Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Did You Recieve Your Letter Today?

It was last month and I woke up in the morning somewhat late.
Instantly, I was thinking of everything I needed to do.
I started doing them hastily,
but then remembered I needed my quiet time.
"Well," I thought, "maybe I could just recite some verses
while I work and that will count.
I'll make up for it and double it tomorrow...
It's really not THAT bad if I skip ONE day?!"
"Yes it is!" said that Holy Spirit 'poke'. (those sure can hurt!)
I knew I needed to be in God's Word
and have set aside time with Him.
So I apologized in my prayer for my attitude
and sat down to read what He had for me.

Later that day, as I came back from the mailbox,
I noticed a letter from a friend addressed to me.
Happy and excited, I opened it on my walk back to the house.
I loved reading what she had to say
and seeing what new things were happening with her.
But when I reached the house... I had an epiphany! :)

I was so excited and pleased with this letter from my friend,
but I was hesitant to read what the Almighty God,
my Heavenly Father, my Savior and Friend wrote for me!

Why was I anticipating a letter from a friend everyday,
when my Beloved Jesus has something new to show me daily?

That was another Holy Spirit 'poke'!
Not with the intent to devalue friendships
but what is a letter from an earthly friend,
compared to something that Lord Jehovah Himself wrote to me?
How much more should I treasure and appreciate
God's Word than anything else on earth?
Why, I should be waking up every morning anticipating
"What new things will God show me in His Word?!";
"What does my Lord have for me today in His Word?!"

I read about all He did and went through;
how He's always there to comfort and guide me;
and that He's mindful of me every waking moment!!!!!
His Word is a love letter and so much more!
How we should love, treasure, and really study it more.

So I ask you...
Did you recieve your Letter from the Lord today?


marissa said...

Hi Ally,
Thanks for sharing that. I thought it was interesting, I've had that EXACT same thing happen to me. Sometimes it's so easy to get wrapped up in earthly things. Even though they might be good, we shouldn't let them take away from the best things in life (like time with God). Keep growing closer to the Lord and walking in His word. It is a blessing and encouragement to me to see a young lady serving God with all her heart.
In Christ,

Hannah said...

I am not sure if my comment from yesterday got through, We've been having some internet trouble:P
Anyways, I awarded you on my blog. I would like to say Thank You for praying for me, and Thank You for all of your lovely posts!

Violinist4Christ said...

That is so true. God's letter to us is so much more precious than any letter we could get here on earth. Thank you for sharing that!

Yes, I did receive my Letter from the Lord today. :-)


Anonymous said...

I love to hear/see your love for our Lord in your postings. It thrills my heart that a young lady in today's world desires so strongly to live for the Lord and Serve Him. That is one of my prayers for my five year old daughter. Thanks for sharing!
Blessings to you and your family!


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