Haunted by God

by Jan Cox 

Haunted by God

“God-friendship is for God-worshipers; They are the ones he confides in. If I keep my eyes on God, I won’t trip over my own feet” (Psalm 25:14-15 The Message).

As I thought over this passage it reminded me of the story of Peter walking out to meet Jesus – on the water. Yes, he walked on the water. Why? Because his focus was Jesus, and Him alone. When did he falter? When he looked down at the water.

When I choose to look at circumstances or happenings around me, instead of God – I can be swept downstream. I can lose my footing; stumble; trip; fall.

When I choose to focus on God – thanking Him, counting His blessings, laughing, enjoying little things – there is peace in my soul.

“The whole of our life inside and out is to be absolutely haunted by the presence of God” (Oswald Chambers, June 2).

That’s why I continue to count the gifts that God gives me – each day, I write down one or two or sometimes more, gifts with which God has blessed me.

That is my focus – SEEING Him.

Ann Voskamp took the dare to count to 1000 in her book One Thousand Gifts. I am now counting to 2000. Counting these gifts helps me focus on GOD – leading me closer to being haunted by Him.

“If we are haunted by God, nothing else can get in, no cares, no tribulation, no anxieties. … To be haunted by God is to have an effective barricade against all the onslaughts of the enemy” (Oswald Chambers, June 2).

Counting Gifts

                        Thanking Him

                                                Praising Him

All these things lead to FOCUSING on God.

I want to be HAUNTED by God.

Do you?

“Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him!” (Philippians 4:4-5, The Message).

Continuing to count the gifts – counting to 2000; I am at 1451

      • buying plants for pots – yellows, purples and whites (deer proof?? we’ll see)
      • inspiration for InscribeOnline post
      • rain for the farmers – all day (can’t plant yet)
      • local home show – meeting everyone from town
      • reacquaintance with a wonderful prayer-filled believer
      • sunshine this morning
      • remembering to focus on God
      • sweet granddaughter hugs
      • sweet grandson smiles and chats
      • watching my daughter do up her daughter’s hair for dance recital
Dance Recital Hairdo
      • putting slippers on my granddaughter at recital
      • great recital
      • wonderful dinner with family
      • a friend who ran a beautiful UCW service at church
      • rain again – but good for farmers
      • getting ready for Write! Canada – I think I like promotion
      • donations for VIBE coming in
      • people willing to help with VIBE
      • new sponsored child – Marie – from Wellington Orphanage in Sierre Leone
One of My Pots
      • call from son and they are coming up in a couple of weeks
      • making stuffed turtles for conference
      • remembering how to sew
      • sewing machine worked
      • seeing a deer on our walk – very close to roadside but no camera
      • Snowball resting after a hard day at play
Snowball Relaxing
      • my happy mess
My Happy Mess
      • Cleaning up my mess – husband is pleased
      • finishing up details for Write!Canada
      • planning Mom’s committal service for Saturday
      • a great event put on by Women’s Day Together – Carol Kent
      • another great study on looking at our fear of rejection from Moving From Fear to Freedom

Jan Cox

Jan, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. She has published two devotionals and a number of articles for magazines and a Bible study. She is owner of Under the Cover of Prayer and moderates the site. She also writes at A Better Way. Jan has completed a children’s book called Tadeo Turtle. She is the watercolour illustrator.