Stretching Pains

Do you think you can explain the mystery of God? Do you think you can diagram God Almighty? God is far higher than you can imagine, far deeper than you can comprehend. Stretching farther than earth’s horizons, far wider than the endless ocean. If he happens along, throws you in jail then hauls you into court, can you do anything about it? He sees through vain pertensions, spots evil a long way off–no one pulls the wool over his eyes! Hollow men, hollow women, will wise up about the same time mules learn to talk. Job 11-7-12

I don’t use the Message bible often, but this made me laugh. It reminds me of the old sitcom, Mels Diner and the tall waitress with the southern drawl who was constantly saying, “When donkey’s fly!”

We think we’re so smart, we have it all figured out just as God takes a hard right. Hey wait a minute God! Are you sure we should go this way? I like the scenery over there better than the scenery here. Can’t we spend a little more time just resting here by the brook?

I feel God stretching me today. He’s stretching my faith, my ability to hear and obey. There are days I feel like Gumby and my arms simply won’t stretch any further, but once again, He proves me wrong and stretches me some more.

Father, I will not doubt your ability to take dead things and bring them to life. I will not doubt that the seeds I planted are merely dormant for a season, but in due time you will breathe on it and cause those seeds to live.

Thank You for stretching me beyond my limitations. Each moment spent in Your presence brings me fullness of joy and at Your right hand, pleaures forever more. It’s in Your great name and for Your glory, Amen

Until Tomorrow,

Sandy G

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