Thursday, November 09, 2006

Then you will know that I am the LORD.

I met Clement (black) for lunch today.

He was sharing with me that he thinks that this semester, the cgs in arts have been mostly going their own ways. which is fine, because that means they are building themselves up.
But, they need to move beyond that. Next semester, each cg needs to do more as a body of Arts VCF.

When he said this, a slow smile spread across my face.

As you would have read in my previous post, I was mulling over the state of things in Arts VCF. In fact, just yesterday night, I was, in a way, feeling impatient and uncertain of this semester and what can be done next. (weiying will be my judge. ha)

She reminded me of what I shared with her from the Ezekiel 12:21-28, a month ago, when I told her to hold on to the vision that God gave her at last year's Anntic.

The word of the LORD came to me: "Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel: 'The days go by and every vision comes to nothing'? Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am going to put an end to this proverb, and they will no longer quote it in Israel.' Say to them, 'The days are near when every vision will be fulfilled. For there will be no more false visions or flattering divinations among the people of Israel. But I the LORD will speak what I will, and it shall be fulfilled without delay. For in your days, you rebellious house, I will fulfill whatever I say, declares the Sovereign LORD.' "

The word of the LORD came to me: "Son of man, the house of Israel is saying, 'The vision he sees is for many years from now, and he prophesies about the distant future.'

"Therefore say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: None of my words will be delayed any longer; whatever I say will be fulfilled, declares the Sovereign LORD.' "

Granted, the context of this passage is that the prophecies and visions that God said would be fulfilled, were of disaster and famine.. not exactly things anyone would want to be fulfilled..

But, at that time I read it, I could sense God saying, None of my words will be delayed any longer; whatever I say will be fulfilled. The visions that some comm members have seen in June and July will not be delayed any longer. They will be fulfilled.

And in a sense, when I met Clement today, I felt God gently rebuking me. Asking me why have I been doubting what He promised, that they will not come true?Why did I not believe that God loves NUS and IS going to do something.

For it says in Ezekiel 12:20, that all that God allows to happen, both good and bad, only Then you will know that I am the LORD.

Amen. To God be the glory.


debs said...

sometimes the hardest part really, is being still and knowing that God is God, and we're just men. (cue: steven curtis chapman "God is God and I am not.
I can only see a part of the picture He’s painting. God is God and I am man,
So I’ll never understand it all
For only God is God") :) *hugs babe*

maicie said...

my worship theme. cheryl's BS theme. all on a thursday. coolness.

hwy said...

Cheryl's BS on John studies 2 spoke to me - John3:31 "The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs ot the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all." God reminded me it's not much we've done or not done (prayed or havent prayed enuff). like which event'll b right to create a revival. But He'll bring it to pass because He is God.

crayon said...

it has been a long time since i came here and tag! *)