I don't know about you but I find it very hard to quiet my self, my mind, my inner spirit for very long even when I have a day that is not filled with many things to do or get accomplished. I can't imagine what it is like for young moms who are running after little children or chauffeuring teens to piano, dance or some other extracurricular activity.
That's one reason I have really enjoyed having Tuesdays off lately.
There is a bible study at my church that is taught by a very gifted lady who has the ability to bring to life the stories of the bible and to reach deep into the back ground of the lives of the characters and to apply everything our Lord has written for today's living. But first she always has us sit quiet for 10-15 min with thoughts she has placed before us to ponder so.. with all that being said, I thought I would share with you the things to ponder that were given to us today.
I believe in Jehovah God who created the whirling galaxies, the birds soaring in the sky overhead, the endless crashing waves and all that dances within them. I believe in the Father of all who knits together life, made in His own image, in the secret quiet of our beings.
I believe in Jesus Christ, the One with no earthly Father, with the dust of this earth between His toes,and with our names etched onto the palm of His hands, right beneath the nail scars..Who now sits at the Father's right hand making endless intercession on our behalf. I believe in the stone rolled away, in the Body body being raised, in the first fruits of the dead...and us all following soon, very soon.
I believe in the Cross as our only Hope, our only Claim, and our only Foundation. I believe that in the pounding surf of life we have only one thing to cling to: the feet of our Lord, hanging on that tree. His lifeblood flowing down, washing us whiter than snow.
I believe in the Holy Spirit. moving, whispering, indwelling our very skin. I believe in living by the Spirit, walking in the Spirit, and producing fruit in the Spirit... In the Spirit who helps u s in our weakness with groanings that can't be expressed in words.
I believe in the infallibility of the Bible, God's Word-a sure Word, a pure Word, the only secure Word. I believe the words on those pages are breathed from t he very throne room of heaven, are the love letter penned form the heart of the Lover of our souls; a beacon of light for stumbling feet to find sure footing on a dark path.
I believe there is more than believing. There is living what I believe.
I'm so glad I can attend this study because it forces me to be still and listen to God.