Wednesday January 9, 2019 – The mind-boggling wonder we have in God!

Habakkuk 3:19  The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.

I was trying to think of words to describe the wonder and reality of what we have in Jesus – and words just don’t and can’t do it justice.  Some thoughts that come to mind: “It’s too good to be true!”, “Pinch me I must be dreaming!”, “How can this possibly be?”, “Never in a million years….”, “This can’t be real!”, “I’m blown away!”

For me, the above also usually includes tears coming down my face because what I’m experiencing is so mind-bogglingly wonderful that the sense of gratitude within me is just overwhelming.  It also helps that I can be a bit emotional, but again, it never entered my mind that this even existed.  That we, individually and corporately, as the object of God’s love, could be so incredibly swept off our feet by our Lord!  And somehow it just keeps getting better the longer we are His and walk in His ways.

In the midst of good times and bad; tough times and easy; with plenty and with need; when His presence is all around us and when we feel like He’s nowhere to be found – it makes no difference.  He never leaves us!  He never stops loving us!  He envelopes us in His love and gives us the grace, the strength, the mercy, the resources to face whatever is in front of us.  Best of all, we are His!

If it seems to you that I am describing a land where you’ve never been, let alone live; allow the Holy Spirit to have His way with you.  Allow Him to undermine your doubts and unbelief and bring you into the wonder that He has for all of us – including you!

Remember the movie The Wizard of Oz?  It starts out as a black & white movie.  Then Dorothy wakes up in Oz and is stunned – as were the audiences that saw the movie – because Oz was in living color!  What was flat and dull became stunningly bright and beautiful.  Maybe you are viewing everything around you in black & white.  Respond to the Lord and His Spirit at work in you and He will open your eyes to see your world in His “living color”!

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About Don Schmidt

Beginning in the fall of 2009, Don was VP of Operations & Director of Student Life for 2 years at Williamson Christian College in Franklin, TN - a wonderful, accredited 4 year college for adult learners. That is where he started writing the devotionals. The passion of his heart is to love God and to help others learn to love God more and more. He grew up in St. Joseph, MI - Class of '66. Graduated from Michigan State in '70 and Wheaton Grad School in '78. Thunderous conversion October 11, 1968. He and Donna were engaged 2 hrs & 15 minutes after they met August 25, 1969 at a Christian camp in Georgia. They married in '70 and have 4 wonderful sons. Most of his adult career has been in business in NE Ohio. They lived for 20 years in Peninsula, OH. They attended St. Luke's Ministries (Anglican) in Copley, OH for many years. Three years ago they were reassigned by the Lord to attend River of Life Community Church in Hudson, OH. St. Luke's prayerfully sent them off on this new adventure with much love.
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