May 20, 2004
"All things are possible with God." In deep contemplation I find myself searching for the Lord.
“God Uses Ordinary People for the Purpose of Doing Extraordinary Things”
So it is that I find myself contemplating on how God uses ordinary people for the purpose of doing extraordinary things. I am amazed in awe and wonder at how God uses the created of His creation to bring perfect balance. This perfect balance is a calling on my life in order to find purpose. I am driven by a zealous love of the Creator who empowers me with a true purpose from within my own life. I find myself searching the heavens and imploring the Lord only to hear His voice. It is because of a childlike faith and an earnest love in the Creator of the creation that surrounds my life; “I hear His call!” A call, a purpose to encourage, to uplift which causes others to fall in love with the created of His creation. What is this purpose or this call upon my life?” A life filled with love and hope that I place my life in God’s hands. Purposely driven by God’s love allows me to see the created of His creation in a different perspective. The created of His creation becomes alive to me. It was in this purpose or calling that I decided to keep a diary with the Lord, in order to find purpose for my life. It was in the stillness of many nights, that I heard Him say, “Be moved in a new discovery, a new direction, and be motivated in devotion unto My name.” I took a hold of the Lord’s counsel and moved forth in this new discovery, this bright new direction and found myself deeply moved with a great devotion to His name. I sought the Lord day and night. I recorded, page by page my thoughts in the Lord. In searching the Lord out, I fell into the creation of that which He created by His mighty hands alone. The discovery that I found was in the magnificent splendor of His creation. Beautiful peace doves rested so quietly outside my window, coo-ing in accord. I took a hold of the seasons; winter, summer, spring, fall and gave praises to the Creator of it all. In my experiences a majestic oak tree I did indeed see; it stood so tall and proud. A lonely seagull soaring to heights unknown gave way to the falling snowflakes that silently fell upon a frozen lake that I beheld. The morning after the rains came and I found myself praising God to gaze upon the beauty of a single rose wet with dew. There was excitement in the air as I gazed upon all that He has created. I found myself sitting in an isolated desert all alone thirsting and searching for His righteousness in my life. There appeared before my eyes a lighthouse amidst the storms of life that shone brightly for me to follow. Silent sounds echoed forth from the night assuring me that I was not alone. A peaceful silence echoed forth, stillness so serene to the ear and mind. I asked myself for what purpose has God caused me to take time to see that which I beheld? I recorded in diary form all that the Lord allowed me to see in our journey together. I bound tightly my diary pages in folders; secretly my thoughts were hidden away. It had been over a period of six years that the Lord and I shared this communion. Suddenly I realized that the very Creator of this universe had called me to give witness to the simplicity in its complexity of His creation to others. For he has reminded me that He has placed in the heart of every man knowledge to know that there is God; and a conscience stirred by the looking upon His creation. This then is the essence of belief without formal knowledge.After numerous encounters and writings in the Lord the binders full and tight; I lay my head to sleep one night. In the stillness of that night a voice I heard echoing strains of “Paeans, Paeans, Paeans.” At that moment I awoke and knew that the Lord had called me to seek direction through His will. What was this new direction, I did implore? It was at that moment that I knew that the Lord had a purpose for our time well spent together. The Lord, my God almighty wanted me to take a hold of our precious time that was spent together, and encouraged me to manuscript a book entitled, “Paeans.” I said to myself, “Oh Lord, how am I too manuscript a book, a precious book for You?” The reply I heard so silently in my ear was, “God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things, I am not a writer because I wrote a book, I wrote a book because God inspired me to write.” What turned out being my hidden secret diary was now on its way to becoming a book written to glorify the Lord. The secret hidden diary was now taking a new direction. It was under God’s influence, that I could clearly see the purpose for His intention. His mighty hands alone created a book written to give glory and praises to His name. I prayed and prayed day and night in obedience to the calling on my life. “Oh Lord, How do I manuscript this book for You?” “I am not a writer, Lord.” So sweetly yet affirming was the voice I heard. “You can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens you.” The Lord and I began our journey, this new direction in Him. We worked day and night together, the countless nights typing, editing, and etching a cover design. It took over a period of two years to complete our manuscript. It was with much prayer and supplication that I sought the Lord’s counsel in all things. I can still remember the night of completion of His manuscript, the typing of “The End.” Finished at last. In faith and moved with a deep love of God, it was now time to send forth the manuscript to a publisher. I sent the manuscript, after anointing it with oil, to five publishers. I prayed fervently in the Lord, that His will not mine be fulfilled. I waited each day for a reply, praying for acceptance on God’s little book, Paeans. It was on a special day, a day like no other that I heard my Creator say,“In a day filled with sunshine I surely did appear…I called you out and wanted you to hear…My voice it was that echoed forth this day…Calling you too spend time with Me and pray…I have called thee out in a world so filled with fear…To announce that I am always so very, very near…” Now the days were anxious with trips to the mailbox, wonders, doubts, hope, and great expectations. The same God, who had called me to do this thing, also had to calm my spirit and reassure me of the hope that lied within. After four weeks and standing on the promises of God, news came of the acceptance of not just one, but all five publishers had accepted God’s little book of Paeans. It was with much prayer and supplication in the Lord that I chose Publish America to publish God’s little book of Paeans. My faith and love of God have grown as I continue to write in the Lord. I now am drawn into a deeper devotion in Him. The devoted time spent with my Lord gives me a new life filled with new meaning and purpose. I stand in awe of the magnificent Creator who called me out to take time to pray and record my thoughts in Him. Mighty is the calling upon my life. God truly uses the simplest to confound the wise. There is power in the purpose that leads me onward in the Lord. God takes a yielded vessel and uses it for His glory. I am the yielded vessel, not a skilled writer renown in any way. In all obedience and subjected to His Will, He the Lord, my God almighty and I wrote a book together. God’s little book whispered in my ear, “Paeans, Paeans, Paeans,” so dear. Today that is the title of our little book, Paeans, authored by the Lord and I. Now it is that I desire to express with great love and emotion the writings of Paeans for my Lord. In a willingness to be obedient, I found myself seeking love in Him and all of His creation. God said that He has placed knowledge in the heart of every man to know that there is God. Upon this thought I decided to keep a diary with the Lord. It was in the stillness of many nights and the experiences of many days that I sought Him out. His Presence overcame me in the silence of the night with His great love and seeking to be loved. It was in the days and nights that the Lord encouraged me to take up pen and write. I shall continue to record and give voice to my Lord. Truly my God is evident in all of His creation. He is worthy to be praised… This is my purpose; my calling to give witness to testify to the truth that my God is alive and well. There is power and might in the God that I serve. If we are open and believe, any man can hear His call. He echoes through the winds that blow mightily across the vast oceans that beach our shores. He whispers softly in the still of the night. Majestic are His ways and mighty are His deeds. Never could I fathom that life’s woes, sorrows, grieves and despairs could take an ordinary person to the heights of heaven. He promised that all things would indeed work together for the good to those who love the Lord, and are called according to His purpose. I am an ordinary and finite and have experienced a true relationship with the extraordinary and infinite, the Lord my God almighty.My calling is to cause a hunger and thirst for the Bread and Water of life!Ask and it shall be given unto you!Knock and the door shall be opened, seek and you shall find!
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|Reviewed by Agnes Levine
|amen, Amen, AMEN! This is why we are here and God has an open-door policy. Praise Him and thank you for the lovely visit. You are the perfect host.|
|Reviewed by Miriam Jacobs
|God is able and God is a Mighty God!
Beautiful write! Power in every word, my dear.
|Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
|FAith and Jesus go hand and hand!
Wonderful WRite here Val~
VEry POwerful and I intend to keep this!
OFF to the Vault it goessssssssss!
WArmest Blessings of PEACE, Love and Joy!
To you and yours!
|Reviewed by ROCK-Salt! Proctor
|Ditto, on many things, Valerie. We have an awesome God , indeed, and He honors every step we take towards Him, and every word we speak to Him. I( have not been prompted to make public my secret book of miracles the Lord has performed either for me, thru me, or as answer to prayer. I shared a few with a pastor once, and he thought I was exaggerating or lying or both. He truly is an awesome God. Great write, and great obedience, attentioin, and commitment to our Father. I'm proud to have you as am ally and co-conSpiriter., get it? in the quest of speaking His, Truth. I will pray for your continued anointing, and power, to reach the lost and set the captives free. Art|
|Reviewed by Peter Paton
|“You can do all thing through Jesus Christ who strengthens you.” St Paul
This says it all Valerie...Yes.. God is alive and well...and making his presence felt...
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|incredibly awesome write, valerie! thanks for sharing your strong faith with us; we can learn much from you and be strengthened by the words you write! well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|An extradordinary write, I still have every intention on ordering Paeans, I just have not been able to yet, I haven't forgot about your book though...