Tuesday, January 12, 2010
It Is What It Is
This quote from Henri Nouwen sure high lighted a God thought from yesterday, “To be grateful for the good things that happen in our lives is easy, but to be grateful for all of our lives-the good as well as the bad, the moments of joy as well as the moments of sorrow, the successes as well as the failures, the rewards as well as the rejections-that requires hard spiritual work. Still, we are only truly grateful people when we can say thank you to all that has brought us to the present moment. As long as we keep dividing our lives between events and people we would like to remember and those we would rather forget, we cannot claim the fullness of our beings as a gift of God to be grateful for.
Let's not be afraid to look at everything that has brought us to where we are now and trust that we will soon see in it the guiding hand of a loving God.”
I was taking my usual morning shower, I love showers, its there where somehow I connect in a special way not only with the warm water but especially with Father God. As I was gratefully lifting the different ones up to Father a flash thought struck me. The realization of being absolutely powerless over having any control over my circumstances or situations exploded into a rapturous delight.
What I saw in that moment was that by His grace I did have a power, no, not over the outward events, or things, but inwardly I had the power to trust in His perfect unconditional love for me that no matter what might appear to be the final word, until He speaks, nothing is final!
As He allows the rain to fall, I am slowly discovering He does truly Reign!