Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Chair Time Tuesday

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I've decided to make Chair Time a regular Tuesday post and provide a place where we can share with one another what God is teaching us. You may leave a comment or use the Mc Linky to connect to a blog post that you have written. Just be sure to use the URL that directs us to your specific blog post. Also, please provide a link to 29linconlavenue so we can find our way back easier. I can't wait to see what God is writing on your heart as you sit with Him each day.

The Lord mostly speaks to me when I am sitting with the Him in the quiet of the morning, pouring out my heart over His open Word. Sometimes, He chooses other times and places to begin a conversation. This week it was in worship.

Sunday morning I had been faced with the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good of healthy vibrant children all needing me in the same moment. The bad of no sleep and the the ugliness of my own sin ringing in my ears as yelled at them. It was not pretty. And I knew it.

Later, during worship time we were preparing our hearts. Clearly, this time of preparation was just for me. We sang a verse that I had never heard before that went like this:

I'm choosing to die to myself and my pride,
what a glorious death it will be.

It was the cold hard truth. And it pierced my heart. That morning I needed to die to myself when I didn't get my way. When I didn't get the proper sleep. And when my girls were acting like children and not little soldiers. I could go on and on...

The amazing thing is that out of this death comes the most beautiful thing. The power of Jesus and all His awesomeness fills me up and I am instead made radiant with Him. And He overflows to those around me. Awesomeness verses ugliness. Enough said.

I was reminded this week that "The work of the cross is deadly but effective" (Tozer) This is true, but only when I allow it to be.

Looking Forward,

"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me..." Galatians 2:20

This post has been linked to Prayer and Share @ Heart to Heart with Holley

1 comment:

  1. Amazing post! Thanks for sharing! I am blessed by your blog! (And glad you got that Twitter pop up fixed...I was beginning to wonder if I would be able to read your blog again :)