I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.


According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.       Hosea 13: 5-6


Isn’t it so true that we cling to God like a life raft when things are rough, during the “wilderness times,” but it’s really easy to drift away when things are going well?  When life is smooth we tend to depend more on our own strength, and it’s only during the hard times, when we see clearly our own ineffectiveness, that we realize how foolish that is.  How many times do we worship the work of our own hands, as it says in 14: 3?  It’s so easy to be focused on our money, our possessions, our work, rather than looking to God for our every need.  And why do we have to learn this lesson over and over? 


How awesome it is, though, to know that there is forgiveness and restoration in our LORD. 




They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.  Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols?     Hosea 14: 7-8


So for today, I must:


Pack lunches
Eat breakfast
Quiet time
Blog (without getting sucked in to the black hole of xanga-surfing)
Exercise
Finish laundry
Do school with younger two
Pay bills
Sew (finish this dress that’s been lying here for two weeks!)
Also I have scrubbed the basement shower 


Then maybe I can xanga-surf! 

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About dayuntoday

I'm a wonderer. I spend a lot of time mulling, pondering, and cogitating. This is just a place to park some of those thoughts.
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3 Responses to

  1. fwren says:

    You’ve put in quite a day already!  Gonna wear that new dress down here in a couple of weeks?  Oh yeah, I need to scrub the shower too!  😡

  2. Anonymous says:

    Praise God for forgiveness and restoration!  :love:

  3. ElizabethDNB says:

    I know that that is true for most people, but to be honest I do draw close, maybe even closer to the Lord during the good times.  The bad times make me struggle with faith a lot more, but in the good times, I know who to give thanks and credit to and it is easy to be happy in Him.  Does that make sense?

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