Wednesday, November 13, 2013

SEE, I am with You

Sometimes we leave a comfortable place
and set out on a journey,
unsure where we are headed.
Whether we are aware or not,  
it is often a response to our heart's cry 
to find our true identity.

Jacob was on such a journey when he
left his homeland in search of a wife.
He wan't on some grand spiritual journey,
nor was he sojourning out of revelation.
He was doing life one step at a time.

He had walked about 40 miles when 
he came to a "certain place;'
he stayed because "the sun was down."
Sometimes our decisions are not spiritual ones. 
But it just so happened that years earlier, 
his grandfather Abraham had built 
an altar to the Lord right at that place. (12:8)
The Lord was already waiting there,
leading him all the way.
There is often way more taking place
than what we know.

The Lord appeared in a dream saying,
See, I am with you...
Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, 
“Surely the Lord is in this place 
and I didn't know it.”
Filled with awe, he said, 
“This place is so different! 
This is the gate of heaven.”
Genesis 28:17-18

We journey until we get to a "certain place,"
usually the place where we are 
just plain tired and at the end of ourselves.
It is at this "certain place" that God waits for us.
He says to us, "See, I am with you."
We have time to actually SEE that He is with us.
When we do, "the place becomes different."
It becomes "the gate of heaven."
This is the journey I am on.
It doesn't always feel all that spiritual.
Some days I am just putting 
one foot in front of the other.
But I desire to encounter Him
and hear Him say, "See I am with you."
I want to be so filled with awe
that "the place becomes different."
I trust that the Lord is leading the entire way.
He is both with me and waiting for me.
There is way more taking place
than what I know.

1 comment:

  1. Comforting revelation, Kathy, thank you for sharing. I needed to be reminded that He is aware of every step, and that each one is holy if we simply remember to look for Him in the mundane. :)

    Vs 15, 18+19 seems like a foreshadowing
    of Holy Spirit and Him dwelling in us. We are walking/breathing Bethels, and He promised to ont only never leave us but also to finish the divine work He started in us. Beautiful! KJ