Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What Does Trust Look Like?

Early into my year-long exploration into TRUST, I wrote this question down:

 What does trust look like?
The answer surprised me.
Peter says that when Jesus suffered "He didn't threaten, but ENTRUSTED HIMSELF to Him who judges righteously."
This was surprising to me at first- to think that Jesus entrusted Himself to His father during His horrible suffering, just like we are told to do.
Jesus had to trust too?!
Had to just let events unfold, bad as they were?
All the ugly lies, the taunting, the humiliation and unjustness . . .  simply had to be endured?


Trust looks like Jesus Christ, the son of God.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Falling Bricks

"The wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God."

In the middle of a sleepless night this verse came to my mind  (much like a brick on the head!).
I understood the message clearly: Vicki, your angry attack (of earlier in the day) won't bring about the righteous change you desire!

The amazing thing is, I have never understood that verse before!!

As I travel through my life, I find scriptures that were once a mystery to me, often suddenly become clear and meaningful. After all, the Word IS active and sharper than a two-edged sword.

When I was young(er) I was impatient to understand ALL of the Bible. I now see that it is a process; that God, in His wisdom, knew I couldn't understand everything at once (not that I'll EVER understand it all). The gentle, sometimes not, unfolding of truth in our lives, I believe, is a part of His master plan.
And I praise Him for it.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

diddy kit
phone & charger

This is a copy of the list my son made the night before he left to move across the country. I found it later on the day he left and it struck me:

This is what life on earth boils down to, isn't it?

Something to lay our head on at day's end, something to put on, and something to clean-up with. (Of course food comes in handy, but that was already packed in his truck!)

How empty and futile life would be without the Lord living and working within us!