Monday, September 08, 2008

This World Is Not My Home.

Today's been one of those days. We all get them. Blah. But I forced myself to think of yesterday at church. In one day, we got to witness 2 baptisms and take the Lord's Supper. (I think I have about decided that I always cry at baptisms and godly weddings. It's a given.)

The ordinances yesterday served to remind me of God's faithfulness. It is a trustworthy saying, deserving of full acceptance, Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

So, I'm trying to get my head and mind out of the muck and set my mind on things above. To walk humbly. To pray without ceasing. To learn to be content. To grade papers and plan lessons and work on visual tools, to fold laundry and scrub dishes and go grocery shopping, to make calls and return e-mails and teach kiddos, to love and encourage Dustin, packing his lunch or listening about his day, keeping in mind that even these small things offer opportunities to magnify God as worthy of glory in all things or rob God of the honor He is due. My flesh wants to pout. But I must lift my eyes up to the hills, from where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord! Maker of heaven and earth...

And one day, His children, saved by amazing grace, won't need ordinances to draw our gaze upward, because we will behold Jesus Christ face to face!

4 comments:

Unshakable said...
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Joey said...

Thanks, James. I needed to hear that today. Love you so much! can't wait to see you next weekend..

mindy said...

Jamie. It never seems to amaze me how the Lord often takes us through things at very close times. Yesterday...I too had "one of those says," and as I woke up this morning, I still was in the same mood. But as I drove to work I prayed that the Lord would give me this attitude of thinking on things above...and lo, and behold, the Lord was faithful to ease my heart and to make me see that I am living for a God that is bigger than I am.
Thank you for remaining honest about who you are in relation to the great Lord whom we serve!

sarahdodson said...

This IS good. Thank you. I, too, have been feeling kinda blah/impatient about some things. We must keep our eyes on Christ! What a needful reminder.