Monday, May 10, 2010

Like a Child

Is it really May 11th, 2010? Have I really been married for almost five months? Life seems to be sweeping by me at a lightning speed. I'm learning more about obedience to the Lord every day it seems. He really doesn't ask us to accomplish more than we are capable of. He mainly asks us to be still and allow His presence to envelope us.

The more I grow up the more I realize that I don't know very much at all. This seems to suit me just fine, and in fact, I hope that as I grow in the Lord I become more like the child I once was. Children are carefree little things. They love with an innocence so sincere and lovely.

I don't know much about all of that, but I rest assured that daily the Lord is carving the disease of my sin out and replacing it with innocence and loveliness. Sometimes the outcome looks bleak and I begin to fear that maybe He never touched me at all. Have His healing hands really rested on my wretched soul? Has His lifeblood covered me entirely, or did it merely touch the sins that I knew about when I got saved? Who am I to question the love of Christ? Who am I to challenge His power? He is the great I AM who was and is and will always be. He knows every sin that I would never imagine exists within me, but His love went further still.

Lord, make me confident in You. I will seek you in the morning, for I am parched for truth. I will meditate on your goodness, for apart from You there is no good. I will soak myself in Your presence, because You promised that when I seek You with my whole heart I will find You.

"One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple." -Psalm 27:4

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