Thursday, January 13, 2011

Love, Pray, Wait, Trust

While doing my devotions this morning I was struck by a portion of the devotional. I made this bookmark instead of just putting a string or a button in my Bible as suggested. I want to make a couple more of them with different scrapbook paper and different colored buttons. I may even make a couple for friends at church. First I may show them mine and see if they are interested.

We are doing the Walk Thru the Bible's Daily Walk. Our whole church was challenged to do this. With the booklets you read the Bible in a year, but they have added: overviews for each book, overviews for the reading each day, charts, insights, special features and personal application. It has made the study really interesting, exciting, and challenging.

 Here is what hit me today,
"Jacob always got what he went after: birthright, blessing, wife, herds. But he paid a high price: alienation from father and brother, dissension in his own home, bitterness toward his in-laws, and continual anxiety. Sadly, he could have possessed everything he connived to get and could have enjoyed fellowhsip with God-- if he had just been willing to take God at His word (Gen. 25:23; 28: 12-15) .
Manipulation has no place in God's program. Where are you tempted to pull strings and push buttons? Do your assigned part instead: love, pray, wait, trust. And let God do His part. Put a button or a piece of string in your Bible as a "bookmark" to remind you again tomorrow just whose job is whose."
Here is the scripture from above so you don't have to go and look it up.
Genesis 25:23 (King James Version)
 "And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger."
Genesis 28:12-15 (King James Version)
 "And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of."
So I made myself a reminder...
Don't push people's buttons, don't pull their strings. Just...
Love
Pray
Wait
Trust
And let God do His part.

Do I trust my Abba Father and His plan for me??? Not always, but I want to.

And before you ask me, no, I don't think this means we are never to act and I don't think this means we are never to talk, but we do have to be careful of our motives and make sure they are aligned with the Word of God.

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1 comment:

Briana said...

Cute bookmark. I think it would be a cute wall hanging. I might have to make one for our schoolroom!

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