Sunday, March 4, 2012

Stressing (and I Shouldn't)

For the first time, I was a little stressed about my Spirit of Sunday post. I didn't know what to write about. I wonder if perhaps God is telling me that I didn't challenge myself enough this week? We did our devotions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings, but I think perhaps I didn't "think" enough about them to generate something I wanted to share. That's not good! We finished Job this week, and while I was a little hesitant to move on because I still have many uncertainties about the book, I know that we will come back to it in the future. I think one of the most powerful things I learned in our study of Job is that I have too much of a tendency to be like Job's counselors. I like to talk, write, and just generally feel "smart". I know that I can express myself quite well, if I try, and so sometimes I allow that "eloquence" (my, my, don't I sound full of myself today) to stand alone. That's unacceptable to God. I need to always seek Him with an open and humble heart, rather than pretending wisdom just because I have Godly parents, a Godly upbringing, a religious schooling, and a love of aesthetically pleasing turns of phrase. We moved into the New Testament and are now in the book of Acts. I didn't know that Acts was (most likely) written by Luke. How could I not have known that? How much I have still to learn! And, on a side note, I want to thank God for sending such a wonderful husband to me - he's been working from 7:30am until 12:30pm all week between his two jobs. What a testament to his love for his family and concern for our security - I don't tell him enough how much he means to me. I love you James!