Thursday, June 08, 2006

Full Circle

Lord, when you say "cast your cares on me" you really mean it. You intend on taking care of all our worries and all our troubles and then in the mean time bless us immeasurably. You are incredible and I feel so undeserving.

I read in 2 Sam. 19:18ff where the deal with the guy that cursed David because he was an old Saul guy, sought out David and asked his forgiveness. David's men still wanted to put him to death for cursing the king, but David forgave him and went about his way. God, everything came full circle. You took care of it all and blessed David with good for keeping his mouth shut. David was able to hear the complaints, but not do anything about them other than just turn it over to you! WOW!

I have never known so much about David and I think he just might be my favorite man in the Bible. I love his sincerity and passion. I love his pursuit after the Lord and I love his patience! The best thing about David, well not the best thing, but the thing that I identify so much with David is His heart wanting to do the will of God and yet still falling into sin even great sin from time to time. We are all that way. And that is the amazing thing about grace and forgiveness. You still see our potential and you still see the good when we fall into sin and yet our heart is screaming to not fall from you! It is such a perplexing thing when you are in the middle of it all. It reminds me of the scripture from Paul about why we do the things we do not want to do and then those things that we want to do we do not do!! I call it the do-do scripture. ha!

I have been real confused about the scripture I have seen where God gave Saul and evil spirit. What is that about? I need to do some more research!

I am also confused, well not confused, but really just almost speechless about the guy that reached out his hand to steady the Ark and God struck him down dead for his disobedience when he was just trying to help out. That one just puzzles me and I am not sure what to do with it. This is where I say God's ways are so much bigger than I can comprehend and His tapestry of events are just too............ I am speechless!

Lord, today as I go about my cleaning and scrubbing and all that, may I remember to pray for those you have anointed. May I remember to lift up Clay traveling around. May I remember to lift up all my kids! (Tucker has a scrimmage tonight, he is so pumped!) I want to mother the way you want and be a good neighbor as well. It is Clay's birthday this weekend and I am excited to celebrate. I have one surprise guest couple coming in! Lord, may you be glorified in the everyday mundane work of my life - that has to be done, I might add. May I bless you in my attitude and my diligence! May I seek your face even in the midst of cleaning floors, toilets, and making PB&J.

I love you, Lord

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