Encouragement from Roz
As we wait …
Glory of the Ordinary
To be more aware of Your movement in my life, Lord, has been my heart’s desire. Help me keep in step without getting ahead of You.
When You stop … I want to stop. When you speak … I want to be all ears. When You are stillness in the midst of the storm … I want to be more aware of Your stillness than the storm.
I long to meet every moment of my life as You do … in calmness, steadfastness and serenity. When my movement or stillness is Yours, the moments in which they are lived effortlessly express Your grace and reflect Your likeness. The radiance of Your Majesty is seen through a foggy lens. But Your glory in an everyday moment of life is indescribable!
It seems like the wonder of Who You are should be reserved for the great and marvelous things You do, and should be done before many observers to have the greatest impact. However, You are pleased to hide these things from the wise and learned and reveal Yourself to those whose hearts are childlike.
I love learning how to distinguish between what is of this world and what is You. Bring me up short when I resort to the futility of my thinking. Your thoughts and ways leave my mind in awe of Your wisdom and simplicity that exceed my human reasoning. At first Your Truth may seem puzzling … yet when Your revelation comes, unexpected profoundness silences any resistance. Your thoughts and ways are supernaturally conveyed and supernaturally discerned.
What joy You must have as the reflection of Your glory is witnessed in what would otherwise be overlooked as ordinary. You delight to be echoed in ways that only the childlike and those who live close to You can see and hear. It is like a secret code of intimacy … impossible to be unlocked apart from the key. You are that key, Lord, who decodes all the mysteries, which confound the wise.
“The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart”.
[1 Samuel 16:7]
“… Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was Your good pleasure.””
“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”
“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”