all around us all the time. I was challenged this weekend to open my eyes to the spiritual work going on -be sensitive to the things of God. Then our pastor called me to action of being open to the new work he has for my own life. I don’t know for sure what that is yet, and it’s scarey to open up to the possibilities of what God will ask me to do but I’m willing.
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to rise. I’ve been getting up 30 min earlier than I used to in order to spend some time in the Word. It feels indulgent to have a quiet time without kids/dog/house/work fighting for my attention. Not every day has an ‘aha’ moment, but some have and it’s always interesting.
I was reading this morning in 2 Cor about how everything in our lives will be judged. It will all go through a fire and even the gold and jewels will be consumed along with the wood and straw. How much will I have to show after the fire? How much of my life is involved in the eternal – God, God’s word, and people’s souls? Not enough.
That’s what our pastor challenged us with this weekend. That as a whole, in general, we come to church to be fed and we are – good sermons, good Bible studies, good people. But we never exercise spiritually. That we are to gro in Christ for a purpose. Growing is not the purpose, but service to others is and the growing equips us to do so. So, what am I doing in service to others outside of my church? Am I exercising spiritually? I think not
reading has to become a part of my daily life. There will be no growth without the Word. I will start by reading a few minutes every night. I got a new book for Christmas ‘Teaching your Children Diligently’ or something like that which talks about using scripture in daily life with your children. It’s a very convicting and inspiring book so far.
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