Saturday, August 30, 2014

Eat Up!

Your words were found and I ate them 
And your words became to be a joy
And the delight of my heart;
For I am called by your name
O Lord of Hosts.
Jerimiah 15:16

It seems like I'm always cooking to feed my hungry bunch; so this scripture speaks right to me.  They're not always thrilled with the food set before them, but over the years they've acquired a taste for foods they used to dislike.   I feel like I've grown up a little bit too.  Scriptures that used to strike me as, dare I say, "yucky," now bring me joy.  Keep feeding me Lord!

Dear Lord, Thank you for your word.  The beautiful, transforming words you've given are a joy and the delight of my heart.  Continue to keep me hungry for more of you.  In Jesus' Name

Friday, August 29, 2014

To Do Lists and Such

As an outsider looking in on my life, I would be stunned at the massive amount of work I seem to voluntarily pile on myself.  What sane person does that? 

I  guess I do.  I like to live in a place of utter and total dependence on God. 

If I look at what I need to do and feel confident that I can do it on my own, maybe, just maybe, I'm choosing to do things my way.  Maybe I enjoy feeling like I'm in control of my to do list.  I can cross off everything before dinner time without crying out to God for help. 

Instead, I find myself looking at my to do list knowing full well I am incapable of accomplishing what needs to be done on my own.  I am brought to my knees before a holy God.   Every item crossed off is instead a testament of God's glory and his ability to work in and through his people. 

"Emmanuel!"  I think as I look at my to-do list.  Christmas is months away, but truly God is with us.