I Will

As I retrace my spiritual history, I see the hand of God throughout the process. Like the time I stood in a phone booth on El Camino Real in San Clemente, California and understood for the first time that it was God and God alone—not God and my parents, or God and the church—who was intent on becoming my God and prove Himself to me.

I heard from God in no uncertain terms the day I cheated on my Senior Life Saving exam.

While reading The Letters of C.S. Lewis to Arthur Greeves, I experienced God as the Hound of Heaven pursuing me in spite of all obstacles.

I could take you to a culvert running under a dirt road in northern Illinois where I sat and talked to Him about His will regarding my college education. I accepted His counsel and look back many years to see that He did indeed guide me with integrity and skill.

If you think about it, you’ll find that you have a similar history. He thought of you, is thinking about you, and will continue to have you foremost in His thoughts.

As I have referenced in my previous two blogs, God says in Isaiah 46:3-4, “I shall carry you.” This is anything but a simple vow. The word “carry” means to bring to life, to forgive, to look at with desire, to honor, to marry, to long for, to respect, to shield, and take as His own.

Get the message?

God ends where He began in the Isaiah passage, and with what He reminded us of midway through these verses: “I will bear you,” even when you are heavy.

Run your fingers through your hair. Hold you head a little higher. Set your jaw and fix your eye. You are being borne by your Father Who made you.