Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Oh How Easily I Forget

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God- this is your spiritual act of worship." Romans 12:1

Since my last post I have already so easily forgotten what God was teaching me. He is screaming it in my circumstances; yet, I stress and I miss the purpose.

When will I learn?

Why does my mind and heart fail to hold on to what He teaches. His purpose is found in hard times....I miss the application. I can learn it through the tugging of my heart strings. I just lose sight in the day to day.

Application is it the heart of learning. If I lack application, am I even learning?

I would say I'm learning, but God has to get my attention in my circumstances. Once my stubborness fades, I understand that my struggles match the very things am I learning.

Imagine that....

Just something to think about.

In His Name,

Jennifer

2 comments:

My name is Cait said...

I was just thinking about that last night. But I was also thinking that if I was better at choosing to do things God's way how self-righteous I would become. I'm not accusing you of that but I know that I need to fail and forget and I need God to remind me so that I can glorify His faithfulness not my own ability to do things right.
But your are right, why do we so easily forget? Maybe the Israelites weren't so stupid after all... just human.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I'm 21 years your senior (Happy Birthday by the way), and I still forget. Seems like I'm forever one a field trip with God rather than learning some lessons in the classroom. Hang in there, precious daughter of God. Age and life experiences birth rich perspective along these lines. Your faith is growing, step by step, and God has hemmed you in... from behind and before. He know where you've been; even more importantly, he knows where you're headed.

Go with God and rest in his loving presence this week. And remember to forgive yourself a lot! God has already done so.

peace~elaine
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