Saturday, December 1, 2012

And, Then What?~

And, then what?

Sitting in a room, surrounded by ladies, young and old, all yearning to draw closer to our God, I found myself face to face with this question, and totally and completely alone with my thoughts.

We were seated around tables watching the screen. As Beth Moore opened the Word of God, God opened my mind to a brand new way of thinking.

What is your worst fear?
The question came from Beth and was followed up with this invitation.  
I want you to think of the worst possible thing you could envision happening in your life. 

Really?

The absolute worse scenario? 

The most frightening thing I can think of?

The nightmare of all nightmares that could possibly happen in my life?

The thing I fear most?

Cancer?

Becoming a widow?

Homelessness?

Violence?

Ok. 
Beth was ready to move on.
My mind was still reeling with all the images that had flashed wildly before my eyes. 
So, let's say the thing you most fear, happened.  Then, what?

As Beth took our hearts and led us through this exercise, we soon discovered, as children of God, all roads lead to Him.

If the worst possible thing happened, then what?

Then, God.

All around the room, no matter what the scenario envisioned might be, the answer to the question - then, what? - could be answered with Then, God.

No matter what,
God would be there.

The worst possible thing we can conjure up in our fearful mind is no match for our God.

Not even death.

Nothing we face in this life,
     no matter how tragic or how horrific it may be,
can keep us from God.

We may be
without our health,
without our spouse,
without our home,
without our very life,
but,
we. are. never. without. our. God.

And, ultimately.....isn't this the worst thing you can possibly envision?  Being without God?

For the Christian,
the battle is already won,
the victory already sure,
the mansion already built,
the doors of Heaven already swung wide open.

And then, what?

Then, God!~

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.
Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,
neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—
not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.
No power in the sky above or in the earth below—
indeed, nothing in all creation
will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
~Romans 8:37-39, NLT



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1 comment:

  1. Powerful stuff! I took that same Beth Moore study a couple of years ago and that very exercise is one I think of often, and hope I will never forget. What a treasure she gave us when she helped us see God is our all in all.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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