89- Seeking Him,
Hearing Him Speak
October 12, 1982
A miracle has happened. It’s 5:30am and I am showered and on my knees! May this early rising be my daily experience, Lord. O God, I need so much to begin my day in selflessness and in Christ.
1 Cor 3:8,11 each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor—but the foundation must be on Jesus Christ!
1 Cor 3:12-14 Each man’s work will become clear: it will be revealed by fire; if it endures he will receive a reward.
I want rewards! I have been thinking: I am hanging on by my thumbs, but at least I’m hanging in there.
But I see it could all be wood hay and stubble. My efforts may all be burned up.
I must get the Word in me, I do want something to show for this struggle. I want to grow up, Jesus.
I am in great discouragement and grief, having lost my temper with Timmy last night and feeling so broken. Oh such sadness that I would yell at a precious boy like my Tim. I do want to discipline him effectively but not from my anger. From Your great and glorious loving heart.
Luke 1:38-42 Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word.
But Martha was cumbered about with much serving.
MARY CHOSE PAYING ATTENTION TO JESUS’ WORDS.
Reading Home Grown Kids, by Raymond and Dorothy Moore. They emphasize warm, consistent, responsive parenting. Responding lovingly always, firmly when necessary and with some imagination.
I was always seeking You, Jesus! And You never failed to meet me.