Sunday, August 16, 2009

Are We Passing Muster?

I am at a loss here, today. Not because I have no ideas but, as usual, have too many ideas. I could tell you about the four pounds of London broil missing from my kitchen counter after Bishop's first foray into "guarding the fort" while we all ran quickly to the grocery store. I could tell you how angry I am about some of the nonsense in political media these last few days. I could even tell you about the ridiculous discussion going on upstairs right now, regarding the girls switching rooms. But none of those things seem to suit.

When I began this blog, I prayed for God's leading. Almost every (and I wish I could say "Every") time I sit to write, I pray for His direction; I pray that my words are His words. I even have a word of counsel taped to my computer monitor, advising me to bring every issue before the Lord; examine every relationship, business decision, even each purchase, in light of God's directions and precepts. I'm not big on Post-Its or clutter, pictures or cutesy little slips of Chinese fortune plastering otherwise vast expanses of nothingness on the faces of my equipment or appliances. So, for me to post this caveat was big; it "spoke" to me. And yet, I still forget who this is about.

It's most certainly not about me. But neither is it about my family, or our dogs, or crazy experiences at the checkout, or even the Right or the Left. It is about the Author and Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). It is about the Alpha and the Omega (Revelation 22:13). It is about the One Who has us engraved in the palm of His hand (Isaiah 49:16) and has a plan for each of us (Jeremiah 29:11) if we are only willing to seek His face and listen to His direction. It is about the Trinity: the One True God, His precious Son, Jesus, and the Spirit of God, sent to counsel, guide and help us until Christ's return.

So, I will save these ideas bobbing around in my head, for another day. But for right now, leave us with the question, "Who is it about in my life?" Who do we seek to please? Who's standards do we seek to meet? Start with me today and make it about Him.
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