You’re poised for the storm your about to receive, but out of your realm, God heard your needs. He looks down with a firm hand and sternly alters your sense of instincts. As my thoughts of God are squarely placed in me today, I, too, feel the strength of our Almighty’s hand. Clouds thicken, and the silence is deafening. You count the seconds between the lightning bolt and our Father’s stern vocabulary.
My Daddy Bicks (my grandfather) sat in his red leather and embroidered wingback chair. He was a mild-mannered man, a refined pillar. He, too, meant what he said, and I knew I was in trouble if I didn’t listen. I knew little about this giant of a granddad, but I looked up to him with the utmost respect. As a child sitting on his knee, he offered me gently spoken words. I didn’t comprehend much, but I knew his wisdom derived from God, so I paid attention to his discussions. He was a holy man who displayed marvelous attributes and left an incredible legacy.
But, now I’m at the age in life where authority and wisdom collide. My derived thoughts look to God for the same advice he gave my grandfather. But now it is I who relays the message as I pass them on to others. The cycle of life evolves, and many of our relatives leave behind little knowledge of God’s infinite wisdom.
I humbly altered my course throughout life as God’s diversions protected me from storms. So, now I give myself to you… for it’s your turn to receive the advice from one who has walked with wobbly knees. I cast out my nets to harvest those in search of the Lord, looking to fill the tiniest, empty spot in their soul.
God’s not wishy-washy about His commands. You either heed His word or pay the consequences. Adam and Eve, and the great flood on earth were perfect examples of His temper and strength of hand in our lives. Our righteous and supreme God only desires the best for His children, but His instructions for obedience should not be interpreted the way we see fit. He is the great symbol of authority so we must always seek Him in reverence.
We make choices in life and eventually we will all stand before our heavenly Father to feel the wrath of His firm hand. Make no mistake, the wisdom you seek today is not from this world, so be not surprised.
May God anoint your every endeavor. Make healthy decisions for your children and their future generations. Let them not lose the respect of wisdom that comes from their elders, the Bible, and our awesome God. Be blessed for your personal sacrifices as they will carry on the same love of God as you so taught them.