Sunday, April 18, 2010

Day 30

I heard a sermon tonight taught by my friend, Jean Baptiste. Jean survived the Rwandan genocide of 1994, but many he loved did not. Jean knows what it is to face death and to suffer in ways I cannot begin to imagine. Tonight, he spoke with passion from deep within from Isaiah 6 about the holiness of God and how we are to worship Him for He is worthy. He reminded us that the Lord is on the throne in His Holy Temple. Being still before the King in the midst of this crazy, dark world fortifies our souls for what He has planned for us to do here for His glory. 

But the Lord is in His Holy Temple;
the Lord still rules from heaven.
He watches everyone closely, 
examining every person on earth...
the Righteous Lord loves justice.
The virtuous will see His face. (Psalm 11)

I pray that our times in the garden help us to see the Lord in all His glory. That we will not doubt His power and love. That we will rest secure in our knowledge of Him and that we will love justice as He does. May we shine for Him more and more as we cling to the One thing that matters.

Thank you for joining me for these 30 days! A few have asked if I am going to keep blogging. I will as the Lord leads. Look at this picture and hear the words of our brother David as He describes our sweet Savior...listen to how personal His walk was with His Lord...may we experience the same.

I love you Lord;
you are my strength.
The Lord is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me, 
and my place of safety. (Psalm 18)


  1. Thanks Grace for sharing your heart. It was such a joy to fellowship with you via the world wide web, which has taken us beyond the world and into pondering the vistas of the eternal. And praise God, the eternal is all to Him and for Him and by Him....Glory and Majesty.
    The scripture God is trying to drill into my heart these
    Be still and know I am God.
    That is just all we need isn't it!
    Love you!

  2. Thank you Grace for taking the time to share from your heart and help us focus on the lessons we started to learn at conference. I am convinced that you are in instrument being used mightily for God's purpose in my life. I have enjoyed these moments in each day when you continue to encourage and challenge me to be still and know my Lord and my God. Blessings on you. I will continue to check in on your blog for more sharing from your heart and God's Word.

  3. thanks girls, for you active participation! we will keep spurring one another on.

  4. I've been away from my computer, but not away from God. I haven't been perfect with my quiet time, but am assured that I have a forgiving God. I wakeup excited to do my daily devotion and time with God. I will continue to do this, even if our 30 days is up; my time will never be up with God. Today I read something I thought might help someone. I happen to not be in this place right now, but I know my time will come, and I've been here before. Jill Briscoe said, "Have you ever been so busy crying that you couldn't pray? Maybe you need to dry your tears and hush your voice to listen in expectancy. Our cries can block out the voice of God, and our tears can blind us to the well of water that is right under our nose. God is waiting to show us the solution right under our nose. God is waiting to show us the solution to our problem. There will always be a well of living water available to help up cope with our distress(like he provided for Hagar and her son Ishmael). We just need to stop crying long enough to see it." Even Grace said, "Be still, and listen to God!" Thank you for your dedication to our 30 days, Grace! I'm looking forward to serving God and Bakersfield, with you and the church, on Saturday!

  5. Thank you Grace for your faithfulness, its been a joy to visit Walking Together. I will continue to strive toward Being Still, Resting and Remaining in Him alone.