Thursday, September 6, 2012

Take heed

Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.  Hebrews 2:1

I heard an excellent sermon last night (from the hubby) on avoiding the danger of neglecting your salvation from Hebrews 2: 1-9.  In this sermon, he stated that we should be addicted to God's Word.  In the world we live in, many people are addicted to many things.  This world has so much to offer, though not always good.  People are addicted to drugs, alcohol, pornography, television, their children/family, materialism.  We should desire God's Word above anything and everything.  When we fail to heed God's Word, there are consequences.  I pray the Lord will help me to take heed because all I want is to please Him.  May He make His desires my desires.  May He make me hunger and thirst for His Word always and to despise my sin.

Since making this, what I like to call, big move, a few people have said different things to me such as, I'm so proud of you, I admire your courage, I'm not so sure I would do it, so on and so forth.  While all of these sweet people meant well, I started letting this get into my head that I had done something special.  In a sense I've thought maybe I deserve to have what I want because I've done something good.  Wow, what a pitiful way to think, huh?  I didn't/don't even deserve that Jesus died on the cross for my sins and has saved me from eternal damnation, but He did, and He has called me to serve Him, wherever that may be, however that may look.  Sure it's difficult sometimes to be far from where you've always lived, your family and friends, but God is so good and so worthy to be praised, honored and served.  I'm not saying that I have arrived to where I need to be, but I am a work in progress with God's grace and power working in and through me.

I'm truly thankful that Jesus paid the ultimate price for my sins, saved me by His grace, and has chosen to use me/my family in some small way for His glory and His honor.  May I always take that serious and without self pity.

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.  Hebrews 2:9

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