Friday, August 19, 2011

Are You Hanging On?

Too many mornings are like this:

Get up-check
Take shower-check
Prepare coffee-check
Hair, makeup-check
Bible study-check
Wake kiddos-check

So as I was checking off my mental list this morning, doing the Bible Study part, I was knocked over the head by two by four.

Luke 19: 47-48 "Every day he was teaching at the temple. But the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the leaders among the people were trying to kill him. Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words.

As I read this, I mentally pictured a person holding on to the end of a rope dangling over a deep canyon.

Do I hang on to every word of my Savior as if it is the only source of life?
Do I crave the Word as the Bread that is life and nourishment?
Do I "do devotions" with an attitude of obligation?

Life is the canyon. The Word made flesh is the rope. Me...well, that's me. And I aim to beg the Spirit for the strength to keep hanging on.


Cookie Crumbs and Aprons said...

I am reading Luke right now and although that didn't stand out (I'm not even there yet.) what has stood out is that I don't even know Christ's heart like I should. We have such a shallow view of Christianity don't we? Or maybe it's just me. I don't want to be like that, I want to know His heart, hear His heartbeat so to speak. Faith as a grain of mustard seed? I don't have it. Isn't that odd that I don't even have that much? I've been having some convicting thoughts lately, glad you added yours...

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