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I had a "pity-moment", not to be confused with a "pity-party", in my quiet time this morning. It was a brief moment, only by God's grace to snap me out of it. Of course, my very real issue with pride and self-centered went a little deeper than a mere moment.
Are you thoroughly confused now?
Okay, here's the deal. I'm doing a Bible study with Beth Moore, Pricilla Shirer, and Kay Arthor, Faithful, Abundant, and True- so good. Today, our lesson was on Significance. Well, that has very little to do with what I learned this morning, but I suppose it is the vehicle that got me to thinking. From there, I found myself comparing the trials my family is going through to the walk in the park another family is basking in. I know it's silly, self-centered, and a bit presumptuous, but where my heart was all the same. Naturally, the next thing to surface were those pesky "why" questions. I wasn't two minutes into my "pity-moment" when God brought to my remembrance two little, somewhat hard to swallow, verses.
When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?” Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!” (John 21:21-22).
You. Follow. Me.
This is where I have been during this Easter season- "Follow Me". I'm getting comfortable with in it theory, not so much in action. But, Lord, I want to.
The lesson of the day: Jennifer, get everyone else off your mind, and fix your eyes on Jesus. Follow His lead, where ever that takes you.
Happy Monday, guys and gals!
In His Name,