Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday Musings

Its not that God doesn't want us to have or enjoy things on this earth. He just wants to be the chief desire of our hearts. When we are fully satisfied in Him, He can then bless us with things because we will not look to them to find our satisfaction.

Living lukewarm has less to do with what we are not doing for Him and more about taking our eyes off our first Love and finding delight and satisfaction in anything other than Him.

"Common sense is not faith" (Oswald Chambers); Often what the Lord leads us to do will not make sense to the world around us or even to our own "common sense" brain.

1 Peter 3:8-10 " Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers; be tenderhearted, be courteous, not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing." NKJV

This verse spoke deeply to my heart this morning as I continued to dwell on the Lord's reminder from yesterday concerning Love. He extended grace and mercy toward me the chief of sinner's while I was still a sinner. How much more then should I extend that same grace and mercy through blessing to those around me, especially those who sin against me.

"Let us believe that God is in all our deeds and learn to find Him there" AW Tozer

"The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort." AW Tozer

1 comment:

  1. OOOHHHH...the first two paragraphs you wrote here really hit home with me. I like being able to read this since we don't get to meet together once a week like I do with the rest of the girls. Maybe I need to do this too so you and Abby can see what I'm learning more than just one verse in text a day. I don't know how to set one of these up though but maybe I can figure it out!