Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Maybe a rut isn't so bad, after all.

I have been stuck in a blogging rut this month! There has been no shortage of STUFF to write about, but none of it has been sufficiently inspirational to make me sit down and WRITE IT. The month has, actually, been very busy--more busy than we're accustomed to--which may be part of the problem. I know time is so fleeting that it is hard to do a post about a child's birthday party almost a month later. It was our anniversary last week. My birthday is coming up. Easter will be soon. . . .and on it races. Time flies, flees, is gone--whether we're having fun or not. There are so many BAD and difficult things going on in the world, it can make a person just want to find a warm, soft place to hide from it all, but we are here, in this time, for a reason.


This morning while reading Scripture I came across these verses from Psalm 78:


1Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth!
I will open my mouth in a parable;
I will utter dark sayings from of old,
things that we have heard and known,
that our fathers have told us.
We will not hide them from their children,
but tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.      5 Heestablished a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their childrenthat the next generation might know themthe children yet unbornand arise and tell them to their childrenso that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments; and that they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God.
(English Standard Version; emphasis mine)

May WE have hearts that are steadfast, grounded in His Word, obedient, and ready to teach. May we spend our time wisely, faithfully doing the things that the fathers of Israel did NOT--telling our children of the glorious works of God and training them in how to keep His commandments. May they--and we-- not be rebellious, seeking after things and fulfillment in places where it cannot be found, but may they rise and tell the goodness and might of the Lord God Almighty to their own children's children.



                                                                 May we all be faithful, our hope set on Him alone.


That's worth spending time on. 






Closing thoughts from Paul's letter to the Ephesian church, chapter 5:



15
 Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. 19 Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(New International Version 1984--emphasis added by me)

Sharing God's Truth with you is worth the time it takes to do so, too.

Because He first loved us,(how amazing is THAT?) 
~april














2 comments:

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Now THIS is worth writing about!

I too think about the glories that await us in heaven. When I find myself coveting I try to turn my thoughts to this.

Be blessed!

Picket said...

Hey sweetie...beautiful post...there is always life in the 'word'...thanks so much for coming by the blog and for the sweet comment....have a great weekend...Picket