Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Word-filled Wednesday

© Karen Kyle Ericson, all rights reserved.

The One who is in us created the universe.  He created our bodies.  He knows more about us and satan than anyone on earth.  He's the great Physician.  The first time this really sunk in was in college.  I was studying for an exam, and not getting very far.  I prayed, "Father You know more about this than anyone on earth.  You created the earth.  Please help me understand."  And I did, got an A : )   My professor was so pleased he said, "I don't know what you've been doing but keep it up." 

So I told him, "Actually, I've been praying."  His jaw dropped.

When I was writing computer code and got stuck, I'd pray that He would help me. He created everything that makes up a computer.  He knows more about them than man does.   And He always helped me.  When life seems overwhelming, God is greater.  We don't need to be afraid.   I've seen all sorts of terrible things, but my biggest fear is spiders!  Maybe it's time to take the leap of faith and believe He's bigger than spiders too.

I took this photo day before yesterday.  Still determined to do my daily 20 minute walk, I headed for a trail.  I realized I enjoy walking most with a camera, so I prayed, "Father show me where the good shots are."  Soon I looked up and saw the moon in daylight.  Had to get the shot.  Something about seeing the moon makes me feel stability.  God has everything under control.  Even the universe.  The moon's still up there, even when we can't see it.  God is too, only He's in our hearts when we let Him in.  He isn't pushy, He only comes if we ask Him to.

Challenge sponsored by Katie Lloyd Photography.

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  1. What a beautiful picture and verse to go with it. God is so good and you are so right, He knows us better than we know ourselves and He has always taken care of my family and I and some of our extended families. Some really need Jesus and I pray for them all the time. Bless you for a beautiful WFW.

  2. Thank you so much! He is always so ready to help in our time of need. I pray for those who don't know Jesus too. : )

    God bless you abundantly!

  3. Nothin' to say but "Amen"---thank you, Karen.

  4. Thanks Clint! It was an exciting moment for me when I realized God created mathematics- and here we thought it was some wise guy. : ) Man just tapped into something God had already designed. God bless!

  5. Had another cool thought. The most advanced computer in the world is the human brain. So far no one has been able to reproduce it.

  6. Amen! What a beautiful testimony!

  7. Love your picture~ I didn't know you could write code. Im impressed! LOL That scripture has gotten me through a lot of scary moments..Spiders are not my friends either! My daughter once sold vacuum cleaners..& she learned in training that there is a spider within 3 feet of you at any given time! :0


  8. Thanks Dorie : )

    Lisa- yup I can write code. But the big companies like Microsoft decided they needed to keep code to themselves, make more money, and started selling templates. So... it's changed a lot since I started. Spiders? 3 feet away!!? Yikes! I will post this verse on my computer screen : ) Thanks for your encouragement.