Monday, September 8, 2008
My Walk Monday
As I was spending time with the Lord this morning, I was asking Him to show me what devotion I would do with my kids today. Of course, Proverbs came to my mind, but then I quickly thought to myself, "Nah." But, really, is that from the Holy Spirit, or my flesh not wanting to feel convicted? I love the book of Proverbs, I do. If you want to be put in check, that's where you go..lol. It's just filled with wisdom, knowledge, and just straight up, loving correction!! Well, I started to read some verses, and somehow, the Lord led me to Hebrews. I read the first chapter and then started the second.
Hebrews 2:1-Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.
That one verse to me is so powerful. I'm so thankful that my children love the Lord. I'm so thankful that I have a husband who loves the Lord. I'm so thankful they're not ashamed to say they love the Lord, and that they pray for others to know Him too. This verse spoke to me today because I don't want to get complacent in my walk. It can be so easy to get caught up in the world. I don't want to read my bible and let go in one ear and out the other (so to speak). The end of that verse says, "Lest we drift away." When I think of the word "drift", I picture the movie Castaway when Tom Hanks finally leaves the island and he's in the middle of the ocean with his only companion (the soccer ball). Somehow, the ball detached itself from the raft, and slowly but surely, it started to "drift" away. It didn't detach and then suddenly become miles away, it was a slow, but gradual process. We could be like that soccer ball in water, and slowly but surely start drifting away from the Lord IF we don't PAY ATTENTION!! It's like that feeling when you haven't been in the Word for a couple of days and you just feel empty. You feel far away, disconnected, if you will, from the Lord. It's just like any relationship. If you don't keep up in communication, it can just fade away. The difference is with the Lord, he doesn't fade away, we do. I want to share with my children the importance of keeping their relationship with the Lord, and not taking their salvation for granted. To not get caught up with world, but invest their time in things that are eternal...things that count. We need to hide (memorize) Gods word in our hearts...lest we drift away...