it’s so typical of life to rush by us, like whirl wind on a mission to God knows where. i have been meaning to write. meaning to rip open all these many thoughts, and revelations. every day this year, has been a wonder of days. visits from the one above, have come and gone, come and gone, come and gone. never really going away, more like going and returning with more wonder for my eyes, more wonder for my thoughts. and everyday, i have wondered. wondered and struggled with letting go of my wants, my wishes, my dreams, and daring instead to trust Him, 100% with my wants, my wishes and dreams.
He has not failed me. not once has He failed me
if i knew then, what i know now, i would have entered this year, equiped to face the roar of the lions. i would have called this year, “the year of roar.” or, what about “the year of blessings, and the year of roar.” how blessings comes with roar, oh how many roars i have faced. i remember when the Lord first showered me with a promotion early this year, i laughed at the sight of our mighty Lord, re-arranging, and opening doors just so that He would bless me. it was not long after this blessing, that the roars started. if they tell you that, “the roar gets louder, as the blessing gets bigger,” believe them. i remember once thinking to myself, “when will the roar stop, and the calm arrive?.” as the roars got louder, the days seemed darker. i wondered what kind of blessing, comes with this kind of roar. i didn’t ask for roar, all i asked was for a blessing. i remember thinking, “is this even worth it?”.
and i know me, when such thoughts make their way into my mind, its safe to say that i am contemplating leaving. leaving behind the roar, or any sign of it. see its easier to leave when the roar gets louder, because then you have an excuse, not to face roar. however, that’s what i have done all my life. roar gets louder, Christine gets gone. this time however, God made it so that, no matter how loud the roar got, I would have to stick it through the roar. don’t get me wrong, i did try to escape. and everytime i tried, He shut down that door. i would get frustrated, and He would calm me down. get frustrated, He would calm me down. that was the upward, downward spiral of my days. however, i can testify that, no matter how loud the roar got, He always always calmed me down.
i wish you were a fly on my wall, you would have been privy to some very heated conversations with the one Above.
remember the lions den?
remember how our Lord, saved him from the roar?
yes. through my roars, i have remembered Daniel
i have thought about him, and wondered how he faced the roar.
19 Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions.
20 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, aservant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?
21 Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.
22.My God hath sent his aangel, and hath shut the blions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt. — Daniel 6: 19 – 22
we are always told, to be careful what we wish for. well, am telling it to you again, “be careful what you wish for.” remember, there is no blessings with no roar. the bigger the blessing, the louder the roar. and remember too, there is no roar, that the Lord is not capable of calming. there is no storm big enough for Him to run from. so through the roars of your life. through the blessings that come with roar, remember He is with you.
i remember driving last week, and for the first time since facing the roars, i thought to myself, “THANK YOU ROAR.” seriosly, if it had not been for the roars, that came with my blessings, i would have never known how fierce i too am. i would have never know, how prepared, and present our Lord is, through every roar. i would never have brushed up, on skills that i needed to. but most importantly, i would never known the Lord of the roars. more like the King of all roars. the only One capable of silencing roars, and bringing instead peace that surpasses ALL understanding.
I call Him Father.
King of Kings.
Lord of Lords
now i can confidently say to myself. say to you, “THANK YOU ROAR.”
because of the the roars, i have learned how to be amongst roars, and still command respect. how to make way through the defeaning sounds of roar, and how to come out on top of the roars. come out stronger than the roars.
to run away from the roars, would have been for me to miss out on such great blessings.
i am glad i stayed. actually, i am glad He forced me to stay
remember my friend, the roars of your life, are there not to break you, but to make you stronger.
stronger than the roar itself.
when you run, you run away from your strength
you run away from the Lord’s strength.
FACE THE ROAR
FACE THE ROAR EVEN IN TEARS
FACE THE ROAR EVEN IN FEAR
FACE THE ROAR
don’t run away at the first sign of roar. remember He who blessed you, with that blessing. or He who has seen you through it all, will NEVER abandon you. and at the end of it all, you too will say, “THANK YOU ROAR.”
“when the tempest rages,
when the thunders roar, and the lightning blaze around us,
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.” – Martin Luther
i will write soon., until then remember if i can face roar, you can too
have a blessed week & lots of love: Christine
btw – that’s Cappi, the beautiful Yorkie the Lord blessed us with a few weeks ago.