God knows our need ….

This week has indeed been (and still is) quite a full week for me. But, as usual, with help from my sweet husband and encouragement from friends and daughters, I am feeling very blessed. I was reminded to lean on God this week in the midst of the business and, honestly, it would be so easy to let my time with Him slip through the cracks of time…. but then I would miss out on the love and grace and strength He is so ready and willing to give. So I am committing this afternoon to stay the course this week…. (that’s usually as far as I try to go into the future – and that’s pushing it. I usually only set goals for the day – it works better for me that way!) Anyway, I want to look to my Creator (who knows me best) for my encouragement.

Peter reminded us in one of his letters (I Peter 1): “You call out to God for help and He helps — He’s a good Father that way. But don’t forget He’s also a responsible Father and won’t let you get by with sloppy living. Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. It cost God plenty to get you out of that dead-end, empty-headed life you grew up in. He paid with Christ’s sacred blood, you know. He died like an unblemished, sacrificial lamb. And this was no afterthought . . . .”

So in the midst of my brain working overtime this week, I desire that deep conciousness of God – the awareness of His presence always in my life. Thanks for your prayers for me — let’s pray for each other, that as busy Moms, friends, wives, etc… we’ll remember to be aware of our need for Him and the price He paid to rescue us from ourselves. It really isn’t about me – God wants me to rid myself of me …. just some weeks I slip into the “poor old me” attitude, instead of the attitude of recognition of the God I serve and love! I don’t want to settle for sloppy living when the cost to my Father was so great. I certainly don’t want to be living in that dead end life we had before we knew Christ. So I guess it comes down to this — my overworked, FULL brain WITH Christ will always be better than an empty head WITHOUT Him!

2 thoughts on “God knows our need ….

  1. Beth Webb October 2, 2006 / 9:58 pm

    Hey Mel, thanks for loving me. I posted per your request, although I feel like it just hits the surface. Thanks for being my friend.Oh, and good thoughts…you always say things the right way:)Love you!

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