Monthly Archives: October 2013

like a seed

I planted some spinach on Friday.

I loosened the dirt, removed weeds that would strangle the seeds, dug a trench to the appropriate depth (according to package instructions), planted the seed, covered them, watered them and now the sun, the dirt and today’s rain will do the trick.

I just wait. I’ve put the seed in an environment to grow.

Yesterday our pastor said something like this:

Are we failing to grow because we keep pulling the seed up to check on growth?

See sometimes we are trying to make things happen and instead of receiving God’s grace, to grow as the ground, the rain and sun cause the seed to grow, we keep fooling around with the formula.

To climb into God’s lap is to place ourselves in an environment to grow. Sit with God and receive grace, let Him restore and grow you.

“In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling, (Isa 30:15 ESV)

Are we willing to be a seed and grow as God gives you grace?

Are we willing to sit with God?

If so, He will direct us and then we will be less hasty, less frustrated by people who are not as committed to working as we are, we will have more love.

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in the lap

I’ve been thinking more about sitting in God’s lap (this is attributed to Calvin) since I have had this little guy sitting in my lap lately… When I see him, I wish to have him, awake or asleep, sitting with me.

in my lap

I find such peace and rest when I climb up into God’s lap for an extended time of prayer. Last week, someone tweeted that we should feel guilty if we were to fall asleep in prayer. The writer implied that God is not bothered by our falling asleep in His lap. As I think of Little Will sleeping in my lap, I really get this idea. To have sat with God long enough to relax and rest is, I think, what He longs for with us. He longs for such intimacy with us. Plan to climb up into God’s lap with His word in yours and rest with Him.

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concern

how could your concerns point to calling? Read a couple of question I posted at CEOKIDS.ORG

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