I’ve struggled with a spriritual question most of the week. I won’t bore you with the details, but the basic premise is Am I trading a peaceful existence for selling out completely to Christ? Am I allowing myself to be too comfortable?I really need some worship this morning and am hoping to go to the 8:30 service before the Houston Marathon celebration with our family. Then, we send Lauren back to England in the afternoon. We’ll officially become empty nesters again after a wonderful time with everyone home. I need to spend more time at the cross–I need to examine this heart further. I am so thankful that I can take these things to Him to sort through. May this song bless you this morning.
Your heart is so tender right now. I agree with Angbayliss–our Father is patient and loving. He never runs so far ahead in his plan for our lives that we cannot catch up, especially when we’re confused and tender. If you cannot picture a loving earthly father or mother running so far ahead of a small child in this world that the child is distressed, how much less our Father will do that to us who are trying to be obedient children, flawed as we are. He does have plans to make us more like Him, but as Isaiah says, “A bruised reed He will not break.”
Man..I hear ya on this one. I hope you had a wonderful Sunday and your momma’s heart is ok today with that beautiful girl gone back to England.
Do I value peace more than I value wanting HIM and the peace may not be what I envision. Look at the Blind Man—He received Peace, the Prince of Peace, and he lost his job, lost his reputation, lost his family, and had to leave those he loved. Is that peace? Hmmm. I got involved in somewhat of an argument on Friday and so I’m over here asking myself—do I want to win this argument more than I want Christ. The answer is no. So, I’ll have to figure out how to let it go. Let HIM show up for you Annette. He has. He will. And when He shows up and shows us our sin, there’s peace and hope. You’re beautiful!
He LOVES you so, Annette and will wait while you sort things out. He’s a gentleman and He’s not changing. He was the same yesterday, today and He’ll be the same tomorrow. I’m Praying. It is done!
I love you, too!
Have you ever wanted to wimp out and say Lord, I do not want to examine my heart, I want You to give me a heart transplant and I would prefer it NOW?
I am there. Do I want no conflict, nothing to bother me…or do I want to follow my Jesus on the wild ride He has for me in this life.
Last year I went along kicking and screaming but didn’t get much out of it. He wants me to cling to Him in faith but so many times I live in doubt and fear.
I want 2009 to be so different. This is my jumping off place. Do I dare?