Most of you that know me understand that I don't claim to be very intellectual. My "deep thinking" normally comes from everyday life. I have a worped way of taking just about anything in life and turning it into a spiritual illustration, so here goes nothing... We started raising laying hens last year and I have come to realize that chickens are amazing creatures. A laying hen will spend all day working towards one thing, producing a healthy egg. The way they eat, the time they rest, and the way they cool their bodies in the hot Florida sun is all for one reason. Everything they do is intentional. They need to remain healthy so that they can produce an egg each day. A chicken must have all the right ingedients from food, water, rest, and exercise to create a healthy egg. What about us? What do we do in life to be an egg-cellent Christian? God has us here for one reason and that is to glorify Him. The way we eat (...give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:11), the way we act (..be imitators of God, as beloved children. Ephesians 5:1), the way we speak (..Let your speech always be with grace.. Colossians 4:6), and the way we rest (..Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28) all effect our ability to honor and glorify God with good works. I hope and pray that everything I do is centered around honoring God with my life so that I can be an EGG-CELLENT Christian.
I attempted another vegetable garden this year and for whatever reason I have been overrun with weeds and bugs. This is the first time in 3 years that this problem has seriously affected the growth of my plants.
You know our lives are very similar. We can go through life each day just going through the motions, but the weeds of this world slowly strangle us and take away our ability to grow. The Bible says,“let us lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us.”Hebrews 12:1 Let today be the day that you let God spray some Round Up on those problem areas of your life so that you can grow to maturity as a Christian.
I was thinking yesterday about how people strive to learn more and more to gain knowledge. Even many Christians desire to read and know more so that they can go "deeper" in their walk with the Lord. I'm all for growing in wisdom and in knowledge of the Lord and His Word, but the depth of your Christian life can be measured by how well you serve the Lord in the shallow end. The Bible says, "For I was hungry and you gave Me somethig to eat." You don't have to be a bible scholar to understand this verse. Serving the Lord is simple, just get out there and do it!!!
BUSY! BUSY! BUSY! The society we are in strives to keep us busy. Always coming and going and going and coming. I don't know about you, but I am the type of person who feeds off of the busy life. I love jumping out bed knowing that the day has something for me. I do not consider myself a work-aholic. I like to call myself a serve-aholic. Staying busy is great, but it can get to be to much sometimes. Listen to this verse, "Be still (MEANING: cease striving, slow down, zip it, quiet down for a minute, slow your roll, hold up) and know that I am God. " Psalm 46:10. Make sure the busyness of your day doesn't keep you from being still in the presence of God.
What in the world does it mean to blog? The definition of the word "blog" is a website on which an individual or group of users record opinions, information, and/or reflections on a regular basis. What I would like to provide with this blog is encouragement to all who read from it. A daily word that might bring a smile to your face. A quick story that might challenge you to grow in your walk with Christ. I pray that we can connect and ecnourage one another as we "blog" our daily journey with Christ.