Friday, April 26, 2013

And then there's grace...

"So I went down to the potter's house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot shaping as seemed best to him." -- Jeremiah 18:3-4

We are none of us good but that is why there is grace.  I hold a cynical view of this world, but there is always grace.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

In case someone out there has an answer...

Something that started circling in my head on my walk today.

 “Pilgrims of the Great Divorce” – a line from Caedmons Call’s “High Countries”

I know what it’s like to be a child of divorce.  The uneasiness that accompanies.

I’ve been ruminating the idea of how we live in a dis-eased world and need healing – a salve – salvation.
Perhaps this all means something or I’m supposed to do something with it.

Unfortunately, I’ve no idea yet what that something is.

A Prayer

"Father GOD,
     I am thankful you are good and you are big and you are love.  And I'm so thankful to be able to spend this time with you in your presence.
     I've confessed it before [but] the habit has not left me -- forgive me for not being content.  Forgive me for indulging in fantasies and ideas like they are better than where I'm at.

"But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night." -- Psalm 1:2
"The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the LORD scoffs at them." -- Psalm 2:4

     Help me to think on your words throughout the day.  Help me to practice your presence.  You are victorious.
     I know it's not true, but sometimes it seems my life is so dull and disastrously boring.  Like the adventure has yet to begin.  But the truth is, I'm living the adventure now.
     I'm afraid that I will never love you half as well as I'd like to.  I so often feel like the 12 apostles -- I just don't get it. 
     And I'm so vain.
     May my life be for your glory.  In Jesus' name I pray, amen."