Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Empty-Headed Life

One of my favorite verses in the bible is 1 peter 1:18-20. I have it written on the wall in our family room, so every morning when I'm praying and visiting with God I can see the verse. This is what it says:
"Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. It cost God plenty to get you out of that empty-headed life you grew up in. He paid with Christ's sacred blood, you know. He died like an unblemished, sacrificial lamb......God always knew He was going to do this for you."
It's good for me to read this verse daily, because sometimes I forget a few things. I forget that life is a journey. I want life to be an event. I want to get my stuff over with and move on with the "good stuff" ! Failing to realize that life is a journey and in that journey God is growing me through the good and the bad, and in the midst of that I must travel deeply with Him, knowing that He is there to carry me. He has paid the price for everything already, even though I may be reviewing some of the consequences.
My Journey is with God. Its Him and me and all the Saints on the road to heaven, each of us with our own stuff. But, the price is paid. For me, He gave me a vision long ago of being securely wrapped in His robe, and forever Captured IN His hands.  This has given me great comfort and carried me through many a day.
Jesus, thank you for traveling with me and teaching me how to live deeply with you. Say That Again, You have paid the price. It cost you a lot to get me out of this empty-headed life, thank you!

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