Friday, July 27, 2007

"All the rivers of your grace I claim..." (Journal Entry)

So, I'm working on my trip to Central Asia...and am unsure whether I should go to a certain city where there has recently been some kidnappings. If you want me to go, Lord - you show me.

Today’s Streams in the Desert made me wonder if I’m not asking for all the grace and mercy you have promised…

July 27-
“Test me in this…and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.” ~ Malachi 3:10
- Here is what God is saying in this verse: ‘My dear child, I still have floodgates in heaven, and they are still in service. The locks open as easily as before, and the hinges have not grown rusty. In fact, I would rather throw them open to pour out the blessings than hold them back….I will open them for you – if you will only let Me.’
- The need is not on MY side, but on YOURS. I am waiting for you to ‘test me in this’ – but you must fist meet the condition I have set to ‘bring the whole tithe into the storehouse’ (Mal.3:10) and thereby give Me the opportunity to act.”
- God’s ability to perform is far beyond our prayers – even our greatest prayers! I have recently been thinking of some of the requests I have made of Him innumerable times in my prayers. And what have I requested? I have asked for a cupful, while He owns the entire ocean! I have asked for one simple ray of light, while He holds the sun! My best asking falls immeasurable short of my Father’s ability to give, which is far beyond what we could ever ask.
- “All the rivers of your grace I claim, over every promise write my name (See Eph. 1:8-19)


Anonymous said...

hi Elizabeth, i read the Streams in the Desert today too and yet couldn't find that verse in Ephesian. Do u know where it actually comes from?

Elizabeth said...

Sorry it's taken me a while to respond! I actually looked for it as well and couldn't find the source. I think maybe it is from a song, or hymn perhaps?