Wednesday, February 4, 2009
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?