Friday, April 13, 2007

1 Samuel 14; 1 Chronicles 4; 2 Corinthians 13

So I keep writing …blogging…because….??

Well because I love the process, the journey…the sharing.

I love that maybe someone will come by and be intrigued or their curiosity piqued regarding Christ…God…I love Jesus. I heard a man in small group make that exclamation and I didn’t think it was weird, why do I do it here and do I do it in life??

Is loving Jesus enough?

Is yearning to hear You enough?? There are people out there LIVING Jesus….people serving others and loving them IN Christ…do I??

What does it look like for each individual? And there it is …individual..YOU created us all uniquely to serve You in the capacity in which You created us. Not for us to compare or preach our way....but just to live You how YOU made us…..
So I keep reading the word and placing my thoughts out here and wrestling with them inside me and PRAYING that I am Your work in progress…
I admire those that live You with a passion that is so bold….
I admire those that live You in obscurity without even caring what anyone else has to say or think about their choices….
I admire those who struggle here with putting legs to their faith….I see You all over in and over people who ….I just see YOU in people….I see You everywhere and in everything and am so grateful for those eyes….so grateful for the work done and being done in my heart and mind. So tell me what’s going on in yours??
Saul here makes a vow before God cursing anyone who ‘eats’….why the vow? What’s wrong with plain and simple obedience, is this Saul doing things out of the will of God and trying to get some kind of blessing on it?? Why do we have so much trouble just trusting and being obedient to a God who has done so much for us in the past, is it because we don’t give Him all the glory for things that He has done for us now and we begin to simply forget it IS His doing?? I’m no theologian but we as a people are getting so dang smart we forget how simple He made it?? How can I live simply so my Grandchildren can maybe have an opportunity to live in the simple again….??

2 Corinthians 13: 5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? 6 And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test. 7 Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong. Not that people will see that we have stood the test but that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed. 8 For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. 9 We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is for your perfection. 10 This is why I write these things when I am absent, that when I come I may not have to be harsh in my use of authority—the authority the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down.
11 Finally, brothers, good-by. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. 13 All the saints send their greetings.
14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Simple huh??


Layla (aka Barbara) said...

wow, Becky. speechless. i just want to love Him like you do. Maybe I'm no longer grateful?

Layla (aka Barbara) said...

I left you this comment to one of your comments on my blog and wanted you to see it so here it is...

this is so true of you, I jsut posted on my private blog today after 5 days of contemplating the last question you asked!!!

"Oh, and as always Becky has forced me to ask myself an important question, thank you, Becky...I'd be stuck on my path sitting on a rock sulking if you didn't prod me along now and then :)"