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.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"Ouch" Verse of the Day

Today I was reminded that one of the purposes of scripture is to convict:

2 Timothy 3:16-17: All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man [or woman] of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

I am reading through Proverbs, which I try to do a couple of times a year, and this is the verse that knocked me upside the head this morning:

Proverbs 12:15:
The vexation of a fool is known at once,but the prudent ignores an insult.

As one who often speaks first and thinks later, and often doesn't hesitate to share, loudly, what I am unhappy with at that moment. . . OUCH.

I think I have just found my next memory verse, with the goal of remembering that verse before I open my mouth to share my vexation. Who wants to be vexatious? Or a fool? Not me. Like I said, OUCH.

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