i was just praying and thanking God that his Holy Word could be read all over homes in America tonight. i loved watching charlie brown christmas with my family tonight. it was amazing to see that in spite of all the efforts to get RID OF JESUS during the season of his birth, we were able to sit down in front of the tv and watch something that was not having me look at my kids thinking…oooh, i hope that they didn’t catch that joke
God’s Word won’t return void. don’t you forget it. so thank you charles schulz, and Bill Melendez and everyone else involved with charlie brown’s christmas.
and while i’m rambling on here, as i so often do. can i please remind everyone tonight that obedience to God = FREEDOM. ok. i just had to say that. i know it is so tempting to think otherwise, and it is so dangerous. if i was the type to have a verse for the day. this would be it.
“But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.”
sin is deceitful. it has you thinking all kinds of crazy garbage. i have been convicted of that and reminded through my Esther study how mean i can be. and that meanness is NOT ENJOYABLE – but somehow i am deceived into thinking that it is. ugh. as peter would say, Lord, depart from me, i am a sinful man!! how true. dang it…i do not want to be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness…not me!! so PLEASE – encourage me!! remind me when i am saying things i shouldn’t be saying. if i start a sentence out “i probably shouldn’t say this but…” STOP ME!!! for the love of peter! i don’t want any part of it!!
so thankful tonight for the reminder that God’s Word is truth and that obeying it is my only way to freedom.
that’s it. i’m done…for now 🙂