Thursday, January 7, 2010

a little quiet time

I am a Christian and love Jesus with all my heart. I even have my "Got Jesus?" shirt on right now. But if were ever to be measured on how "good" of a Christian we are by the amount of time we spend reading the Bible, I'd probably be in big trouble.

I've been pretty busy lately. I've been listening to God, talking to Him, trying to do what I feel he leads me to do. And today that led me to Jeremiah 29. Actually I flipped around in my Bible trying to find something that really rang home to all the thoughts and activities going on right now. And when I flip through the Bible, I often land on a place that I highlighted before (yes, a long while before).

One of my favorite verses is Jeremiah 29:11-14: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to proper you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the Lord, "and will bring you bac k from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you," declares the Lord, "and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile."

It is always so reassuring to know that God knows his plans for us. He knows exactly what he's doing with us right now, what he'll be having us to do tomorrow. He has prepared our path, and when we seek him, He escorts us down it. Kind of makes me think of all the time we as mommies spend holding our children's hand as we walk down the street. God holds our hand, and guides our every move, when we let Him.

I'm thankful that I've felt God so closely lately. I've seen the great things he can do, and I rejoice that He gives us HOPE. Life is good and we can always count on that.

"from the center of my soul to the edge of the universe, creation is crying out, believe it or not...there is a God...I believe it...." --- just happens to be playing on the Christian music channel right now-- titled "There is a God" by 33 Miles.

I've believed in God for a long time, I took Jesus in my heart years ago, but I still feel so inspired and in awe when I see Him working.

Have you seen a glimpse of Jesus today?


Thelema said...
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Kari said...

I just popped over after seeing you listed on Rational Living.

Just had to let you know I love the song you had playing (Mary, Did you Know)!