but makes me miss Chloe today….
Happy Fall, ya’ll!___________________________________________________________________________________________________ "I write so I can know what I am thinking." —Linda Dillow
In our “Christian” nation today, Truth is being numbered with the transgressors!
“…and their voices prevailed.” Luke 23:25
In delivering Truth over to the will of the people, our “leaders” make laws and decisions ensuring the protection of our lusts, allowing the perversion and murder of justice.
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20
God, have mercy on our hardened hearts; open our eyes and hearts to see and confess that we have exchanged Truth for a lie, and in criminalizing Truth, we have unleashed on ourselves a most hideous evil that seeks to destroy us, both individually and collectively, from the inside out!
Burn this Word into my heart, showing me my own transgression from Your way, that I might not sin against You! Then, please Lord, heal my land!___________________________________________________________________________________________________ "I write so I can know what I am thinking." —Linda Dillow
It seems it’s always the little things that make life easier, right? This recipe card holder is my newest favorite little thing. Start with one small but powerful magnet encased in a curved solid base. Add one small metal ball and—viola—your recipe is standing upright off the counter to save space and messy spills! Note: It’s even fun to move the ball a distance from the stand and watch it roll across the counter and center itself on the magnet—just ask Leah! Something so simple seems a little pricey at $9.00, but to me, it’s worth every penny!
___________________________________________________________________________________________________ "I write so I can know what I am thinking." —Linda Dillow
I am always always always amazed that God comes right into the filth of my heart and offers His healing love to me; all I have to do is admit my need for Him, and He is right there walking me through to victory, working within me a pure heart!
“If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action].” 1 John 1:9 Amplified___________________________________________________________________________________________________ "I write so I can know what I am thinking." —Linda Dillow
Because I am an introvert—a shy introvert—I am sometimes tempted to study the Word for all the wrong reasons. You might be shocked to know that a shy introvert could take the sacred Word of God, build a monument to self with it, and dream of the “wow” moment of its unveiling.
But that is what I do when I spend time in the Word looking for “right” answers to “wow” others without that Word first being applied to my own heart in a way that effects change in my life.
Don’t get me wrong; this problem is not exclusive to introverts. I just happen to be one, so I am qualified to talk about it from that perspective.
Being a shy introvert can lead me to face all kinds of temptations to speak “wow”: an unhealthy longing for people to realize that, just because I am quiet, I am not a spiritual moron; a desire to promote self in spite of the fact that God has promised to do that for me—when the time is right—if I will just humble myself; a propensity to envy others who are able to aptly articulate aloud what they know about who God is.
When I open the Word, I remind myself that my time spent with Him is not about anything other than my intimately knowing Him: His love for me, His promises to me, His character, His correction, and His direction—our relationship; it’s not to build up an erudite bank of knowledge about Him to use to win the respect and acceptance of others and draw attention to myself.
Everything becomes all about Him—His glory—and who I am quietly becoming in light of the revelation of the Great I Am.
As I know Him more, I love Him more; as I love Him more, I cannot help but speak (at just the right time) the testimony of Who I know Him to be… without any thought of “self.”
And that is a genuine “wow” moment!
Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.
"I write so I can know what I am thinking." —Linda Dillow