On Edge, 01FEB – #807



On Edge, 01FEB

I am ever HUNGRY for the Lord’s Word. I think there is no better place than for me to be home tonight, reading my book on John’s Gospel of Wisdom, chapter 6, the loaves and fishes – with a cup of tea and peace. My Christmas tree is still lit up, even though it is already Feb 1st,  I still crave this peace that goes beyond understanding that He has placed in my life. I am AMAZED at His Peace. I pray it is not ignorance but gifted peace for purpose and likely I know it is for me to gain more wisdom to move forward to His next challenge for me. 5 years awakened – there is always a mission for me to fulfill. I persistently feel this. A cup of tea to ponder. A peace to behold. A mission to mission. A marvel of marvels. But always there is an edge to be on and to ponder – I am on the edge sometimes and sometimes just sliding back from the edge to understand it all…

In my Michael Card Biblical Imagination Gospel of John book, on the bottom of page 85, there is EXACTLY an explanation of what to do when being on the edge of life – for known and unknowns: “We shouldn’t be satisfied simply doing the things we are good at. We should strive to be right on the edge so that if the Lord doesn’t show up to help us, we will fail miserably. This is the kind of place the disciples are now in.”   Meaning that when we are placed in a position that only the Lord can solve, we can be amazed by the Lord and will have to rely on the Lord. This is not always the comfortable position to be in – not the easy road but the path that the Lord will show up on. Michael Card is talking about the nervousness of the disciples at the 5000 people who are hungry with only 5 loaves and fishes – Jesus knew what He needed to do – I expect He does that for our random life situations too… Sure He does.

I totally expect (and need) the Lord to show up in my life forever (He certainly has shown up big time in the last 5 years for me)…  I don’t need my socks knocked off – simply I need to hear His whisper – as to why I am where I am – and what He needs me to do…  situation by situation, edge by edge, moment by moment…  and a recount of where He did show up when I rest after the recovery of the edge… Yes, how better to look for the Lord to show up than to know that He has been showing up all the time…

I hope you also listen and hear that whisper of what the Lord’s plan is…
God comes in a still small voice…  I’m all ears…

“And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. ” 1st Kings 19

I believe this.



Philippians 4: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.  Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;  do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus….     whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.  What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

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