Monday, September 26, 2005

Hands Outspread

Hmm. I just finished commenting to my heart's content on other people's blogs so I will now get to writing.
In my life nothing especially exciting has happened of late. Which is good, because normally exciting=trouble or bad things happening in my life. Which equals change which is something I fear. (What an equation!) But fear leads me to seeking God in most cases, which is a "good thing" as Martha Stewart would say. Good motto: Seek God when you're happy, Seek God when you're sad; Seek God when you're angry; Seek God.
And if that's not enough to ponder...

"And at the evening sacrifice I arose up from my heaviness; and having rent my garment and my mantle, I fell upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto the LORD my God."
--Ezra 9:5

"What does it mean to spread out your hands to God? It means you are not concealing anything. It means when you go to God in prayer, friend, that your mind and soul stand absolutely naked before Him. Ezra went to God with his hands outspread. He was holding nothing back from God... We need to remember that in our prayer lives."
--J. Vernon McGee

Hands outspread holding nothing back from God. I want that in my prayer life. That and true repentance like Ezra. That is what I am after even if it is so hard to be completely honest with God sometimes. I don't know why because He is omniscient. He already knows. But I don't want Him to have to look down and see what is going on with me. I want to be the one to tell Him hands outspread seeking Him and His face.

{As a P.S., if any of you girls reading want to come and pray with us, I have a Bible study on prayer and you are invited and welcome to come. It's at Dave and Dawn Hellyer's house Monday nights at 7 pm.}


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goldi said...

nice journal entries :)

i don't write pure english in my blog, so I don't think it'd be much of a good idea for you to check my entries, but I just want to tell you I'm so blessed with yours :). I'm actually planning to have a regular visit in here coz I find your writings uplifting. hope you don't mind :)

God bless