NSM 2017: Anticipate & Experience Jehovah-Jireh...
By Debbie Cox
Limbo, what a word. Dictionary.com defines it as a place or state of oblivion to which persons or things are regarded as being relegated when cast aside, forgotten, past, or out of date. It also defines it as an intermediate, transitional, or midway state or place. Both of these apply for me right now. This transitional state has been going on for my entire life!! I think everyone is in limbo or transition all the time. We may not see it that way when we have babies that need feeding and changing, or school aged children that need homework help, or teenagers needing guidance or even adult children who need advice. But transitions occur daily. And sometimes you get stuck.
The stuck feeling comes to me when things are even, unwavering and steady. There is no crisis to intervene in, no drama to deal with, no tension, and yet there is a feeling like something needs to be done, to be looked after, and to be accomplished.
And then I remember “be still and know that I am God” from the Psalms. Yes being still is hard work, awaiting a change, awaiting forward movement, awaiting….something which I cannot give a name to or explain.
So for today my limbo stands for L – living I – in the M –moment B-by the O –omniscience ,all present God. I think I can live in LIMBO, but I will not tell anyone that it is easy to be still. Stillness goes against my nature in this rush, rush world so I have to constantly remind myself to be still, and to acknowledge that God is indeed in control. My verse for the year is from Isaiah 26:3 “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, The Lord God, Yahweh is the rock eternal”. Limbo or not God remains in control and this is my refuge.
Note: Today’s posting is from an acquaintance and follower of the Glory Seed Blog while her story is unique to her and her family as she tells it to us at her own pace I am sure it will have family ring, it has with me. If you don’t want to wait for her faith journey to appear here you can get an in depth preview here at her personal blog: http://transcendingdarkness.wordpress.com. Since she is new to NSM please give her some time to get herself comforted to what NSM is all about.
Since she first began commenting on the Glory Seed Blog her story has constantly reminded me of the song One Day at a Time Sweet Jesus. As I’ve followed her through her comments taking one day at a time not only “fits” her but also has a unique way of simplifying an otherwise complex situation. The one thing she’s taught me is not to try to solve the unsolvable but instead deal with the issues one day at a time. As her story unfolds I know you’re going to discover what faith is all about.
Grace and PEACE,