reigns in many minds. Division separates people and even families. Coldness of heart grows as the enemy battles for the souls of mankind. We can use these fires as a wake up call to search our minds, and souls for true meaning in life. Its too late for the non-essentials, for flippant words, for attempting to hold onto former thoughts, hurts and false values.

What if all these nonessential things were suddenly gone? What is left of value? Find truth within. Find God and His passionate desire to be close to us, then seek His face with fire in our hearts!

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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.