Wow... did I eat a lot. I hope you all had a great thanksgiving break as well! Food is my enemy now. Jk. Sill have leftovers to work through.
Here's what the Lord taught me yesterday:
Psalm 131 says, "O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my should within me."
A weaned child with his mother is a child at peace, a child at rest. He's not there with the intention of getting anything out of his mother (pun intended). The Psalmist has apparently been wrestling with the Lord, or at least trying to get answers. And in this prayer, he agrees to just stop asking questions. He has "calmed and quieted" his soul.
This is true rest. This is the Sabbath Jesus gives us. This deep REM-cycle of the soul is what we ought to experience when we draw near to the Lord. I find myself, especially in the ministry, coming to God's Word trying to suck something out of it. I treat my time with God as if I'm a mercenary.
Pray for me to "calm and quiet" my soul and just enjoy the presence of God. "In your presence there is fullness of joy" Ps. 116:11. I will pray the same for you.
Let's all pray this for our students. Nothing will make them true disciples apart from soul-healing-and-filling experiences with Christ through the Scriptures. Let's pray that Christ would so infiltrate their existence that they can't help but be totally desperate for him, totally dependent on him, and totally devoted to his mission.
I love you all,
- Next Sunday 12.6.2015 - Leadership Meeting @8:15, biscuit orders will be happening :)
- Redneck Christmas Party 12.13.2015 - We'll talk about this at the leadership meeting
- Winter Retreat 2.12-14.2016 - If you want to be a chaperone, let me know ASAP.