Friday, September 24, 2010

Heartlight

I learned about Heartlight through my Bible Study girls and just love it--it's a great way to start the work day! I try to make a point to read it before diving into the 50 or so e-mails that are usually waiting for me. For the fall my BSBFs are reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan and it's been amazing. Today's verse on Heartlight seemed to tie in so well to much of what we've been learning:

Do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to perserve so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised."
Hebrews 10:35-36

THOUGHT:
There are some tough times that go with living. They're inescapable. That's when our confidence in the Lord's salvation and our relationship with him get tested! It is one thing to sing "it is well with my soul" at the end of a peel-the-paint and raise-the-roof worship service, but it is quite another to be able to sing it when they auction your house off at the courthouse steps, you are told you have a long-term debilitating illness, or you lose a child to death. Faith can't take a holdiay when we travel through the suburbs of hell or we'll never find our way out.
So don't throw it away. Perserve! Keep putting one foot in front of the other trusting that God will give you the strength for the next step. No matter how hard it is at the moment, don't give up to despair. Be like Job or Jeremiah who both argued and complained to God, but never let go of God. Don't quit. Christ is coming for you with grace and in glory. His return is just around the bend and could break into our world at any time. Link.

1 comment:

Ashley said...

I LOVE that verse! I have referred to it many times in mothering...so relevant to life at any stage. Love you girl!

P.S. Can't wait to see "the" book review on here (if you do one)!