Friday, May 29, 2009

A Miner.....

Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it. Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone. He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.( Job 28 1-3)

For the past few weeks I have been asking the Lord for wisdom, wisdom in this and for this sorrow. I accept that this sorrow will be upon me all my days, some days it is heavy and some days it shows it self lighter. This morning I read this verse and it was incredibly powerful to my heart. God calls us to rise up and become various vessels at given times. We are to go forth as a soldiers, as writers having the pen of a ready writer, as servants, as proclaimers and all these are woven in Him as "followers." When I read this verse my heart was sparked as it speaks of silver, gold, brass, stones and iron. All these have to be hewn out by a "miner." So as I ask for wisdom and I feel like he gave me some, he is telling me to be a miner! I realize that there are things hidden, secret counsels of God that will not be revealed to us at this time, like understanding all the "why's" of this happening to Joel, so I do not want to delve there. But there is revealed truth that we can come to understand and we can become more familiar with the dealings of God in our lives and it is all found starting in Genesis and ends with Revelation. This is revealed wisdom. Our part is to become a "miner." The more I can know, learn, find out about the Lord, his character, his Person and the more I read and become saturaated with truth, then as I go about daily life, the Holy Spirit guides and impresses upon what I should do, what I need to say or not say and so forth. I act with wisdom, I speak with wisdom, I can find a rest in circumstances because I am digging and am becoming more familiar with who God is and His actions are always motivated with our good in mind. So back to the verse, silver, gold, iron, brass, Job says all these come from some where. There is a vein, a place, out of the earth, brass from stone. We have to go to that place, that vein where wisdom is found and it is in the Word! When you think of a mine, most likely it would be a dark place, a hidden place, maybe few go to it but if they only knew the hid treasures that were there. I love verse 3, he setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death. I am blessed by the thought that I can find wisdom from the "stones of darkness and shadow of death." Something valuable can be hewn from this trial and I want with everthing in me to search out and not let a piece of gold, brass, iron, silver escape my grasp. I want to search out all Perfection and allow him to setteth an end to this darkness! I want to be a miner, to get wisdom! So my request for wisdom has been answered, I must seek to apprehend it through the Word! May the Lord call you to be a miner too, there are treasures to be had but are only gained by the ones that will search.

Beautiful day here today......and this is for my "friend Cheryl," I am now proceeding outside to bask in the sun with my sleeves rolled up and my skirt girded up to my knees to get a "suntan" because I am in competion with my daughter Bethany who is always "Miss Browny" in the summer!!! Hows that for clarification on where I am getting my Vit. D....... :o


Jessica said...

Cindy.... You are so welcome. Enjoy. I sure hope we will meet someday!:) You all really bless us.

Your post was great.I will join you in mining as I know we reap what we sow. The more we dig into the Word the more the Lord reveals Himself to us. Blessings~

Teena said...

I so need to dive into the word. It has been a difficult week and I know that God is working but sometimes it is so very hard to hold on.

Thank you for your words ... and that verse.

I am still looking at the picture of your bristo. .... how beautiful.