This post is very unlike me.
Usually, when I post a blog, things have to be just so in the mornings.
Picture: I'm fresh out of bed, in my robe, my coffee cup full, sitting at the kitchen table writing about something the Lord has been stirring in my heart.
Not so today.
I am sitting at a little cafe called Blackbird Coffeehouse, Brent is keeping the boys, it is almost noon, I am listening to Pandora and I my brain is a bit fried. In the best kind of way.
Brent freed me up to come and prepare a talk for an upcoming retreat (I am so pumped!!). I have studied all morning - writing, praying, thinking and reading.
The Word is so rich but so overwhelming at the same time. I can become very overwhelmed by its depth. It has so much for us.
And I want it all right now. :)
But the sweet Lord knows I couldn't handle it. I'd faint if He revealed it all to me. Its riches are far too great. It will take me a lifetime....and even at that I will never grasp it all.
But I will go down trying.
I have thought of my 2011 verse often today....Romans 12:1
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual act of worship.
Sacrifice: thysia - metaphorically used of the body of the believer, presented to God.
You know, learning the Word is a sacrifice. It isn't always an easy or pleasant read, you know. But, oh the reward of knowing it. Of knowing Him.
As a spiritual act of worship, I appeal to you - study the Word. Strive to know Him. Dig deeply.
Sow the things of the Holy Spirit. Sow the Word into your heart. You will reap a harvest if you don't give up. Galatians 6:8,9.