Over and over in the scripture, God illustrates His Power. Whether through His Judgement, His Miraculous Power and above it all, through His Love. To be honest when you look at it, overall, it has and will always be His love for us. At the end of His Creation, He saved the Best for Last...Man and Woman. How wonderful and amazing it was that He formed us and has never stopped loving what He had formed.
This week has been a reflection of how Thankful I am to God for every step in my life, and with each step, as I look back, He has been carrying me and my family. If you were to ask me what I am Thankful for? I would have to say two words, "But God." Think about it for a moment; Everyone has had a "But God" moment. (15 second Praise Break!)
How many times in our lives has things looked totally dark and we knew the Book was about to be closed on Life..."But God" stepped in and said, "Not yet!" Or how many times did we receive bad reports and by all recollection, it should have ended up with bad outcomes, "But God" cancelled those reports and wrote New Ones! Time and time again, God steps in and changes the whole program. Even down to the time in scripture when God stepped in and stopped the sun from going down so that Israel could get the victory. (WOW) Joshua 10:13 KJV states, "And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day."
And if I can be a little transparent, I can't even believe how many times I have had a "But God" moment. From the time I was starring down a barrel of a shot gun all the way up to my everyday life now. At this point I am literally living a "But God" moment every single day. Every report says, "I'm not even suppose to be here." How amazing God is!
Let's be honest, everyone has a "But God" moment whether they admit it or not. Even Atheist have, "But God" moments. What? Well think about this, when you go outside and the Sun which is about 27 million degrees farenheit on its surface and by the time it reaches the earth, we only feel 100 degrees or less and are not consumed by its heat, "But God." Or when we go to the beach and the ocean waves only go so far and stop, "But God."
See it's contagious. How could you not be Thankful about every "But God" moment you have had or will have?
Thank you God for never leaving us...
The Chef and The Ref, as we are more affectionately called, are just two individuals who God joined together in the Spirit and then in the Natural to walk through the challenges of life together. We have been married for 27 years and have four amazing children. We get many calls, text and emails asking us questions about a variety of topics as it relates to marriage. This blog was inspired by the Holy Spirit and an answer to the growing demand of couples who inquire about our experiences in marriage as it relates to their own. We do not make any claims of being anything more than two sinners, saved by grace who wanted to give couples an opportunity to have safe conversations that will make their marriage stronger. The Chef and The Ref are both licensed and ordained Ministers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ who wanted to create a safe platform for married couples to converse about a variety of topics.