Tuesday, October 11, 2011
ROOTED AND GROWING
I am doing a Bible study on 1 Peter. Today the study lead me to focus on 1 Peter 16-24. A reminder that Christ is the seed....I have been set apart and His seed is in my heart. He calls us to be holy, because He is holy. My job in growing is to obey the truth and by obeying the truth Christ will fill my heart more with His love to enable me to have sincere love for my bothers, love one another deeply and be His vessel. It is not my growing more but Him growing more in me.
"All men are like grass,
and all their glory is like the
flowers of the field;
theh grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of the Lord stands
I am excited about an adventure I am taking this week-end. I am going to the beach by myself...well, I am going to be there with my best friend. My friend Julie reminded me I was meeting 3 friends there, actually. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
I am going to try to hear from the Lord in the place I see Him and hear from Him best, at the ocean.
I have been writing devotional thoughts for my family for several years. Since this flower is growing older and fading fast! I want to be obedient to continue writing and painting some more devotional rememberances from my pilgrimage to the heart of God. He has been so faithful to me over the years. I want to record some more of those times to leave for my family. How I am going to go about getting all these writings and paintings together, I do not know. I just know, He will show me how.....my job is to be obedient.
So I am packing for the pilgrimage....taking my journals from the past years, my art supplies, my Bible and myself. Can't wait to be still before Him. The only expectation I have for the week-end...is that He will meet me there. Of this, I am confident. No expectations from myself but to be still in His presence. Now that is a hard thing for me to do, the being still thing! But I know for a fact that I will be in awe as I look out into that ocean and see those fall sunsets.
Thanking the Lord for a husband who understands me and my need to be there by myself. I will miss him. Thanking the Lord for my wonderful sister-in-law and brother-in-law who are so gracious to give me this opportunity to use their condo.