Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday

I was looking at Beth Moore's blog, LPM Blog, and got so encouraged today. For so long now, I have felt like a have just been at a plateau with my faith. Little things have been happening here and there, but I have felt like I haven't had sweet communion with the Lord for quite some time. The thing is, it wasn't really anything that Beth Moore had said in the particular video I watched, but it was more about just hearing who God is that made me come alive. I was talking to Adam on his lunch break from work, and I was telling him that it really did feel like my bones were coming alive! I just had this huge desire to meet with God. A desire that has been greatly missed.
Anyways, in the video I watched, she was talking about Hebrews 6:10-12:
" God in not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised."
We do not want you to become lazy. Wow. That really stood out to me. If I could sum it all up into one word, it would be that I have become lazy. It depressing to admit-but it's also really refreshing. Kind of a kick in the rear!
I am a part of a life group (small group) at our church called Experiencing Christ. Each week that I go, I am sad to admit that I really don't have much to share. I will this week though! God has spoken to me and told me through his word that I have become lazy (in the most graceful way, of course). Even though He is revealing something that makes me not look so good, I don't care at all. I am just SO pleased to hear Him.
So, here's to not being lazy! I am going to put this verse on a notecard, hang it on my mirror & in my kitchen, and remind myself that God is here with me, He has a mission for my life, and to be careful not to be lazy. The reality is, it's not God that is missing out, I am missing out on what a joy it is to have such a special relationship, and get to serve the God who saved my life. That is just perfect :)

1 comment:

Vanessa said...

I love reading your blog.

The verse you shared sounds a lot like what I've been going through lately, except I've been thinking "lukewarm" instead of "lazy", but both probably fit me right now.

I've been thinking about you and been meaning to call, but I totally stink at actually making phone calls. Sigh.

Anyways. Thanks for blogging. I'm always excited to hear what you have to say.