Time between Keith and I has been really sweet lately. I want to thank those of you who have been praying for us. One of the things that I have always desired is to be able to talk about the things of God with my husband. That sounds like something that should easily take place-but it has not because of the difference in our walks. And I have learned to be very careful how
much I share concerning what I am learning. I would never want him to think that I am trying to be his teacher -although in the past he probably thought that when I gushed with excitement over something I was learning.
So this past week when Keith shared this devotional with me from Charles Stanley--we had a nice little discussion. It was sweet. God is moving.
We even had a situation where we had a little disagreement about Julia. I was hurt by somethings said-but I did not react in an ugly way. Keith left for work and I was surprised and hour later when he called to clarify what he had said. He apologized. Something big in our relationship that has just begun to change in the last year or so.
It was just a sweet moment.
The following is part of the devotional that Keith shared with me.
For believers to obey the Lord, daily meditation upon Scripture is essential. But, some Christians try to live the will of God while opening the Bible only at church. This practice is similar to playing in a basketball game without attending any practices. It results in a lot of errors and frustration.
The Bible's purpose is to shine a light on God's true nature. It teaches believers His principles and commands. This equips them to make decisions that are pleasing to Him. (Dr. Charles Stanley?) I once skipped reading God's Word for a week so that I would know what non-meditating believers experience. Even in so short a time, I got "rusty". My thinking was clouded. My attitude suffered. I could feel my heart growing cool to God.
Did you catch that?
He actually skipped a week just so that he would know what I have been experiencing lately.!!!!!!
Can you imagine living that way all the time? So close to God.
Maybe some of you do---that is awesome.
I have been there before-but lately things have been dry.
Now, everyday I read scripture in something and read about God.
But my time in the word has been scarce. :0
I need to do a reversal of what Charles Stanley did to remind myself of
what I have been missing.
So I can pretty much guarantee that my thinking is clouded, my attitude
is suffering and my heart must be growing cold.
We will be doing about this immediately.