Thursday, March 09, 2006

Deuteronomy 10: 12; Mark 16

Operate out of obedience and what you know rather than how you 'feel'. And yet Thank You God there are days where it's the same?? Feeling today that You are God and I'm not and that that's a good thing sorry I ever thought or felt otherwise.......Knowing today that You are ahead of me, behind me....that loving Christ is what I am supposed to be doing. Knowing that loving Christ takes me to places I wouldn't go without experiencing that knowing, feeling it and yet KNOWING it first, took me to experiencing it.....That probably doesn't make sense but ...I am in awe this morning of the greatness, the immenseness, power and mercy and grace of God......that He would even care about us.
That He would gift us if we seek Him with experiences that would make us KNOW Him, that we can even KNOW Him...that Christ died for us...that He left or gave or sent His Holy Spirit to continue to guide a stubborn hateful people....it's just flippin amazing that God cares so much about us....has always cared about us......

I wish sometimes that I could express myself better...but then.... you know I would make it about me and you can't...you just can't.....
This quote by Eugene Peterson explains alot of MY journey....... And then just as a warning for us: "When we start taking the Christian life seriously, it necessarily, of course, involves taking ourselves seriously. But most of us then get distracted from our main task by taking ourselves more seriously than God." Eugene Peterson

Deuteronomy 10 Fear the LORD
12 And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to observe the LORD's commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?
14 To the LORD your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. 15 Yet the LORD set his affection on your forefathers and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations, as it is today. 16 Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer. 17 For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. 18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing. 19 And you are to love those who are aliens, for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt. 20 Fear the LORD your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name. 21 He is your praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes. 22 Your forefathers who went down into Egypt were seventy in all, and now the LORD your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky.

Pretty amazing Huh?!!!!

6 comments:

Jada's Gigi said...

Now this is amazing! I have read several blogs this morning and I'm seeing a theme here..."He is ahead of me and behind me" Amen! His history is my history, His future, my future.
That its not about me...its always about Him!
That experience is our powerful witness, our touching and handling of the Word of Life!
I'm thinking on these things cos He seems to be repeating them to me today....hmmm....
What an awesome God we have! Thanks for posting!

jel said...

bkj, you express yourself very well,and I want to thank you for doing so! :)

you have a great day!

oh and God is pretty Awesome!!!

Sublime said...

Bippy :)

I would appreciate if you could keep me in your thoughts and prayers for awhile. I'm experiencing some very difficult times in my life. I need prayers for strength and guidance.

As always, thanks for your answers at The Big Question.

Sublime

Sarah said...

You do a remarkable job at expressing God's love and grace. Thank you.

Bar Bar A said...

Becky, Hey, a friend of ours is celebrating his 39th birthday on Saturday, March 11! Please stop by and wish Jeff of “So I Go” a Happy Birthday and remind him what a wonderful writer/blog friend he is.
http://soigonow.blogspot.com/

Barbara said...

Another Barbara here...

And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to observe the LORD's commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?


How blessed are we that we have a loving heavenly father who wants to give us good things?

Thanks for your prayers for Andrew and my sis and brother in law. You are indeed a "daughter of the King".

Bless you B.
love B.