Monday, April 9, 2012
Josh 17:15 and Luke 11:8 "Impudence" (April 10)
This life is flat out difficult to live whether you are sixteen or sixty. I spent the better part of my afternoon undergoing inhumane tests for cancer. So far they are all negative and I am immensely grateful for that, having been down that harrowing narrow road. So, Joshua 17:15 speaks to me in the dilemmas of my day ~ If you are a great people, says Joshua, then take the land you already possess from the cave dwellers and from the savages, expecting the assistance of your God. Am I expecting the assistance of God to do what looms impossible this hour? Am I being impudent about it? Luke 11:8 makes me want to stand up in impudence. "Because of his impudence, he will rise and give him whatever he needs. And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." I am rising up in impudence today cause I need God's help or I just might crater.