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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I am

Hello my name is Hanna... and I am a Christian.  Jesus is my homeboy.  Who's my daddy?  God!!  And also the Holy Spirit dwells in me. 

Right now GOD is doing some pretty cool things in my heart. 

I have been a Christian for about 5 years now...  Yes, I made a decision to accept Christ's sacrifice. 

Salvation. 

I was on fire for Christ for about the first 6 months... and slowly... it kind of went on the back burner.  I became lukewarm for God.  And funny thing is, I thought God was just being lukewarm for me. 

Oh boy, was I wrong.  Well, recently with all the crazy burned arm drama, I decided I NEEDED to pray.  Probably for the first time in... well since the ambulance ride with the crazy burned arm drama, but before that I don't know when I had prayed last...  So anyhow, I prayed something like this: 

Lord,  I want to see you.  I want to hear you.  I want to know you.  I don't want to be lukewarm.  Please, Lord, work on my heart.  Help me be better for you.  Reveal yourself to me Lord.  In Christ's name.  Amen.

Did I mention that I am going to an AMAZING Christian Book Study at my friend Jocelyn's church.  (Jocelyn's another one of those people God likes to hit me upside the head with... or smack me on the ass  tushy with, whichever.)  So, Forgotten God by Francis Chan has been one of those faith transforming studies for me.  I am learning things I never knew were possible.  Go on over to Jocelyn's blog and read about all the cool things that God is teaching us through Francis Chan's books. 

Go on.  Check out her blog.  It's okay, I'll wait...

Okay, so, here is the REALLY cool part. 

God.  THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE is revealing himself to me!  ME!!!   From answered prayers, to victory over sin, to smackin' me upside the head with his humor presence.

Sooooooo, to make a long story a little bit longer...  Tonight I let the dogs out to do their doody duty before bedtime.  And the moon is full... and it is kind of playing peek-a-boo with the clouds.  And I was just struck... STRUCK with the breathtaking beauty of it.

I standing there looking at God's creation and just soaking it in and reveling in it... 
REALLY though, I was wishing I had a camera, but my husband took it to the training he's away on.   

Anyhow, There were a LOT of clouds and moonlight and beauty and stuff.  AND it kind of took me a minute before I noticed... 

Right there, with the way the moon was shining through the clouds...  were the illuminating words...

I am.

How's that for revelation, Hanna?

5 comments:

Jacqualine said...

It's great to hear what God is doing in your life! Sometimes our walks with God start to feel so, so. It's important to remember that WE are the ones who have moved, not God.

I just started reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan. Everyone says that his preaching and books really have a way of hitting home. Can't wait how God is going to use this book to work in my life :)

Kara said...

Jocelyn just sent me Crazy Love and I LOVE IT. I listened to most of it first but I just couldn't keep up with him in the audio...I NEEDED to read and re read parts (the ones God wants to smack me with). So Happy to hear about God's work in your life. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!!

Rebz said...

I saw God there too, in the clouds and moon and the sky last night. He was probably there for anyone who cared to look.
I find that to be true of God- He's there if you look for Him.
XOXOJoce

Amy said...

Amen, sister. I LOVE seeing this in you. Can't believe I've known you five years already! Just remember, the smacks up side the head are really love taps from the Father.

MotherMotherOcean said...

Amen!