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So much of life is waiting. . .

As a Christian, I am waiting for a lot--for God to do His refining work in me, for Jesus to return, for me to GET how much God loves me and for me to see what He is doing . . .

What to do in the meantime? I have learned much about what the Lord is trying to teach me, tell me and show me through the discipline of daily time spent reading the Bible. So often we make this time harder than it has to be.

This blog was born out of wanting to share what God is showing me and wanting to be an example that daily time with God is not a deep or mysterious thing (well, every once in a while it can be), but simply a time to read scripture and note what jumps out at you that day. We don't have to be scholars or super-holy or ministry leaders to do this. Some days I hit the jackpot and others I come up empty--but only by persevering do I give God the space in which to speak and myself the stillness in which to hear and obey.

As of June of 2017, I've now decided to include parts of our adoption journey, which is, so far, yet another chapter of waiting.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Needing the Gospel Everyday

Friday mornings are a little less rushed for me because I don't exercise on Fridays, so I actually made the time to pray this morning. Sometimes I run out of time for that in the morning, and I have been missing that time with the Lord.

Today's time with Him was a day when I was reminded (and this thought is certainly not original to me) that I need the gospel everyday. There is not a day that passes that I don't sin. Sometimes I start to think more highly of myself that I ought, thinking that I'm getting a handle on some things, or that I'm understanding the Bible better. . . However, my sin, life, and even the Lord Himself have a way of reminding me that, underneath any apparent successes or improvements, I'm still the same sinful creature that is desperate for the grace of God.

Not a Bible verse today, but I was reminded of the line that John Newton says in the movie "Amazing Grace": "I remember two things clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great savior."

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