I love saying that.
Confirmation of Calling.
Maybe it’s not, maybe it is.
Maybe I should simply say Confirmation of the Holy Spirit.
or Confirmation of James 4:17.
or Confirmation of the love of God, the goodness of God.
He blessed me this past weekend, and I want to grasp that blessedness for the rest of my life.
I hope that others might be blessed. That is the point of course. To bless others through God blessing me.
Hebrews and Ezekiel are still talking with eachother. I’ve not journaled about it, but I’ve been seeing some things.
In Ezekiel 40, where the angel shows up to Ezekiel, he says Son of man, look with your eyes and hear with your ears and pay attention to everything I am going to show you, for that is why you have been brought here. Tell the house of Israel everything you see.
Imagine how amazing it would be to hear. “Look and listen! This is why you’ve been brought here! This is your purpose! Your whole life has brought you to this point. Look! Listen! Pay attention! And tell others what you experience!’
To get a full confirmation like that would be great… wait, did I get something like that?
like it, yes. it? not that I know of.
But I think that the examples of Ezekiel and Isaiah and others are the exceptions, not the rule. They hear God speak to them and witness very clear things, and then report them.
Or what if it was fuzzy? What if it was vague for them, and only in hindsight did they understand it (or partially understand)
Either way, it’s encouraging, because they either:
-Experience God the same way we do- in a hazy, fuzzy way- and thus we are brothers in slight confusion
-Experience a God that is so remarkable and true that they have such amazing memories and images and visions and messages
So God is true, no matter what.
And what are we supposed to do with that verse? Can we always look, listen, and pay attention. Maybe not 100% 100% of the time, but maybe 21% 100% of the time, or 100% 35% of the time. It can be both, I think. We can go through life trying to be aware of God, and then have times where we are truly devoting ourselves to experiencing Him (i.e. devotions…) We flicker on and off, but when we’re on, we’re on, and it happens like a flourescent bulb- it flickers, but overall, it’s usually almost always on. That’s how it is with us.
O God, that I might have more certainty. And that I might have more faith in uncertain situations.