Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | May 23, 2016

In My Proper Place

may 23“Come near to God and He will come near to you.” James 4:8a (NIV)

Hovered over in the corner of my patio, I found my garden cherub.  The winter winds had tipped this little baby cherub over and left it wedged between two large stone pavers face down.  My first thought was to put it back in its “proper place.”    But then how many times do we find ourselves stuck between a hard place unable to move except down to our knees?  In God’s eyes it’s a beautiful place – one of total surrender – it was in its proper place.

In my kitchen, I have a tiny baby chick (not real) perched on my window with its face straight up.  Another posture that God loves.  Every time I come in my kitchen, I am reminded to keep my eyes on things above, to exam life through eternity, and to praise God with every breath. Regardless of what I have or don’t have –  an eye focused on God is always at peace and full of gratitude.

Two positions one faces down or one faces up – where have you been lately?  If God has us in a tight squeeze, we would be wise to stay on our knees until He picks us back up.  If God has our head tilted back and eyes gazing into His, we would be wise to praise Him in all things.

If our eyes are the windows into our souls, then our gaze is critical to healing,  nurturing , cleansing and igniting that soul.   Surrender and praise will always guarantee that we are in our proper place.

“Father, being with You is the most awesome place to be – surrendered, dependent and fully confident that I am Yours forever.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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