|Posted by Alyssa on March 22, 2016 at 8:30 PM|
“Stop reading your Bible,” He inaudibly spoke to me.
I ignored Him and kept on.
“Stop reading and go outside,” He spoke again.
I know God can speak through many means but this was my quiet time, my time in the Word, this is how it’s always been done.
“Go, go up the mountain to that spot you like.”
I gave in. Putting down my Bible I slipped on my shoes and headed up the mountain.
It was a very short trek to my spot and once there I sat on a big rock and waited.
“Okay, God; I’m here. Now what?”
You see, at this point in my life I had been going through a lot of changes—working out areas of my life that needed to be given over to Him to fix…to heal.
It was rough; it was painful. But I knew it would be worth it. I knew it needed to happen.
But sitting there on that rock that day I felt like I had been fighting—fighting for a better me and yet never winning anything. When would I get better? When would I see results?
And then I saw and He spoke.
You see, just like the changing season unfolding before me, I too was coming out of a long, cold winter.
It was ending, I was healing; there was green, there was growth.
It wasn’t over yet but He showed me how far I had come and how far I needed to go.
Yes, the grass was radiantly green but it was still amidst the rocks and the dead branches and leaves.
He gave me this real, beautiful visual of my journey. (He knows—He knows I’m a visual person—He knows me. *little girl grin and giggle*)
I spent the next hour soaking in this image—His words to me, His presence—praising Him for all He had done and all He had yet to do.
You see, when God points out an area that needs tweaking (or a complete remodel) He doesn’t just leave it at that.
“You could use work here. Okay, do that, have fun. I’ll be over here when you’re done.”
Like we are useless to Him until we’re “finished”.
Like we are unworthy of His help.
Like He can’t stand to be around us in our junk.
When God points out an area of concern it’s because it’s His concern. He knows you can’t do it on your own and He’s not about to let you stumble through it haphazardly; you’re too important.
So He’s there, walking you through recovery, every single nanosecond of the ugly.
“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” –Philippians 1:6 (NLT)