Monday, November 3, 2008

The Steps

Notice my new profile picture.

I picked this photo for a reason. Right now, I am doing a Beth Moore Bible study called "Stepping Up". It goes through Psalms 120-134 - The Psalms of Ascent. I thought I would share with you some of the things I have been learning from this study:

"You and I are going to learn to worship God with our whole hearts - whatever their present conditions - as we pick up our weary, blistered feet and take the next step with God." (p.16)

"We may have relationships with some people who don't highly prioritize integrity and who fight dirty, but somewhere along the way we've got to quit getting in the mud with them." (p.19)

"I am so grateful to God for the grace to believe amid the madness." (p.38)

"Let's face it. Most of us have a love-hate relationship with the places we've gotten our mail, but God intended to use every stop to equip us as servants.....You may feel like an exile within its city limits, but just as God spoke through the prophet Jeremiah, He wants to prosper you there." (p.41) This quote struck a chord with me this morning. Read yesterdays post. They go hand in hand. I think God is showing me something here.

Continuing to worship right where I am......