This morning as the alarm startled me, bringing to a close a good night's rest, a sobering thought took over my mind. It had to be a "God thing" because it stopped me dead in my tracks and caused a holy introspection that I can't shake.
I'm posting the following lines now because I must capture the moment and share it with YOU. You must hold me accountable! My earnest prayer is that change will be affected and my life tranformed by the truth of the matter. GOD does see our every move, knows our every motive and is aware of every detail of our lives. Why are we content with that as long as nobody else sees all our warts? Aren't we ultimately playing out our lives for an audience of One...the God who created us and redeemed us?
May God, by His Spirit, continue to challenge my hard, cold heart in the days ahead. And, if these deep, deep thoughts are from Him, and I believe they are, may He use them to cause others to think as well...for His name's sake.
Here are the opening lines...
Were my whole life a movie
Shown for all to see;
Just how far in do I think we'd get
Before it embarassed me?
Also, I found it very fitting (and frightening) that the verse for today (The Pilgrim Passage shown on the right) from the ESV seemed to fit right in with what I was being challenged with.
Here's that verse:
"Whoever says "I know him" but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked." - 1 John 2:4-6 (ESV)