Monday, November 23, 2009

BIBLICAL GUILT: A play on words

I love quiet time. Truly. Sitting in one of the two chairs in my greatroom. It's a holy time and a blessing for me. Yet, getting started is always the hard part. Distractions. Priorities. Procrastination. It's really what I'd planned to be doing now...

And, what I'm missing--

II Corinithians
Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read by just looking at you. Christ himself wrote it--not with ink, but with God's living spirit... 3:3
... our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him... 3:18
We have been surrounded and battered by troubles, but we're not demoralized, we're not sure what to do, but we know that God knows what to do; we've been spiritually terrorized, but God hasn't left our side; we've been thrown down, but we haven't broken. What they did to Jesus, they do to us--trial and torture, mockery and murder; what Jesus did among them, he does in us--he lives! ... While we're going through the worst, you're getting in on the best!... 4:9-12
Every detail works to your advantage and to God's glory, more and more grace... 4:15
Even though on the inside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace... 4:16
The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can't see now will last forever... 4:18

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