Happy Saturday, this is Odie checking in with you. I hope that today finds you doing well. Are you surviving winter? Ohio has been getting pelted with winter weather, like most of you. The snow is pretty and I am grateful that I have not had to go out in the cold. I hope our coming forecast holds and some warmer temperatures are heading our way soon.
I want to share a testimony with you. I had a special moment where God ministered to me in January. I gained encouragement and strength when I felt God speak to me. Today I wanted to write this down and worship God. Also, I want to use this blog as a monument that I can look back on later.
We are going to rewind to January 13th 2021. We were enjoying a wonderful week in Denham Springs, Louisiana. Life was good and we were back to a sense of semi-normal.
If I focused on the world news it was definitely scary. This week I had decided to stay informed, but not overload my mind with all the, what could happen scenarios. I was trying really hard to give my problems fully to God.
Wednesday evening rolled around and I was preparing for revival service in Louisiana. I decided to join the church service with our friends at Anchor of Hope in Lebanon, Ohio via YouTube. Pastor E.J. Lamb was encouraging the church to worship. I paused for a moment to worship with them.
God inhabits the praises of His people. As my friends worshipped in Ohio God met them at that very moment. I was worshipping in Louisiana and He came to me also. It really was a precious moment. I knew without a shadow of a doubt that God was with me.
I was praying for family, friends and our country. I had so many needs on my heart and I knew God was able to move in every situation that was on my heart. While I was worshipping God, I felt Him speak to my spirit. His words were the exact comfort that I needed! In that brief moment, I felt this gentle reminder "In the midst of the chaos, I am here."
Fast forward to real-time. The other day God brought this moment back to mind. As I reflected and worshiped alone just me and God. He reminded me of what he spoke to my spirit on January 13th."In the midst of the chaos, I am here."
I was awestruck at the mightiness of my God. I may never fully understand what God has done for me and my family during this season. This one fact remains, God has been with us in the chaos! It is a blessing to know that we are never alone.
I want to rest in this comfort that God has given me. "In the midst of the chaos, I am here." God, from the bottom of my heart, thank you! You have carried us through safe thus far! Your power continues to amaze me daily. Thank you for caring for me!
This song has been speaking to my soul this week. I will leave you with these words. God is our Waymaker.
In closing, I just wanted to encourage you that God is working for you right now. Life might be in a mess for you, but God is with you. Today my heart is full to overflowing with worship and praise! Thank you for letting me share my heart with you.