Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday Afternoon

This is Stephen. There was a little napping going on at our house this afternoon. Does it ever seem tiring just being awake sometimes? Today we got a big girl mattress for Clara, so this was the last nap in the crib (if she is up to being a big girl that is!).

Some people just need a soggy thumb and a special blanket to sleep well. (Not that I ever needed the same...)

Some thoughts from Ps. 47:4 "He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah."

According to Eph 1, this inheritance that believers partake is that we have been predestinated according to the PURPOSE of a sovereign God. And the outcome of that purpose is that believers in Jesus Christ are the praise of His glory. Are we willing to accept from God's hand his choice for us in this life? William Secker says "We are not to be troubled that we have no more FROM God, but we are to be troubled that we do no more FOR God. Christians, if the Lord be well pleased with your persons, should not you be well pleased with your conditions?" He knows what is good for us, far more than we do. It says that His choice is the EXCELLENCY of Jacob whom he loved. He is prepared to give the very best he has. Do not be like the children of Israel in Josh 18:3 where Joshua says to them "How long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the Lord God of your fathers HATH GIVEN YOU?"

1 comment:

Laurel said...

Sweet pics and encouraging thoughts. Thanks, Stephen. And Happy Fathers Day!