Thursday, February 18, 2010

oh happier day...

I have felt your prayers all throughout today. Wow, I haven’t felt this free and strong in a very long time. Thank You for your prayers. Thank You for your words of acceptance and support. You have truly encouraged me.

He will yet fill your mouth with laughing, and your lips with rejoicing.
Job 8:21
You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Psalm 139:5

Guess what I did today? I picked up the HEAL study guide and worked on lesson 1. Wow, I have been beating myself across the head for not starting this sooner. Someone reminded me today that His timing is perfect.

I don’t think I will ever comprehend why God would choose me, ME to accomplish His work. At times I truly believe that He should bring back Balaam’s donkey, for that donkey would be better fit than myself to do many of the things He has called me to do. Today at College group (which is ROCKING!!!) we studied and discussed Matthew 8. The entire chapter for the most part is about Jesus healing various people. One in particular hit close to home. Verses 14 & 15 talk about Peter’s mother in law, v: 15 “But when Jesus touched her hand, the fever left her. Then she got up and prepared a meal for him.” One of the girls pointed out that she found it both interesting and encouraging that as soon as she was healed she began to serve. As she spoke this observation I felt Jesus tell me, “I am healing you, get up and continue serving.” It was the recall of Raquel for the 975,267,534,608,734,678, 118, 812, 456th time.

Today was a happier day. It’s weird to explain, but I have felt held by the Lord, a warm embrace. Have you ever felt cradled by God? El Roi, the God who sees me, not only knows all my ways but He holds me too. The journey continues though and I will continue to journal it for you. Thank You for joining me and running alongside this crazy girl who desires to be a lily among thorns.

3 comments:

CupcakeSniper said...

I am so proud of you Raquel for listening to God.

I am proud of you for picking up that book!!

I am so glad that God is using you!!

Far From Perfect said...

Amen! I know exactly of the feeling to be cradled in HIS arms.. He is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!

Dasha said...

YAY!!! I'm so glad to read this! I LOVE YOU!!

-Dasha
xoxo

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