Monday, October 12, 2009

Forgive me, Lord

If you read my comment on Facebook, you know that I said I feel like the Apostle Paul in that "the things I don't want to do, I do; and the things I want to do, I don't." Here it is 11:00 p.m. and I've not done my quiet time. Instead, I've watched Dancing With the Stars, played on the computer, ate, washed dishes, etc. Why do I put that off? I'm thankful for God's forgiveness, but I know He must get so disappointed and exasperated with his children. I am so disobedient. Therefore, I'm cutting this short, turning off the TV and computer, and going to my room to read my Bible. G'nite.

1 comment:

Jawan said...

When people ask me what I think of when my mother comes to mind, I tell them that it's the picture of you reading your Bible at the kitchen table every morning. That is especially a vivid picture after seeing it daily while living with you for eight months as a married woman with one child.

The good news is that God's grace is sufficient. As you know, He doesn't keep tally of our wrong doings nor is he ever angry with his children. I'm just thankful you miss your time with him and that it pours from a grateful heart and not a feeling of obligation.

I can't remember the last time I had what some might call "a formal quiet time" my current state of life, those times with God are simple songs in the shower, words spoken to him in the car, thankful thoughts as I change a child's clothes, and moments of surety in knowing that he loves me no less when I'm not in his word and no more when I am.

Love you!