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Adventures in Finding God

The One Thing I Know

From ‘The One Thing I Know’ by Sara Groves

This one thing I know
You said You won’t let me go

I know that when Sarah Groves sings those words she’s not thinking of Keith Turley up here in Bellingham. But as I look back on this, my last quarter of actual courses before I student teach in the fall (and no classes this summer–for the first time in forever it seems), I am overcome by His grace and mercy and love as He has led me through to this point. His hugs, timely words of encouragement from His earthly saints has been nothing less than supernatural. And His unfathomable support that through Lori that has made this even possible is overwhelming. He won’t let me go, no matter what it is that I am doing if it is in accordance with His will.

“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them,
for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you.
He will not fail you or forsake you” (Deuteronomy 31:6 NASB).

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Running Water

“Men cannot see their reflection in running water, but only in still water.”
-Chuang Tzu, philosopher (c. 4th century BCE)

As I read those words this morning I got to thinking about those words from Psalm 23. I wanted to get a better grasp on the issue with the still/quiet water. Then something hit me, if I cannot see my reflection in running water, I will not be able to see His either (not that He needs water in order to show me His reflection). But in addition, I tried to think back to the physics of running water and thought about all the pressure and turbulence that it is under. It’s pretty hard for me to see Him when I’m worried about too many other things. Slooooow down. Focus. Listen. See.

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.

Thank you your help yesterday in shedding light on my own understanding. It is wonderful to get a new perspective on His Word through His earthly saints.

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Understanding

Boy, I read this quote by C.S. Lewis through a couple times and still have a big question mark. Then I read the meditation that came with it… and I’m still scratching my head. Anybody out there have any thoughts?

“If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning — just as, if there were no light in the universe, and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know that it was dark.  Dark would be without meaning.”
… C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

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Thrice Eloquent

For me, there’s something about poetic verse that adds significantly to my walk with Him.

I need not shout my faith. Thrice eloquent
          Are quiet trees and the green, listening sod;
      Hushed are the stars, whose power is never spent;
          The hills are mute: yet, how they speak of God!
… Charles Hanson Towne (1877-1949)

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