Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Moment in the Word

I had a few moments between band rehearsal and morning worship on Sunday. I picked up my bible to be familiar with the scripture that based the lesson.

I still had some time, so, I decided to work on my "reading plan". I am dreadfully behind in my "one-year Bible reading plan". I opened to 2 Samuel - couldn't focus there, so I flipped back to see where I needed to turn in the New Testament (I've got the Psalms nearly complete).

2 Corinthians, chapters 5 and 6. I turned there. Oh yeah. That's where I needed to be. The words came alive and my pencils started underlining:

2 Cor 5:4 - For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened - not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. (ESV)

That is it! THAT is the essence of the process.

Here on earth, in this body, and in this life, there are struggles. BUT, I don't want them taken away, I want to walk through them! For in walking through them, a bit of the mortal is replaced with Life. There is healing.

Peace, Hope, Joy, Love.... LIFE! (REAL life...)

Thank You God....

... for meeting, walking with me, changing me....

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