Saturday, February 6, 2010

Found Bible

I don't blog much anymore but I wanted to type out this thought from my day Thursday. I'm having some struggles at work and the changes that are about to happen to me in it. But that's another story. I had a meeting Monday night at church after work, a rehearsal at Wrightsville beach Tuesday night after work, worship rehearsal Wednesday night after work, and a gig at Cameron Art Museum Thursday night after work...on top of that I'm sick and have no voice this week. I saw my kids for about 4 hours over those four days and was too tired to really speak much if at all with Rebecca. So when I got home Thursday night and was unloading gear from my truck I found my Bible. I was unloading the last of the many articles of clothing that had piled up through the week in my front seat and under it all was my Bible and I was rocked. With all the stress of the week I had not even thought about picking it up, to the point that I didn't even know it was there. I took a moment and quickly asked God where to read and Romans 8 was spoken to me and it ends like this: "31What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written:
"For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."
I have been searching for the right passage to express a thought for worship this SUnday and this is it. (I'm not going to share it all here until after church). But, throughout my "bad" week, and though I had forgotten to even think about God, He is faithful and just to wait patiently for me and is ready to give a quick "I Love You" through His Word. I would love to say that will not forget God again through a week but that would be a lie, I would love to say I give everything to God but that's a lie, I can say God gives everything to me and is with me in my work, sickness, travel, etc. God be my everything!! I'll simply do my best.