I hate to be cold. Hate it. So I took 15 minutes to venture outside my toasty warm home and take some photos today. It isn’t much, but it sure shuts down this hilly, lake-filled part of the country.
Today I am doing Bible Study Methods homework and enjoying our newly upgraded Windows 7 computer. It’s nice having friends who work at Headquarters (Microsoft) and can provide operating systems and other goodies for a fraction of the retail cost!
So, just feeling rather nerdy today as I am spending so much time with my nose in a textbook or illuminated by the light of my monitor.
So, speaking of “nerdy,” I leave you with this:
There are only a few desires in life that can’t be quenched because the more you get it, the more you want it. Hydrating liquid, exercise and love come to mind.
Even fewer of those things are good for you. Unhealthy foods, drugs, cigarettes and laziness, for example. Anything you might be prone to worship as an idol, including those healthy things!
But Jesus is one of those good things. He’s the best, in fact! The more Him I ask for, the more Him I get, and the more Him I want.
It’s a wonderful cycle and I am grateful that it’s part of my testimony. I hope to share with you the myriad ways God has given more of Himself to me, in order to grow my desire for Him.
Then the disciples came and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” And he answered them, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For to the one who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. Indeed, in their case the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says:
“‘You will indeed hear but never understand,
and you will indeed see but never perceive.
For this people’s heart has grown dull,
and with their ears they can barely hear,
and their eyes they have closed,
lest they should see with their eyes
and hear with their ears
and understand with their heart
and turn, and I would heal them.’
But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. For truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
(Matthew 13:10-17 ESV)
I’ve been encouraged lately by a devotional website featuring two of my favorite things: the Bible and coffee. Internet Cafe Devotions provides “a daily cup brimming with blessings” for women.
Here’s my first contribution, which I made for my coworker who is needing encouragement not to worry about her pregnancy.