Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Genesis 50

Am I so faith-filled that I would make sure my bones were in the promised land?  Am I so determined to be in relationship with my Lord that I would make burial arrangements just to be closer to His promises?  I know the physical disposition of my body doesn't matter; but just how hungry am I for God's word to be fulfilled in my life, my legacy?  How desperate am I to be full of faith in my actions and plans?  Where do I plan in faith?  God, teach me the faith and planning of a promised land burial.  Give me vision to look beyond the next five minutes, five years to the eternal.  Let me live with You and still look forward to You.

Receiving grace is a challenge to those who who have failed in it.  Joe's bros. struggled after all those years, probably during them, too.  I am reminded that we were told that we would be recognized, known, identified by our love.  Lord of Grace, please help me to give and receive grace graciously and let my mind land trustingly on Your sovereignty and not other's pettiness, evil and negligence.  God, please help me to defeat the performance mentality in my life and those You bring to my life.  And may they know me by my love - the outpouring of Your love.  To the praise of Your very great Name.

2 comments:

  1. You are very kind, thank you. God is so amazing - His word never grows old or obsolete.

    Thank you also for reading and posting. Knowing that this is not just for me is incredibly encouraging.

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