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 reviveas 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:
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!