Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah BLOG

I read a whole blob of blogs the other day from a bunch of different sources, and for the first time in a long time I did what no writer should do. I compared. NOT a good idea. Won't go into the details of how that made me feel, but I know for sure those 'head hung low' thoughts and feelings were not from the Maker of my gifts and talents.

What's the point of keeping a blog anyway? Is there anything new under the sun? You know, not really. BUT, looking at slices of life through the grid of others in the Body of Christ can be like a Progressive Dinner if you allow the Lord to use them. You get your appetizer at this place--your lunch at another--every once in a while someone throws in a  cocktail--then dinner. After dessert at the last stop, you're stuffed!

The Lord reminded me this morning not to compare. Just fill up on Him and serve the food to whomever is hungry to receive it. This is the verse that lifted my chin from my neck in a way that only my Father could do:

I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he appears to set up His Kingdom: Preach the Word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebukeand encourage your people with good teaching. For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the Truth and chase after myths.

But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don't be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.

2 Timothy 4: 1-5 (NLT)

There's another blog for another day: Fully carrying out the ministry God has given me. 

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Lynette said...

Wow Laura,
You continually minister to me! I know it takes up a lot of you, to give so feely. For me, it is like we are getting to share coffee every morning. I love to sit with you and be ministered by Our Lord and Saviour through you. I am drawn to your candidness and ability to take the ordinary and make it extraordinary for the Glory of God. Thanks for all you do! Love you Lynette

Irene said...

The best thing I love about you and you writing is Honesty. And I bet our Lord Loves it too. He has already made you a blessing to many and will continue His work faithfully. God Bless you sister.