My apologies to my pastor if he reads this post. I have to admit that prior to one of his messages in early April, I was prompted to read Exodus 3:1-4 -- Moses and the Burning Bush. While the pastor began his message, I texted myself this message, "here I am." I never deleted the text nor did I really understand why I sent it.
In time, I will expand on this story, but suffice it to say that God called me last December to undertake a journey for Him. Over the next several months, I began this journey not knowing where it would end up. Initially, I was lead to think that my journey might be to run for a political office. One of the outcomes of the journey was to create my web site www.timreedy.org and to write my thoughts down via a blog. Moreover, after talking with 47 different people about this journey from all walks of life since December, my message of BELIEVE.ACT.SERVE became apparent and something I feel lead to spread.
So, I began writing my blog on various topics, mostly involving the state of the nation, and always sure to weave in a solution to the topic. Because of my obedience to God's prompting, I have been under attack from the evil one since December. At times, I listened to lies that God doesn't love me and that God has nothing planned for my life. Also, I became reserved, distant and wondered to God what in the world I am doing maintaining a web site and writing articles that maybe no one is reading. Believe me, I am not seeking notoriety. I am certain that at least one person reading this post can identify with me. Despite my down in the dumps attitude, I pressed on without really getting a sense from God of where I was to go. I began to get impatient. A good friend of mine told me that sometimes the hardest time to worship God is when you are waiting to hear from him. How true, but I was still getting impatient.
I'm on twitter @timothyreedy. This past week, I saw this tweet from T.D. Jakes (@BishopJakes): "Can you be passive, be still and wait on Him? God needs to know if He can trust you to praise Him while He has you in wait mode. Can He?" This tweet reminded me of that text from a month ago - 'here I am'.
Our God seeks a relationship with us. Because we can't feel or see Him, this relationship is built on faith. God is always watching you, but are you always aware of Him? When you need His loving hand, whisper "Here I Am" and he wll grab it. No matter what you are going through in life, His hand is all you will need.
- BELIEVE that God is Love, God is the Truth
- ACT by seeking Him in all apsects of your life
- SERVE Him by telling others about His constant Love.
So, this post is for me and my fellow citizens out there. No matter what you are going through at this time, sickness in the family, financial issues, divorce, waiting on God's plan for your life, school problems, family hardships or work troubles, tell God, "here I am" and there He will be to come along side of you.