Familiarity SHOULD NOT breed contentment with Bible reading, but that is beside the point. The point is..
Today a verse jumped out at me, leaped off the page,
24:10 "and they SAW the God of Israel"
Hmmm. My mind starts to flash memories.
- the fertility doctor who sat across from me saying "I've heard of this, but I've never seen it before..." as I handed him the positive pregnancy test.
- the time we desperately need a car, had told no one and had no idea what to do and a friend calls out of the blue and says "hey, my husband got a promotion at work that came with a car and now we have this extra one, I was wondering if you guys wanted it?"
- when our biggest supporters (HALF our support) backed out and we were left on the mission field unable to pay for our seminary and my dear friend (who didn't know about the supporters...) calls out of the blue and says "hey, my parents want to pay for your seminary".
- the countless times on the mission field when we desperately needed money and it appeared in our mailbox.
- when we thought we were leaving the ministry and were as low as we could go and God reached in and put us right back where we belonged.
- and seriously it could go on and on....
After all that, how can I turn back repeatedly? How do I doubt? Why do I worry over such petty things? How many times have I started stripping off my jewelry and throwing it in the fire?
And I'm reminded of these sweet verses:
"O to grace how great a debtor daily I'm constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love.
Here's my heart, Lord, take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above."
What about you? Do turn back from the mountain and start removing jewelry?
Bind our wandering hearts to THEE.
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