Day 305: Crest (November 1)

At the same time yesterday when God spoke to me “epicenter”, He also spoke another word, “crest”

Crest- a comb or tuft of feathers, fur or skin on the head of a bird or other animal.  -the top of something, especially a mountain or hill.  – a distinctive device borne above the shield of a coat of arms, or separately reproduced, for example on writing paper or silverware, to represent a family or corporate body.   Verb: reach the top of (something such as a hill or wave)

When I heard the word “crest”, I immediately saw the frothy top of a wave.  I saw myself riding in on the top of that wave.  The wave had crested and now the tide was rolling in.

This is significant for me personally.  So much of life over the last several years has felt like a drifting.  Drifting at sea and wondering when we would reach the shore.  Wondering if I would drown.  Wondering if the tide would ever roll in.

I saw this as God saying that it is now time for that to happen.

Suddenly, I feel gratitude for all of the time and effort and stillness that I have invested in waiting on the Father to make the waves and cause the tide to come in.  You see, we can’t make the waves.  Ask any surfer, there is much more at play.  But what a surfer does is paddle out and wait.  They check the weather and look for the signs of a great surf.  But no matter what the forecast is, God alone causes the waves.  No surfer can paddle hard or long enough to stir the ocean into waves.  Not even a group of thousands of surfers paddling in unison can do that.

What is the point?

I believe sometimes as believers, we are so busy trying to “stir” up the Presence and move of God that we miss seeing other places where He is actually moving.

My “job” is to be watching and waiting and soaking in His Presence, and when I see Him moving in some place I go there.  That’s what I am to do.  Let God be God and go where He is.

Amen!  Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!  Revelation 7:12

Do not love the world or anything in the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For everything in the world- the cravings of sinful man, the lust of the eyes and the boasting of what he has and does- comes not from the Father but from the world.  The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.  1 John 2:15-17