Thursday, January 10, 2008

Genesis 25&26; Psalm 6; Luke 10

To live honest and vulnerable IS a choice.
To follow IS a choice.
In following will choices become easier?

Ok, so you DO give away what you know….Isaac telling people his wife was his sister….Isaac’s lack of faith living among people….protecting instead of allowing God to do what He wanted to do?? Roy’s looking at me challenging me that I couldn’t give away what I didn’t have…wanting my daughter to become content, when I wasn’t….contentment IS in Christ and that I am learning to give away....that THAT is all I want to give away...?? It is so vague….but in the living it we give away what we know……hmmmm

And then such sorrow in the Psalm….David, a man after God’s own heart, David….screwing up and suffering and yet always seeking after God….His faith, though weak and human in God.

Luke 10: 3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves…..doesn’t sound safe to me.
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."
23Then 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."

Like a lamb and children……better have a good Shepherd and Daddy to do this……I do. Now I have to the remembering does the choice become easier??? Or is it that in the remembering following comes more naturally??? hmmmmm


Paul K said...

bjk- I just came across your blog reading Windblown Hope.

I'm seeing a theme in some of your writings about living without self-protection. That, to me, is the gusts of living in dependence on God. Trusting Him with is most vulnerable and needy and reciveing from Him this terrifying, glorious, inescapable gift of freedom. It's huge stuff!

Anyway, I like your blog and look forward to visiting again in the future!


the_burning_bush said...

"In following will choices become easier?"

In choosing, the following becomes easier ... even if, physically speaking, it is harder.