He bids me, "come"
and I do, "here am i, Lord"
by His grace i have come (without great struggle this time - His grace)
He speaks. I read His Living Word
and I read what he has written, an invitation to seek Truth, to draw nigh to our God
and the wheels are turning slowly, questions are being asked. i am asking questions. i compare his words with His Word.
and now, there is a choice, i have a choice to make.
i have heard this from the pulpit more than once, from men who seek Him and long to lead our parched selves to the One alone who is Living Water... and now I read these words. again.
The rich man in Mark 10 didn't see Jesus for who he was. The rich man perceived him as a respectable religious figure, calling him "good teacher." However Jesus was not, and never is, interested in being seen as a respectable teacher. He is the sovereign Lord. He doesn't give options for people to consider; he gives commands for people to obey. (from Radical, emphasis mine)Sovereign Lord.
obedience. disobedience. there is no other option, save these two
and then, just in case i might consider re-considering ((there is a thief who would like to steal this Truth)), a quote from Elizabeth Elliot:
Jim's aim was to know God. His course, obedience--the only course that could lead to the fulfillment of his aim.~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
i am forever grateful, forever counting His gifts (from my 1300's)....
warm cinnamon rolls and fresh coffee
blueberries from Florida and peaches from Oregon
scrambled eggs with lots of cheese
a weekend shared with my parents
boy love and Granddaddy playing Battleship
girl love and Grandma playing school
the feel of tree bark across my palm
big trees, with big limbs - all the better for climbing
looking up to the grey sky through green leaves
His Word whispering gentle in my mind
chrysanthemums, streaked yellow and orange
three days of cool breeze
the pitter pat of rain
the windows open
our Father, Abba
that He pursues us,
He calls to us
all too big for me to understand
yet, i know - understanding is not neccesary,
His gift of faith is
gratitude. humility. peace. longing
trust. obedience. hope. love
joyfully joining Ann and the community of thankful counters