Monday, December 17, 2007

It all boils down to this...

Have you ever had a moment with God?... One moment that seems to spark something within you that makes everything else pale in comparison? even blogging.

A moment with God that makes everything else ... common place .... mundane?

That's where I am. I have a sense of Destiny - a sense of God... a hunger for the Holy that is making everything else seem .... common place...

So as I sort this out and try to get my brain around it I realize that this could preach. I'm sure others have already preached on it, too.

The opposite of common place is "holy". Being Holy means being set apart. It's so easy to say that we're set apart - and only think in the legal sense. Being "legal" gives into legalism and religion. We're looking good on the outside - but on the inside we're really not set apart. We're acting an act. We look the part and still surrender to the things of the world.

We're supposed to be Holy as the Lord is Holy.
We're supposed to be set apart because of Jesus in us.
We're supposed to be Holy - set apart - so that the World notices the difference. If the world is going to notice any difference -- what is to take place?

I think that's where this holy hunger has come from.
That moment with God that has made things seem common place... because God is not a common god -- He is a Holy God. And yet He wants to have a relationship with me.

If He wants that relationship with me (and the key word is relationship) then don't I need to be Holy? Here the search begins...the search to understand. The search to feed this hunger.

I want to find Him.
Because He wants to be found.

10 comments:

jugglingpaynes said...

You have such a wonderful way with words Comfy! I hope you eventually follow what you are obviously called to do.

Sometimes I feel God is right in front of us and we still can't find Him.

Peace and Laughter,
Cristina

The Gang's All Here! said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMM, good stuff. Thanks for sharing that - I found it on a particularly hard day. Got caught up in the busy-ness of it all, had a fight with The Boss, and have been miserable and tired and frustrated. This was a great "V8" moment for me - thru it all, I can have HIM!

Great great stuff. Thanks again.

Lisa said...

No better hunger! ;o)

Regina said...

Thanks for your post, it was awesome! It is all about relationship with the Father. Many are called but few answer...

Blessings!

TobyBo said...

do you know the poem "Hound of Heaven"? It's my favorite. http://www.mcs.drexel.edu/~gbrandal/Illum_html/hound.html

Halfmoon Girl said...

I need to come back here and read this post- looks really good, but right now I need to get off the computer and get to a Christmas concert. I just wanted to tell you that you are awesome. I left you a reply at my place- thanks for being a friend.

Gayle said...

I think it is so awesome that your focus is where it needs to be during this time of year. I love those moments with God when you just feel His presence so tangibly.
Have a wonderful Christmas, friend.

Halfmoon Girl said...

Love the way you write as well. I also love the words to this song, or psalm, I should say. Thank you for the reminder to keep the desire to be in His presence first and foremost.

I am going to pick up a rock off the beach and hold it in my hand after I drop the kids off at school their first day- a mini monustone to remind me to allow God to lead.

Classic MaMa said...

AMEN!!

twinklemom said...

I had that moment and it's very awe inspiring...what was difficult though was sharing about it with others and getting...shouldn't each day be like that.

I think each day IS like that but there are just those "moments" when that moment with God stands out above everything eles.

He never leaves us and is always with us, but it's human to take it for granted that He is there, and sometimes, He just does something that says, "Stop, Listen, now Go".

It would be great if we had that everyday, but then....the laundry wouldn't get done. LOL