Wednesday, May 30, 2007

He is Good. All the Time.

Talk about a timely message. This is how my devotion started out today...

Lord, God, help me to not allow the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth, and the desires for other things to come in and choke Your Word, making it unfruitful in my life (Mark 4:19).

I am frustrated that I took my eyes of Jesus and spent too much time pondering my circumstances yesterday. Sometimes, I wonder how I'll ever break free of getting caught up in the material things in life. I've often thought about missionaries who sell everything they own to go into missions and it amazes me. Maybe I shouldn't be so surprised that when God puts a call on someone's life, they obey it. Which brings me back to our situation...God has put a call on our lives and right now it is to stay here and be content. Perhaps I should just cheerfully obey. I believe someone eventually will buy our house and Jay will get a different job, but even if it all falls through, He's still a good God.

If physical things were allowed to satisfy us, our hearts would become proud. (Deut. 8:12)

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have an attitude that needs to be confessed and prayed away!


Classic MaMa said...

Hey babe, good job recognizing that you needed to pump yourself back up. :) I'm proud of you for all the growing you've done. Think about it: you never would have been able to do this last year, but now, it only takes a few hours for you to get up and dust yourself off. Good job, Meliss, keep running the race. Tell me if you need some gatorade. ;)

Stephanie said...

Way to go girl! Keep going!

TCC said...

First of the pic of the week. Ahhh the 80's. Loved it and glad to leave it behind. LOL.

Now, back to your post. Yes! God is good! I can totally relate to what you are saying. It isn't always easy to be obedient and then to be content and joyful in that obedience. But that is where there is true victory and freedom. We're all running this race together. Better tell Classic Mama to bring a few cases of that gatorade.

Praying for you!