Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Growing Weary

 I have to admit, I'm a a bit weary.

The "reality" of my life is this: Finances are at a breaking point, college wants more money than last year and is threatening our son's expulsion if  we don't come up with it soon, we badly need a new roof, a new car . . .  and  I just broke my leg. And won't be working.

This morning, however, the Lord nudged me back to HIS reality:

"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all . . ."   Galatians 6:9

After reading it three times, I got it:

while doing good
Sometimes God is so subtle (or not) that I miss the real point.
As long as I am doing good I will not grow weary and lose heart!
I don't think it's even possible to do so!
As long as I am helping others, seeking their good, encouraging, edifying, praying for others, my problems are not at the forefront of my mind. Plus, while doing good to others everything falls into the proper perspective. Now, my problems are not nearly as bad as those around me, my prayers change from whining to praising and
rather than losing heart,
my heart is strengthened.
For such a loving, caring and wise God I am eternally thankful.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


"The Bible calls Satan 'the accuser of our brothers.'
It's the Devil's job to blame, complain, and criticize members of God's family. Anytime we do the same, we're being duped into doing Satan's work for him. Remember, other Christians, no matter how much you disagree wtih them, are not the real enemy. Any time we spend comparing or criticizing other believers is time that should have been spent building the unity of our fellowship."
                         ~Rick Warren from The Purpose Driven Life

Good point, huh?

Being "duped" into doing Satan's work is not something I want to fall prey to! But, I must confess, I have.

LORD, help me remember the great commandment,

to LOVE as you have loved me.
And to spend my time building the unity of our fellowship.
(That even sounds kind of fun, doesn't it?!)