This morning, as we sat at our table listening to Michael read , I worked on taking meat off bones I had cooked all night in broth in my crock pot. The boys were pretty grossed out – and I must admit, it is not all that pleasurable of a task. The boys asked me, “Do you LIKE doing that?” What a great spot for a life lesson, I thought! While my “short answer” is NO, there is so much more to it… I may not like the “process”, but I sure do enjoy the “end product”. (And so do my boys, I must add,lol!) I feel the same way when God reveals an error in my life: the process of humbling myself is not all that enjoyable, but, BOY, THE END RESULT IS SOOOO WORTH IT! It makes me think of Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Lord, I DO want You to lead me in the way of everlasting – may I embrace even the “messy parts” on my journey there. Keep me focused on the “end product”, so that I don’t quit just because I don’t “like” a step. Thank you, Lord, for never giving up on me. AMEN
Have you ever prayed this scripture for yourself? What did the Lord reveal to you?