Well, I must confess that I did not make it to church today. I did watch it on Roku. Today they let the children's church prepare us for worship. May I just say that I am a little jealous. Great songs, good biblical message and spirit lead, can't ask for more. I did multi-task. I rushed to do the boys laundry only to find out that they don't have to wear uniforms this week. I enjoyed myself today. While Doug was watching Steven play baseball and John watched the Indians game, did the things that I would normally do (It feels really good to be normal). I had the car done (not unable to do it myself just too lazy), had my toes done, went to several grocery stores looking for the best price. What I would not give for a trader joes or henrys right now. Then I basked in the sun for about 30 minutes, just in time to cook dinner. I stayed away from my any electronics as to not get distracted. Is it wrong that I am trying to get as much done now as I can- I think not. Finally when I checked my phone I noticed a notification on the blog from a few weeks ago. It was someone I knew from a long time ago. They left a scripture. I had to read it several times-in several different versions until I found the one I wanted to post.
II Corinthians 4:7-If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That's to prevent anyone from confusing God's incomparable power with us. As it is, there's not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we're not much to look at. We've been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we're not demoralized; we're not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we've been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn't left our side; we've been thrown down, but we haven't broken. What they did to Jesus, they do to us—trial and torture, mockery and murder; what Jesus did among them, he does in us—he lives! Our lives are at constant risk for Jesus' sake, which makes Jesus' life all the more evident in us. While we're going through the worst, you're getting in on the best!
There is so much encouragement wrapped up in that. We all want out lives to be "for" something or "about" something. We all seek "purpose". How reasuring to know that they moment we are His- we immediately not only have a purpose but we are living out our destiny...Oh sister, I got to stop! His word is not lofty, or confusing it is so simple- We should praise like the kids in church today. Unabashedly, unashamed of the One living God that never leaves our side.
Song for today: Live like that by "sidewalk prophets"
Thank you - "Viento"