Monday, August 30, 2010

This Old House

told to TLC by God 8-30-10

I live in an old house - so old we don't know when the house was built on the property! But it's a unique house, one of the older ones in town and we've added our own touches to it these past couple decades. Now, old age has really set into our home, with us replacing - well - pretty much everything. I realize once again that God has used this in my life to teach me about my old heart. When God moved into my heart almost 25 years ago, sin had already set in and He had lots of work to do - replacing many things with Godly insight and love. As I look at my heart and my house and see all that's left to do to "fix them up" I get incredibly discouraged. Yet God, the Master Builder, ever assures me how much it's worth it - for both.

*Note: the current home project involves replacing the crumbling bricks in the foundation*

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Look&Be - the main thing God is trying to teach me as I try to get off the Busy&Doing lifestyle while I'm young enough to enjoy it! I fell asleep in the passenger seat on the way home at midnight from a late night big band practice - another hint that I'm really pushing it. Then my coffeemaker stopped working this morning, thankfully halfway through the pot. Yes, I live on coffee - not a good thing I know. So this blog will be about God at work in this ordinary person's life. I draw a line in the sand today, marking this as my attempt to REALLY learn how to "be with God" and to record how amazing Christ is in bringing me to the Father.