Sunday Post ~ "The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image." -- Charles W. Chesnutt
A little more (3:06 p.m.):
You know I love it when y'all look up the scriptures. Karen did so, and her comment helped me realize that I'd made an error, put something in that I didn't intend, wasn't thinking about. So thank you for that, Karen. (It's fixed now.) Just a bit of elaboration on these verses, for me. I "pray" them rather frequently. That is, say them back to God. "Search me, o God, and know my heart . . . see if there is any offensive way in me . . . " It is easy for us to see what is "wrong" in others. And it is even easy for me to see what is "wrong" in me, much of the time. But there are also wrong things that I don't see, in myself. Things that have become so much a "part of the furniture" of my heart, that I don't notice them. Or in moments when I might notice them, I choose to look the other way, because I'm not ready to give them up. So these verses are a challenge to me; to not look at how someone else is messing up, but how I am. And to ask God to show me even more, so I can fix it. That usually goes something like, "Search me, o God..." And then God responds. (Do be careful what you ask God for ;) And then I say, "Oh, SHIT! Why did I ask to be shown that? I'm not ready to change THAT!" Something like that, anyway. And then, because I asked, and because I truly do, in my heart of hearts, want to be increasingly made more in God's image, and less in my own, I tryyyyyyyyyyyyyy to fix what I've been shown. Every day, hopefully that's what you'll find me up to: trying to do a little better to be who I was made to be.
End of sermonette.
Now, prayer time: Please remember Nikki as she leaves today for Cambodia, to share her love and her many gifts there. Please pray for Nikki, for those she is helping, and especially for the family and friends here who cannot begin to imagine what they will do without her for a year.
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