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The Journey: The Storm

There is a moment when God is so real, tangible.  Those moments often coming in the midst of a storm, the disciples being tossed on the boat.  There are mile markers of faith where in the moment I knew that there was no other solution than God, Isaiah facing the throne.  Inadequate to solve what life has delivered, it is a moment of trust and surrender.  It is the time where the silver is purified in the fire to remove the dross.  It is a time of broken surrender.  If you have been a Christian for any length of time, you have likely experienced these moments of deep closeness that change your walk with God.  When I reflect on these times, I wonder.  Is there a way to maintain this intense reliance upon God and full surrender during the times when life is going well?  I suspect that, if there were, God would not require the hard times to remind us.  It’s a journey.

Proverbs 17:3 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold,
    and the Lord tests hearts.

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