Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ahh, Sunday...


Ahh, Sunday...

It is God's day...

And MY day. It is supposed to be a day of rest...

So-o-o-o-o today Patti does not play cello in the worship band, so we do not have to leave for church at 7:15 am. That gives some extra liesure all by itself.
And we are going out for lunch with dear friends that we have not seen for a while. That thought is pleasurable also.

Sunday...

God's day...

But later in the afternoon, I really should straighten up the dining room. We moved everything around to install two new light switches. And Patti wants me to haul a 4 drawer file cabinet upstairs, and fill it with the files I brought from the office. And to get a running start on the week, I really should go through all the mail, and pay a few bills... And I really should empty out the desk in my downstairs study, and haul it to the garage to sell on Craigslist...

Ahhh. Sunday. The Lord's day.

"Lord, speak to me from your Word today." And immediately I read the following:

2 "Keep my Sabbaths; treat my Sanctuary with reverence. I am God.

"If You Live by My Decrees..."
3 -5 "If you live by my decrees and obediently keep my commandments, I will send the rains in their seasons, the ground will yield its crops and the trees of the field their fruit. You will thresh until the grape harvest and the grape harvest will continue until planting time; you'll have more than enough to eat and will live safe and secure in your land.

6 -10 "I'll make the country a place of peace—you'll be able to go to sleep at night without fear; I'll get rid of the wild beasts; I'll eliminate war. You'll chase out your enemies and defeat them: Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand and do away with them. I'll give you my full attention: I'll make sure you prosper, make sure you grow in numbers, and keep my covenant with you in good working order. You'll still be eating from last year's harvest when you have to clean out the barns to make room for the new crops.

11 -13 "I'll set up my residence in your neighborhood; I won't avoid or shun you; I'll stroll through your streets. I'll be your God; you'll be my people. I am God, your personal God who rescued you from Egypt so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians. I ripped off the harness of your slavery so that you can move about freely."

Oh MY!!!

Do I BELIEVE that? Really? Are they just words on paper? Black ink on white pages? Or are they REAL and POWERFUL? Is God speaking to me? Can He really accomplish this?

And I wondered if God could speak to me through Leviticus...

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