Sunday, March 30, 2014
March 31 "God Is Changing My Motives" Judges 3-5
This Book isn't about returning to God, finding God, only for a good life and good blessings. This book is all about finding God! Relationship with Him is our greatest good, our best blessing ever. The generations here in this book feared what we fear today: "the loss of the blessings that were providing them with comfort and a sense of personal well-being." 66LL. Too small! There's more.
God is more about changing our motives than just our behavior. I feel we look too shallow as we evaluate what we can do better, what circumstances need to change, what behavior needs to improve. No more! God heals us from within and transforms us. If we are not changing, we must ask why? Why do we do what we do? God heals us to change our impact on those in our paths---does the Beauty of God pour out of us and draw others into dependence on God. Psalm 50:2. Or do we play it safe in relationships not rocking the boat.
Deborah and Barak knew. "The leaders took the lead in Israel, the people offered themselves willingly, bless the Lord!" And the tremblings go on and on through the earth through those who trust. And when we forget ... will we repent when we remember?
COME BOLDLY: Timeless Prayers
Father, may my friends here with whom we walk be like the sun as they rise up in might. Judges 5:31. Make us mighty men and women who trust you when things go well and when things go wrong.
PHOTO: The ocean roars. Santa Rosa Island. Sunrise. Thinking about how God is changing my motives and my impact, not just my behavior and I couldn't be more thrilled.
Posted by Bev Brandon @ The Fray at 8:33 PM