Saturday, July 16, 2011

It's So Simple, Really!

Last night I was conducting a Bible study via skype and there were some questions asked about the old Law and if they are all applicable. She asked if there would be a big difference when she gets over to the New Testament, since she's presently reading the Bible all the way through. Immediately I thought of two or three scriptures in the Old Testament that are what I call sums it all up passages.

 We took a look at Micah 6:6-8. Micah is meditating on what God requires. He asked rhetorically if God is pleased when we bring Him rivers of oil, or if we present before Him thousands of rams...And then he goes on in verse 8 to talk about what is pleasing to the Lord...

 do justice
love mercy
walk humbly with your God...

 And that about sums it up! For many caregivers we literally cannot do all the religious things like going to church, singing in the choir....etc. For us, and anyone else who wants to live a life humbly before our God this lets us know how much simpler it is than what we've made it. It's not the religious activity that gets the attention of His heart...it's our heart's activity toward Him. And that's much simpler than trying to jump through all the religious hoops to be pleasing to Him.

 Relax today in knowing that He isn't instituting a whole lot of rules that must be followed before we can reach Him. He's actually reaching out to us and waiting for us to get simple enough to just come...

2 comments:

  1. I love this. I still get to go to church but not as involved as I used to be. Still do worship flags and dance on Sunday AM and as many Wednesdays as possible. I a blessed that Paul can be on his own still. Know that I am praying for you and you are never alone. I am continually amazed how reassuring it is to read posts from someone who knows my heart. So many times I read and think how did she know how I felt about that. Thank you for being a blessing.

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  2. It's good to hear that the blog is helping you sort through at least a little bit! I'm glad you are able to get out for church, I am sure that helps a lot! Thank you so much for reading, and sharing a piece of your journey with us!!

    jeanie

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