The last three mornings have been cool and comfortable.
A Texas August is never cool and comfortable.
I am learning so much lately. I have been chasing after God for a few months now. I want more of Him. I was, long ago, tired of my will and my ways. I fail myself, I fail my husband, I fail my children, I fail my Lord.
"Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;" ~~II Corinthians 3:5
"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." ~~Hebrews 4:12
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." ~~John 1:1
God has been showing me the power of His word. He has been teaching me how sufficient His word is. He has been showing me how insufficient that I am. Do you understand? The little bible with the maroon cover that lays upon the table in my home...God's words. He is sufficient. Sufficient for every problem, every question of the day...
We have a tendency to want to "gulp" down a bit of God's word in the morning or in the evening and then we try to sustain ourselves on that small taste all day long. We find ourselves in a "hamster wheel" just running and running and getting so tired.
We are starving ourselves of Him. How can we rest in His sufficiency when we run all day long and leave Him, our bibles, sitting on the table, touched...opened only briefly each day?
What would happen if we opened God's word morning, noon and night and often in between? What would happen if we put down everything but His word? What would happen if we quit trying to "binge on God's word" and started consuming it? What would happen if we began to nourish ourselves by simply reading His word. No "bible studies", no devotionals, no watered-down forms or versions or outlines...
Just the sufficiency of The Sword...
I think it would be cool and comfortable...
...I think it would be like breathing in the coolness of the last three mornings.
I think it would be like feeling comfortable on an August morning in Texas...
posted by Mrs. Klause
August 15, 2008
Music: Big Snow in Salzburg