Tuesday, December 6, 2011

God Moments: Whose Moment is it?

 Tracy's God Moment

Monday morning started out entirely too early – 6:45 to be exact, when my normal wake-up time is 7:30 (still too early for someone who occasionally longs for the days she could sleep til 10.) The December sky was still dark and cloudy – rather depressing, but it matched my waking mood.

I sat at the computer and piddled awhile, waiting for inspiration to strike so I could write about a God Moment in my life. I read some blogs, and then I read all of the other God Moments we’ve posted here these past four days. I see such beauty in the words, and in the hearts of these writers, my friends.

Then I realized something - I just don't measure up to any of them. I have nothing to say. I admire everyone’s ability to write beautiful, meaningful blog posts, seemingly at the drop of a hat (although I know better – I KNOW how hard writing actually is, and I KNOW how hard writers work). But too often I have nothing to say and today is one of those days. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Nothing that comes to mind matters ONE WHIT to anyone. 

So I bowed my head in prayer. Lord, help me out here. You’re so present in my life on a moment-by-moment basis, but how can I convey that? Please help me know what to write.

He said, in that quiet voice inside my spirit, “You’re writing God Moments, not Tracy Moments, so write about Me.”

Suddenly, I couldn’t type fast enough.

God's Moment

Prince of Peace – think about that. Peace. Is your soul stilled by His peace that passes all understanding? Or do you fret and worry and wear out the carpet pacing, trying to figure out things on your own? He is the Prince of Peace. Call on Him. Let His Peace fill you. Isaiah 9:6

Lord of Lords – Have you ever asked Jesus to be Lord of your life? What are you waiting for? It’s not too late. Deuteronomy 10:17

King of Kings – is there anyone anywhere you’d rather have as King of your life? Of this world? Of this universe? I think not. 1 Timothy 6:15

As Naty discovered, He is our Father. Matthew 5:45

As Jennifer experienced, He is our Provider. 1 Timothy 6:17

As Staci shared so visually, He pieces together all the scattered bits of our broken lives into a magnificent puzzle greater than we as humans can even fathom. Romans 8:28

As Shawn’s character learned, God is Truth. John 14:6

As Amy recognized when she realized Who was in charge, it is our faith in Him that guides us. Galatians 3:22-23

As Suzanne discovered, He is greater than any and all of our problems or fears. 1 John 4:4

As Sarah pointed out, God fights our battles for us. Exodus 15:3

As Debbie portrayed beautifully, God is Love1 John 4:8

God is all of that, and so much more.

God is our Salvation. If you were to die right this very moment, do you know where you would spend eternity? I hope to meet you in Heaven one day – won’t you let Jesus be your Savior so that can happen? Acts 16:31

God is our Refuge. Life is hard. We suffer losses, pain, heartache. God gives us shelter during all of it. He doesn’t always take us out of the trials, but He shelters us when we need it most. Deuteronomy 33:27

God is our Strength. This is has been a rough year for so many of us. I’m tired – emotionally, mentally, and physically. Are you feeling the same way? God says we can turn to Him – that He is our Strength. Isaiah 40:29

God is our Healer. This side of Heaven or that, He heals all our diseases. Psalm 73:26

Who is God to YOU?

Look for your own God Moment today. He’s waiting for you.

Read more God Moments:

Thank you, Lord. We love you.

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Anonymous said...

Tracy this is fabulous! I thank you for all that you have done. God has shown himself mighty because this event is more than selling books, it's about sharing the Love of God. Isn't it great when we allow the Spirit to take over and say what He wants to say? I was very touched by this, <3

chrisd said...

Well done, Tracy. I love when God whispers quietly.

Tracy Ruckman said...

Thank you, Naty and Chris. We serve such an awesome God, don't we?

WritePathway said...

Tracy, you have taken us from our "Me Moments" briefly and carried us to "God Moments." May the "God Moments" linger and remind us that He is ever present with us, and life should be all about HIM. Thank you for all you have done for us. You have brought "God Moments" into my life many times. You are a special gift from God to me, someone I've never seen, but yet our hearts connect. God Bless you. Ann

Tracy Ruckman said...

Ann - you bless me so much. Your encouragement, your prayers, your faith over the years has been such a tremendous source of strength for me. I thank God for your friendship.