Saturday, February 11, 2012

refreshed








I become bored rapidly if I do the same things day after day. I'll switch and change around with my goals. One week I strive to read as many books as possible, the next I'm all about running 20 miles or such in that week. If I tried to run 20 miles every week, I'd surely become sick of running and not complete my goal.

My relationship with Christ is developing into a extra part of my day, a little extra part of my life, not all my life. What happened to the times where I was so encouraged by those around me? Why don't I want to get up in the morning and talk to Jesus, to read His word?

It's because it's my fault. I don't realize how great God really is, and how much love He has for me. It's not His fault, because He's not giving me an 'on fire' feeling or the desire to get spend time with Him. I should WANT to spend time with Him, I'm blessed to be able to serve Jesus in the small ways I can.

"Behold, these are but the outskirts of God's ways,
and how small a whisper do we hear of Him!
Who can understand the thunder of His power?" 

"God's steadfast love endures forever."

“It is about the greatness of God, not the significance of man. God made man small and the universe big to say something about Himself.”
{JOHN PIPER} 

"The LORD your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness;
He will quiet you with His love;
He will exult over you with loud singing."

But Jesus looked at them and said,  “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
{MATTHEW 19:26}


If you're like me and have grown up in a Christian family, those verses can become just plain blah. You read them over and over, and they loose their meaning. I'm beginning to look at God's word in a diverse, more searching way. Letting all those words sink into me makes me all excited about Jesus all over again.

-- Kendra


6 comments:

  1. It's funny, but I've felt exactly the same way! I'm surprised at how fast my commitment and excitement about God seems to end so quickly...and I think part of it, is that every day is the task of surrendering, not just one special day in my lifetime.

    *hugs*

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  2. Is that snow???????????? I live in Arizona, and it's like spring already. Seriously. The trees are budding and there are poppy plants everywhere AND Mom and I turned on the AC in the car. It's a little crazy, needless to say. Not that I mind!

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    1. Yep, it is. It's our biggest snow yet. Normally we have wayyy more snow, but for some reason this year is much warmer.

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