If you've popped over from Internet Cafe, Welcome! I'm so excited that you're here. I hope you stick around and read a few posts. Word of caution — I tend to ramble on occasion… okay, more than occasionally, but I do love the Lord and I just adore sharing about what He's doing in my life. I also have a blast with my Internet girlfriends — I'd love to have you hang around a while!
It's over — all the hustle, the bustle, and the “I don't know how we're going to get it all done and stay sane” mania that seems to hit us all (except for those super organized chicks that I'm never hanging around with because they make me waaaay too insecure!)
Today, I thought about what it means — the day following the birth of Jesus. It was just another day to most, but to a few it was miraculous. As Mary watched her baby sleeping she probably wondered just what the future held, but she was trusting in God to guide her.
I want to live my life just like that — trusting that the God who called me to Himself will guide me.
Today, I'm asking God to grant me the wisdom to live my life just this way — trusting in Him and looking to Him for guidance and grace (because I'll stumble along this way I'm traveling).
And Jesus spoke about this and said ‘ask anything in My name and I will do it ‘ (John 14:14) — has a little bit of that Christmas gifts “what did ya get me” feel to it, doesn't it? But double check that part that reads “in My name” — that's the holy and anointed name of Jesus. Makes you think before you start asking for “things” doesn't it? This is asking in His name! That we can even make these requests is mind-boggling.
The very next verse is an eye-opener — “If you love Me, keep My commandments” — that will take your breath, won't it? If you love me…. IF — what a huge, huge word that little two letter word can be. “If you love me” — I can hear myself right now, “of course I love you Lord.” Then “keep my commandments.” It's simple.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9
You wrote that just for me didn’t you Mary? Great Word for me this morning. We are just about to begin what I call “the BIG takedown” 2008.
Got my mind on 2009 already. Last night Beth’s post blessed the siestas with a Jesus-filled year. I’m all over that. On Christmas Eve I was reading some Psalms aloud while cooking and this onme stuck. Here is the verse I believe will be my 2009 verse of the year…..
“teach me Your way, O LORD, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart that I may fear Your name.” Psalm 86:11
Have a fabulous day. Love, Jill
PS if you come this way before 1/6, let’s meet at Starbucks!
Read your post over at Cafe Devotions. This is so true. As I was bemoaning the fact that we were not with family (out of state) this year, I had to remind myself that it’s not even about getting together with family and having special family moments (although that’s nice, too). I keep coming back to the Savior, in the manger, leaving it all, giving His all.
I pray for a speedy recovery for you and look forward to your future posts.