Monday, April 26, 2010

Chair Time

When I was a little girl, I attended Vacation Bible School each summer in a non-airconditioned church that had the most beautiful stained glass windows I have ever seen. I sat underneath the colored light streaming in from the morning sun and said this pledge:

I pledge allegiance to the Bible, God's Holy Word.
I will make it a lamp unto my feet, a light unto my path and
I will hide it's Words in my heart that
I might not sin against God.

I'm not sure I could write anything better than that today about why God's Word allows me to leave a legacy that will pull my children to Jesus. My legacy or story, is pointless without them knowing that the one thing that makes it possible for me to draw breath are His very Words that I read each morning in my chair time. His Word shows me the way. His word daily hidden in my heart keeps sin from taking too much territory.

My prayer is that I will allow His Word to richly dwell in my heart. That I will diligently seize teachable moments throughout the day to speak the Word to my children. But more than that, they will be able to read it in my face, see it in how I love their father, and experience it as I lay down my life and seek to be the mother He has called me to be. I have so far to go. More failures lately than victories. Gratefully, He is a patient teacher and class is always in session.

Looking Forward,

"If you would follow on to know the Lord, come at once to the open Bible expecting it to speak to you. Do not come with the notion that it is a thing which you my push around at your convenience. It is more than a thing, it is a voice, a word, the very Word of the living God."
Pursuit of God, page 82
A.W. Tozer


  1. I love your chair moments.

    I have so very far to go. Today, I am discouraged b/c I am not the wife and mother I'm meant to be.

    Beautiful post. And than you for your vulnerability....that's what draws me.

  2. What a nice, comforting post! And very timely since I've been feeling like a failure today as a mom. Thank you! ♥

  3. That is my desire as well! I want my little guy to grow in the knowledge of God's Word, and see it in my daily life as well! Thanks, friend!