God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
Friday, June 8, 2007 Observing God and His Beauty
Even though the castle above has been in existence for hundreds and hundreds of years, I claim it as mine. Now, what is up with that? It is laughable. And yet each evening when I round the hairpin curve coming up 'my mountain' I spy the castle against an incredible Deutschland Schwarzwald sunset and think to myself, "There is my castle."
What do I have to do with it? Nothing. I enjoy it. I relish the floodlights bouncing off the ancient walls in the evening skies. In the 5:30 am sunrise, I marvel at the way the sun slides up from behind me to kiss the morning dew on its crevices. And yet, I have absolutely nothing to do with it, except observe, as it gives me such joy.It reminds me of watching God work in a new believer's life.
I have a friend. She came to know Jesus this last November. We actually had not known each other long when she asked Jesus to come into her heart. She and I were walking down a street in a nearby city. We were talking and God lead one thing into another thing until we were face up with the question: Would you like to ask Him to come into your heart and live inside you for always - right now?
She said, "Yes." and while sitting on a stoop on a cold November night, I had the privilege of watching God transform a woman to a saint. Her intense desire to search the word, to learn and to grow was great confirmation that God was moving in her life.
Since I have returned from the USA we haven't seen each other much. There are pulls from the world, pulls from friends, pulls... I have been in deep searching prayer on how to help. But, God has assured me she belongs to Him. With that said, I need not 'do' anything. Just as I 'did' nothing in her salvation experience, I need 'do' nothing in this time of growth. I am simply to be available. Sitting on the sidelines available!!!!! I have the joy of watching the God of the Universe orchestrate the days and the events of this young woman's life. She is HIS. She is an amazing woman and God will complete the work that He has begun in her.
This is the wonder of watching as God works before me. The beauty unfolds. I get the pleasure of observing. My participation is simply availability. And when I know that - I can relax. I'm looking forward to watching His design for her life unfold before me. Like the sun kissing the dew-swept castle in the wee hours of the morning.
He gets ALL the GLORY!
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