There are so few pages left in the book, compared to what is behind. Almost every page has marks from my yellow highlighter-and pencil scratched words. From my purple pencil.
The thing is, I don’t think I’ve ever come this close to completing a years worth of devotions. I’d start so many years off with good intentions…and then, some where along the way, I’d become distracted by life, or find yet another devotional that piqued my interest spiritually and on that train I would hop.
I have spent mornings “writing out” prayers and devotionals on the lined pages of my Oswald Chambers devotional, “My Utmost for His Highest”. I’ve turned on my computer less and less and dug into the book more. The Lord has shown me things in my life almost every day. Because I ask. And I’ve been looking at things in a different light. Because I asked.
I suppose you would think after what we’ve been through as a family, all I might see would be shadows, and I’ll admit quite readily, there are those days. But there are more days when I catch myself looking toward the Light.
When the year is done, and the curtain falls into place to close out this season, the book will go on the shelf in our office. The lessons learned by heart from the Holy Spirit will remain in my heart. The highlighted words and penciled words will stand as a testimony of what spoke loudest to me. Names are written in the margin at the bottom and sides of who I’ve prayed for. You might be pleased to know, your name is there.
There is a book however, that you need to make certain your name is listed. The Lamb’s Book of Life. (Rev. 21:27)
Believing in God’s only Son is the Way. He is the Way, the Truth and the LIFE. (John 14:6) Without Him, there is no life. Oh, you may be living, but you don’t have Life. I cannot imagine breathing without Christ by my side. Without the knowledge that He will never leave me nor forsake me! (Hebrews 13:5)
In a capsule, I’ve not left blog land, nor have I stopped writing devotions. They are scratched out in pencil. My purple pencil. In my devotional book. They will make their way to the screen, as I prayerfully ask the LORD to show me “what’s next” on His agenda, I hope you will be along for the ride!
I’ve seen some mighty awesome things and I really want to share them with you! What is He showing you?
Are you looking for Him? Are you listening?
I have learned that when I THINK I’ve got the answer….He shows UP and shows me I’m wrong…
There’s my answer….and then there’s the RIGHT answer. His.