Knowing

Lately I have been dreaming about being in unsafe situations. Nothing I can put my finger on, to explain why. I don’t watch scary movies, we live in a “safe” area of town. It’s just “there” — that feeling of being unsure, as if I were walking on the moving floor of a fun house.

I shared my heart with my hubby and we talked about things in my past, times when I didn’t feel secure and I had to be prepared for the worst- whatever that may have been at the time.

It’s really another repackaged view of fear. My nemesis seems to attempt to keep me cowered in a corner, behind the clothes in my closet, or deep under the covers at night. Fear is a great preventative for walking in Faith.

I thought of a dear friend who has walked with the Lord for most of her life. The other night she woke herself up by saying, “In the name of Jesus” over and over again. She knew– even in her sleep, that Jesus was bigger than whatever she was facing in her dreams.

Psalm 46 says, “Be still and know that I am God.” We cannot call out to God if we don’t know Him intimately. We cannot find refuge “in His everlasting arms” (Deuteronomy 33:27) if we don’t know that His arms are waiting to hold us.

The term “to know” in Scripture, when translated from the original text, had the same meaning as a husband who “knows” his wife. There is an intimacy there, an understanding, a knowing of deep resonant proportions that cannot be found in a “Sunday only” relationship.

I need Jesus. All the time. I can only call out to God by knowing He will be there to answer when I call out.

I think Rich Mullins understood this kind of calling. Where everything created by God calls out back to Him. I leave you with this imagery.
God bless.

Calling Out Your Name

Well the moon moved past Nebraska and
Spilled laughter on them cold Dakota Hills
And angels danced on Jacob’s stairs
There is this silence in the Badlands
An over Kansas the whole universe was stilled
By the whisper of a prayer
And the single hawk bursts into flight
And in the east the whole horizon is in flames

Chorus:
I feel the thunder in the sky
I see the sky about to rain
And I hear the prairies calling out Your name

I can feel the earth tremble beneath
The rumbling of the buffalo hooves
And the fury in the pheasant’s wings
It tells me the Lord is in His temple and there is
Still a faith that can make the mountains move
And a love that can make the heavens ring
Where the sacred rivers meet beneath
The shadow of the Keeper of the plains

Repeat chorus

From the place where morning gathers
You can look sometimes
Forever ’til you see
What time may never know
How the Lord takes by its corners this old world
And shakes us forward – shakes us free
To run wild with the hope
The hope that this thirst will not last long
That it will soon drown
In the song not sung in vain

Repeat chorus

I know this thirst will not last long, that it will
Soon drown in the song not sung in vain
I feel the thunder in the sky
I see the sky about to rain
And with the prairies I am calling out Your name

About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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