Sunday, August 7, 2011

God In The Unexpected

You are the God of the unexpected, the God of surprises. You come to me in countless ways.
I see You in a sunrise, in the crash of ocean waves, and in the gentle breeze that seems to be Your breath on my face. These are the things in which I have come to expect You.
Just when I seem comfortable in knowing just where You will be, You come in ways unexpected~ the smile of a stranger, the embrace of a friend, or in the words of a song.
Relationship with You is never routine; You keep it fresh and alive, and You always seem to know what will get my attention.
I don't need earthquakes or lightning bolts. You have taught me to hear You in the silence and in the soft whisper of the wind.


Michael said...

And I believe He just came to me through your blog :)

God Bless you

Colleen said...

Sigh. Beautiful. Thank you. Hugs and blessings, Karinann.

Colleen said...

One more thing - Amen to what Michael said.

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Amen. Unexpected is exactly the right word!

mary333 said...

This is lovely, Karin!

Karinann said...

Thanks for your kind words everyone. I love today's reading from 1Kings and was so inspired by it.

Victor S E Moubarak said...


God bless.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.