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Pausing Reality

Posted on Aug 09 , 2014 in Grace & Hope & Life Lessons

Pausing Reality

© By Brad L Hodges

Psalm 77:12-14
12 I will consider all your works
and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”
13 Your ways, God, are holy.
What god is as great as our God?
14 You are the God who performs miracles;
you display your power among the peoples.

Have you ever paused in your fervent quest for living to reflect on the celebrated accomplishments of your past?

Have you ever reviewed the scorecard of your life to compare the wins with the losses?

Seeing things as they actually exist in your life, past or present, rather than living in some ideology can strike a balance in one’s life but you must allocate the time to reflect on your reality or it quickly becomes just a fleeting memory void of a lesson learned or an opportunity to share.

I have periodically looked back on my own life and reviewed the good things that have occurred along with the bad. Truth be told, in aggregate, there have been more downsides than upsides, but it is the quality not quantity of positives I have chosen to meditate on that counts and spurs me on to trek into my future with hope.

Someone who does not believe in a god as great as my God, can rack up the positives and negatives in their life as simply coincidence, fate or luck; good or bad.

Some common references to life occurrences, up or down, are; “it’s just my luck,” “it was the luck of the draw,” “it was meant to be or not meant to be,” “there is a balance or an imbalance in the universe,” “whatever happens there must be a reason,” or old school mentions on the bad side like; “it’s Murphy’s Law (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murphy’s_law).

All are but vague, anemic, human attempts to try to explain the undefinable reasons “stuff happens” in someone’s life.

When I look back or in the present as a believer, I truly see in 20-20 the miracles God has performed in my life. These are the times I “consider all the works and meditate on all of God’s mighty deeds” (Ps. 77:12) in my life existence. They are not luck or happenstance but a concrete part of Gods Master Plan for my life that I can touch, feel and know.

What god is as great as the God who performs miracles in the life of a believer? There is no other for there is only one God who is that powerful!

I feel sorry for the part of humanity that chalk up the good and bad to a universal or cosmic unknown. I pray they may find the holy ways of my God, and it is mine and all believers responsibility to bring focus to those who blur their reality with incognito omnipotence.

Appropriate the time to reflect on the reality of your life, pause to measure, however large or small, the works of God in your timeline of living.

By focusing on the display of good God has done in your life it will allow you to appreciate His awesome power and enable you to share your story “among the peoples” (Ps. 77:14) you encounter daily.

Pray with me; God allow me to pause in my reality and reflect on the wonderful, good and even miraculous things you have done in my life. Help me discard the negative and accentuate the positive so that I may share with others your mighty power and they too can find meaning in their life and fill the unknown with your grace. Amen.


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