Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Genesis 37 & 38; Psalm 7; Luke 15

I had breakfast this morning with a couple of ladies that just….well, they just blow me away. We get together every Tuesday morning at Panera to read and journal but sometimes we don’t and we just explore each other. And this morning the exploration was rich and deep…and you know what, I LIKE rich and deep. I like hearing what and who God is to someone, I like entering into their confusion of what this following Christ looks like, has looked like, what we may want it to look like. So I don’t know…..I just had a great morning.
God’s passion for LOST.
And there’s me to proud to ever admit anything, let alone lostness. And in the admission, there has come more contentment and joy than I would have dreamed possible. In talking with my BIL and saying to him regarding my husband…’ a humility you will never understand.’……to admit we are lost takes a humility that without Christ, the indwelling of the Spirit….is impossible? But you know, not admitting something doesn't make it any less true.....I don’t know much anymore ...bout to much of anything so I am trying to lay my confusion out there….trying to trust that in my ignorance…..no trust ....that in being FOUND I am covered with His most amazing Grace and learning that THAT needs to become enough….??
Luke 15: 7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
Luke 15: 10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
Luke 15: 20 So he got up and went to his father. "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him .


Barbara said...

I hear ya. I want to be covered with His Grace too and stop struggling in the mud!

holy chaos said...

those are my favorite scriptures.

There is freedom in being honest baout who we are... nothing to proove.

Jada's Gigi said...

Thanks God for sisters!

so i go said...

joining you in the confusion.. most of the time i actually like it because it pushes me toward a surrender, with no strings attached.

that is, until the next time i try to figure things out on my own ..

Скив said...

What do you think, please, of Obadiah Shoher's interpretation of the story? (here: samsonblinded.org/blog/genesis-37.htm ) He takes the text literally to prove that the brothers played a practical joke on Yosef rather than intended to murder him or sell him into slavery. His argument seems fairly strong to me, but I'd like to hear other opinions.