It’s quite interesting how the number 40 is incredibly significant. 40 days; 40 years…they would be notated as two distinct epochs as defined by a distinctive period in the history of someone or something. Although there are many examples to the number forty whether in days or years in the Bible, I think of my own journey in writing my personal devotionals for the past 40 days.
I think back to 40 days ago. I remember how I truly believed I knew Almighty GOD as Faithful ONE; Promiser; Provider; Miracle Worker; Merciful God; One Who greatly empowers; Ever Present Help in Time of need and yet leading up to today; I’m in awe that it is as though I am finding out for the first time how faithful He is; how well HE forgives; how HE is not afraid of my mistakes that I have made in truly wanting to obey; actually it’s in those moments that HIS strength is really seen; HIS glory is recognized as no one can glory in HIS presence.
Whether it’s 40 seconds, 40 minutes, 40 hours, 40 days, 40 weeks, 40 months or 40 years – there is this constant awe of Who HE is.
Even in the instants of questioning; in the moments of praise; in the angsts of despair and the frustrations that tend to lead us to want to give up; and in the beautifully unforgettable moments of celebration – may you and I experience yet again another deep to Almighty GOD to where we know that without faith it is impossible to please HIM.
This deeply rooted trust in which we want HIM more than our greatest wants and desires; dreaming more about HIM than getting caught up in our frequent dreams; and envisioning HIM more than being obsessed with the visions HE placed within us. The visions and dreams are not to distract us from HIM, but to point us to HIM. The miracles that we pray for, the signs that we hope for and the wonders that leave us in awe are to remind us WHO we can trust in as HE has authored HIS plan from long ago. He is trustworthy.
It’s about living this life in which there is a distinctive mark on our lives. That significant “mark” that depicts the moment it was about me leading up to living a life where it became all about HIM.
REVEALINGS OF THE WORD WITH HOLY SPIRIT:
- What is your distinctive moment that seemed like the end but it was truly the beginning?
- Do you see how your dreams and visions are not to be the focus?
- Do you know that distinct “mark” that depicts the moment you realized it was no longer about you, but about HIM? Can you share?