Why do we let our finite problems eclipse our infinite God?
Why do we limit the possibilities
When we have access to a limitless God?
He is unsearchable
Yet He calls us to know Him
The more I know Him
The less I feel I know
There is always more
He is fathomless
All encompassing goodness and grace
I have tasted of the wine of His Word and will
And I want more of Him
Nothing else satisfies
Nothing ever will
You captivate me.
Your love overwhelms me.
Your majesty is brighter than the noonday sun.
Your splendor outshines the stars.
I am undone.
You are my everything, my all in all.
My Savior. My friend,
Did you miss last year’s Valentine’s post? Or perhaps you need to be reminded of some of it again. I do. Often. Here it is:
Built to Last Not a Hollywood Romance
The plan was for me to read the scripture, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, at my brother’s wedding, and sit back down. But that’s not what happened…Sometimes this is what happens when I put pen to paper and God starts speaking. Sometimes this is what happens when you give me a microphone…
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 1 Corinthians 13:4 (NLT)
You will notice the scripture doesn’t say, “love is a feeling.” That’s because it isn’t. Love has feelings, but it is a choice and an action. Love is first a proper noun, because God is love. But then Love became a verb, an action…
“So, are you the romantic type?” someone asked me recently. Romance, for me, may look a little different than the picture culture and Hollywood paints…
The fury of the snowy night downed power lines and enveloped all. They settled into the couch as the story played across the screen. Winter’s icy fingers pressed against the window panes… Continued here: Built to Last Not a Hollywood Romance
Speaking of romance, Here’s some more:
Romancing the Rock
Imagine a date where you showed up, tossed a list of what you wanted from your date at them, and then left without even partaking of the meal.
Do you know what “I’m busy right now, God,” means? It’s saying “There is something more important right now than receiving what you have to say to me, God.” And there isn’t. Ever. We need… Continued Here: Romancing the Rock
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (NKJV)
Do you know my Jesus?
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13 thoughts on “Fathomless”
When I was in college, the longer I studied the material, the more confident I felt about it. But when it comes to God, even though I have studied His word for years, it actually feels like the opposite is happening, like I am finding out how much I don’t know instead. I thought this was just my experience until now.
Blessings and shalom Rachael!
As you would say, Thomas, “Honda!” 🙂
He is unsearchable…yet He calls us to know Him. Those words are more than just evocative. The depth of that truth hits me to the core every time. Thank you for sharing this, Rachael!
You are so welcome, Melissa. This was another of those pieces I was afraid to post. I praise God for drawing me out of my comfort zone and giving me words to praise Him and bless others. I’m so undeserving of His grace but oh so grateful for it. Grateful for you too. Write on at https://mnstroh.com/
Thank you, Rachael! I’m grateful for you too.
I have prayed often lately that “I would be plunged to the depths of Him and His grace.” I know, of course, that even if I were to examine the bottom, His grace and Life would go deeper still. I can’t conceive of that and I don’t have it. I just have to trust it. And I think I do.
Welcome, Virginia! I love your zeal, your passion for God. I appreciate your lively comments at #HealthyFaith Chat on Twitter. (Thurs. 9pm Et & Sat. 9am ET: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HealthyFaith&src=typd )
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Thanks for sharing, sister. I love seeing your handwriting! Makes it so personal. Love you and happy Vday to you and yours!
Lol! You love seeing my handwriting? That’s the first time in my life anyone has ever said that! Most, including myself can’t decipher it half of the time. I used to get in trouble for my bad handwriting in school. Maybe I will call my old school principal and tell her what you said. It’s time for me to witness to her again anyway. 😉 Love your precious heart Super Woman. You send me to the altar often with your words, like these here: https://morethantheancients.com/2018/01/15/the-power-of-a-woman/
Rachael, I resonated with the line in your poem, “I’m just going to stay here awhile with You.” Fuel for the fight. Comfort for the crazy. Happy Valentine’s Day, sister. Hugs!
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalms 91:1 (NKJV) 🙂 Love you and love your writing Pearl.
Good morning, Rachael,
How true and how True! You and I have the same view of romance – something so much deeper and intimate than Hollywood would have us believe. I read through your entire blog – the gift from your husband. Well the quote you used from my husband today made my Valentine’s Day. We are blessed women in so many ways.
Keep you pen to the paper, and your heart resonating with God’s heart,
“Keep you pen to the paper, and your heart resonating with God’s heart,”
Yes, Phyllis. That is what I want. And you also. Thank you for your encouragement.
Your husband’s love for you is evident. Your testimony, your hearts for God, each other and serving people is such a tremendous testimony and a blessing to all.