Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Hosea 10:12

I attended a new Bible Study tonight. It was small - just 5 women - desiring to sit at the feet of Jesus with our mouths open so that we may be filled. After going I realized how off I am. I have been living the life of a Christian floating by the intended harbor and missing the mark. I have been sitting back believing that I'm okay. I'm not okay. I'm a fallen creature. Filthy. What is even worse is that I know what I need to do to be drawn closer to my Savior. Funny thing is - I cannot draw myself. The Holy Spirit draws me. When you want to become closer to someone (in this case - Jesus) you spend as much time with them as possible. You desire to spend every waking moment of your time with them. You can't get enough. You are never satisfied.

I desire that in my relationship with my Jesus. I want to know Him. I want to have that understanding of Him. I want His thoughts to be my thoughts. I want to be led by Him. I want to be saturated by Him until I'm overflowing.

The time to start is now. I am serious. I am building an altar to the Most High for here is where I start. I will come back to this place as a reminder. I'm not turning back! Amen Lord Jesus - only with Your help!

Hosea 10:12
Sow for yourselves righteousness Reap in mercy;
Break up your fallow ground
For it is time to seek the LORD

Till He comes and rains righteousness on you!


Heather said...

That's one of my favorite verses... thanks for the reminder :)

Shannon said...

Sounds like you're on the right track. Someone just told me recently that life is like a ralroad, 2 rails. One side is hardship, setbacks, trials etc. The other is faith, prayer, seeing God's hand in answered prayer. The track should be pretty even.

Shannon said...

Love the new backround too :)

Heather said...

Yep, Rick Warren said that-- Leslie was sharing it with me not too long ago. A much better picture than the roller coaster analogy that's so frequently used, in my opinion.

As for Shannon.... howdy, gal!! I so miss you!!

Deanna said...

Love your blog and this post. This passage of scripture is so awesome. Makes me think of history yesterday...When the pioneers were trying to break up the ground in the plains, they found their plows were not strong enough. The wooden plows broke, the iron plows didn't work because the soil stuck to them. The only plow that worked that hard soil was one made of steel.

Shannon said...

Hi Heather! Gretchen let me take a peek at your blog awhile back and your family is beautiful! Congrats on the baby girl too, she is lovely. Glad to see you all doing so well :)