Thursday, January 28, 2010

El Roi My God Who Sees

Greetings and Holykisses,

It's such a beautiful morning here...-- so beautiful; that it's hard to fathom that our weather is supposed to get so nasty today. It's rainy looking but the temperature is still mild and it hasn't even sprinkled yet. I just glanced out toward the garden and the birds are happily chattering away. A bluebird and red cardinal were perched on the barb wire fence, not 4 feet apart. Wish I'd have had my camera ready.

I'm so happy... as I just finished reading Ezekiel!!! First time I've ever read it all the way through. Then, my devotionals brought me right back to my El Roi!
Psalm 139: 1-4 "O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my down-sitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways."

Isn't it amazing to just think He knows every single, solitary lil thing about us? Everything we do? He's watching. Reminds me of the "specifics" I read in Ezekiel. You know; all those "very" specifics! That's how He knows us... right down to the very specific hairs on our heads. Numbered!

Made me think of this photo I've shared before. How many movies have I watched where someone's lost in the wilderness and search party planes can't find them because of all the trees? But God sees through the trees. He knows exactly where we are. In Him, we'll never be lost. And as my devotional reminded me this morning, "I am with you always," were the last words Jesus said before ascending into heaven.

My other devotional also spoke of God's presence.
"You will show me the path of life; in your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore." Psalm 16:11

In HIS presence.... is "fullness" of joy. When I need joy in my life- it's found in His presence.
The question my devotional asked was this:
Is there anything that keeps you from seeing God?

Right away, I started finger pointing: ... idols,.....satan, .... and even people who tend to distract my view from seeing God. But ... in reality, I wanted to blame everything and everyone else, other than myself. I know sometimes those people and things are real factors. But the times I don't "feel" close to God, is never His fault. Because He never pulls away from me... but it's me who pulls away from Him. Sometimes the truth hurts a little. ~ But ... it also sets us free.


Yolanda said...

Beautiful insight to how God is revealing to you Sweet One that He is El Roi. He truly sees and knows and cares.

Much love,

heidi said...

Your oil lamps (in the previous post, I think!) remind me of the quote, "Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life" (by unknown).

Our lamps (lives) burn with eternal oil~the spirit of the Lord! Can you sing, "Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning, burning, burning, give me oil in my lamp I pray?..." Remember that Sunday School song?

Well, just wanted to stop by and give you a smile for today! My God (and YOUR God) sees us and knows our hearts!

Blessings, Heidi
(re-opened my blog, by the way!)

From the Heart said...

Beautiful post. I'm so glad God knows exactly where we are and what we need. He always supplies us with the exact things we need. Sometimes I believe some of the things we think we need He may whole back.
Blessings this day.
Love you,

Blissitydoodah said...

in reply: Yes I read 90 minutes....and remember what Don said about those loud wings! I can't wait either! So many surprises in store! So many mansions prepared for us.
I also remember what he said about the many hymns going on at the same time yet were not in competition with each other like say if many steros were blasting. I thought that was so cool.
I feel for that man to this much pain to live with in his body.

Alleluiabelle said...

My Sweet Friend,

I love your heart for God. This is such a beautiful post.

"In HIS presence....there is fullness of joy. When I need joy in my life - it's found in his presence." This takes my breath away. Thank you for filling my heart up even more today.

My sister just found out she has cancer in her uterus. I just created a button for her on my site. If you feel led, would you add her here for your prayers and others?

Love you,

Denise said...

You are so inspiring, love you.