Tuesday, May 15, 2007

328 - Just Gotta Shout!

This morning I was in 2 Samuel 22: 1-55. I actually took the time to read it out loud and had "me some church" right in my own living room. Oh Lord Jesus, how wonderfully awesome You are. I feel the need to do some shouting today, but only in praise and adoration of You. I am overwhelmed with Your love this morning and just can not figure out how to love you even more. If there were something that i could do. I am such a list maker and then "crosser offer". Oh Lord, if a relationship with you were just about crossing things off the list and then continuing on how much easier would be for a person like me. But praise you Lord, You require so much more and want so much more from us. You want relationship and personality and interaction!!!!!!!! Oh Lord, I am just at a loss for words this morning because I am just so overwhelmed with all you have done in my life and all that You promise to do.

I feel like i am in a holding pattern right now. This holding pattern might last for another 2 years or longer, when all my kids are finally in school, but at the same time You are asking me to stay the course. Keep being faithful to meet with You each day and keep pressing forward in looking for all the things You are willing to reveal each day. Oh Lord, I think that is what I like the most about our relationship, but also the least. I love how You wait right to the perfect time to show me a secret of Your love for me, but then sometimes in the waiting I get frustrated. Oh Lord, how many times You must rub your head and think - Oh poor girl, just hold on. I will not let you down. I will not forget about you. I will not disappoint. But remember my ways are not your ways nor are your thoughts my thoughts! Jesus, thank you for your patience. Thank you for your mercy and your grace. Thank you for not giving up on me.

"The Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord; I have not done evil by turning from my God." 2 Sam. 22:21-22
I love that verse especially coming from David - the Bathsheba man. At first when I read verse 22 I was like what - David had kept the ways of the Lord??? He had not done evil by turning from the Lord???????? What - now how could that be said. It says that David had not done evil by TURNING FROM THE LORD. It is not saying he never sinned - it is saying that even in his sin he never left the Lord. He never turned his back in such a way as to say - I quit, I will not walk with Him anymore. He sinned, sure we know all about that, but David always repented and turned back - just took longer than other times! It is a little concerning about the first part of that verse. "He has rewarded me according to the cleanness of my hands." Yikes!

Lord, you have given me the opportunity to speak tonight to a church on the edge of town. I will be speaking on a Balanced Lifestyle. I am excited - this is a very sweet church with lots of great women I long to know better. Lord, I pray the day goes smoothly so that I can prepare the way I need to - even more. Below is something I found earlier and just loved it. Hope you enjoy as well. Valarie - you will love it!!





3 comments:

fuzzytop said...

Hi Leigh,

I loved the video clip! How awesome is that! Jesus is just beyond compare...

I will pray for His blessings as you speak tonight.

Please pray for my husband and I. We are dealing with some very difficult challenges and will need to make some major decisions in the upcoming weeks. Please pray that we will be obedient to seek and do God's will, and that we will have peace in these situations.

Thank you so much and have a blessed day!

Adrienne

Valarie said...

GIRL, you were sooo right! I was on my feet before he was done!!! Thanks for sharing!!

I'll be praying for you tonight. Let me know how our Abba Daddy shows off!
Love ya.
Val

Tracy Hurst said...

Leigh,

Blessings to you tonight! I am so glad that you are healed from your strep throat! I miss emailing with ya! We are getting ready to move and put our home on the market, thus why I have not chatted with you the last few weeks....lots to do!
Tracy