This morning before the sun decided to shine, while it was still dark, I ended my dream, opened my eyes, sat up on the edge of my bed and said: ”Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!” Then I reached for my phone, opened the Bible App and read the Scripture for today. It came from the Old Testament book of Isaiah, that 8th Century Prophet, who lived some seven hundred years before Jesus Christ.
In Isaiah 26:9 I read these words: ”With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.”
As soon as I read those words, my mind took a leap back to when I was a little boy singing one of the hymns during a Sunday morning worship service. The hymn was ”Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing” and the line I was singing was the last verse of that classic hymn:
”Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be
Let that goodness like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above”
”Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it. Prone to leave the God I love…” If we are honest, then in our life time of living, we have to admit that our relationship with God is a back and forth, got and cold, near and far kinda thing. The beautiful thing is this: The God, Who created us, loves us with such an amazing love, that He allows us the freedom of choice, which allows us to wander and then when our soul finally comes to it’s senses, we find our loving Creator God waiting for us, right where we left Him.
Here’s the good news today: God doesn’t move! As you think about that magnificent, wonderful and beautiful thought, click this link and listen with your heart to the precious promises all throughout this wonderful song: https://youtu.be/NjfToqk5w5g