He Is Within You
By George Washington Carver
In Alvin Smith’s George Washington Carver: man of God, from a chapter titled “Where Is Thy Creator?” Smith quotes Carver telling his Young Men’s Bible Class: “If we are to contact our Creator, we must know where He is — where to find Him. He is within you, me and everyone. He is everywhere at any time; we don’t have to go away from where we are now seated to find Him. He is at the seat of our very being — in our hearts. He is in us and we are in Him. The bible says, ‘In Him we move and have our being.’ Our hearts within hear at His command.”
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Around 2009/2010 the Lord directed my attention and time to study George’s life and struggles and read much about him as I sort to glean how God communicated with him about himself and peanuts.
I visited the National monument in Diamond Missouri with my dear friend Allen Stancil and we enjoyed an extended time of prayer as we considered the hardship George and the black community had suffered and still suffer, yet despite the suffering of all mankind, God sustains all men.
After a late night uploading archived Louisville reunion and Norman Grubb audio files to the cloud for ease of sharing, I got to bed in the wee hours and slept through till 11am, showered, then afterwards Hello Dolly started coming through my mouth in song.
Almost daily the Lord reminds me of songs I vaguely remember from eons ago and some I’ve hardly heard at all.
It’s like God is singing to me -but in truth God is singing to Himself because I am God in my own form.
Today that song was Hello Dolly recorded by Louis Armstrong.
The Lyrics below were posted to YouTube by Mohamed Alaa
this is louis, Dolly
It’s so nice to have you back where you belong
You’re lookin’ swell, Dolly
I can tell, Dolly
You’re still glowin’
You’re still crowin’
You’re still goin’ strong
I feel that room swayin’
While the band’s playin’
One of your old favourite songs from way back when
So take her wrap, fellas
Find her an empty lap, fellas
Dolly’ll never go away again
I love you too Lord, I’m glad to be back where I belong, settled in the truth that I am One with you, as you in my form.
P.S Hear Louis in his own words through this NPR post https://www.npr.org/player/embed/121026170/121025406