Looking at my wake, being told this AM, I am a self fulfilling prophesy…..give careful thought to your ways…not obsess, obsessing is not careful thought. Careful thought = repentance? Repentance is (a whole list of definitions) and this book I am currently reading Eugene Peterson A Long Obedience the Same Direction says : Repentance is a realization that what God wants from you and what you want from God are not going to be achieved by doing the same old things, thinking the same old thoughts. Repentance is a decision to follow Jesus Christ and become his pilgrim in the path of peace.
That’s like message after message after message and when do you say UNCLE message received? Give careful thought to your ways.
Haggai, Old Testament…A prophet, prophets actually hearing from God and being the messengers of what He says. God is saying look around and turn back to me. Build my temple. We are His temple now right? So give careful thought to your ways…….
Luke 10: 21 At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.
22"All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."
23 Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, "Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. 24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it."
I am sad for those who read this or come into contact with people who believe and don’t want to know ‘this’ God, who see Him as without mercy, who maybe don’t see their own need for mercy. Does that sadness make me judgemental and unapproachable? Does that sadness make it easier or harder for people to see Christ in me are they supposed to? He says very clearly… Luke 10: 16"He who listens to you listens to me; he who rejects you rejects me; but he who rejects me rejects him who sent me." And yet our deliveries, MY delivery is off or……I don’t know and as I said this morning not knowing anything anymore for sure, other than God loves us….makes me feel weird. So another morning begun in a softness that elicits tears and in those tears a dependence that keeps me right here…..in His promise, His hope. But dang I want to be SURE of stuff that makes me smarter or maybe... a prayer for wisdom being answered???