The good news is that my extended bible study time went amazingly well this morning. It’s so neat when the verses you read in the order in which you’re studying directly apply – God’s cool like that. It’s as if He moves verses around to make them come up in the course of reading, but He doesn’t have to, because He planned it all out in the beginning.
But the verses that were really great were in Isaiah 1:
19 If you are willing and obedient,
you will eat the best from the land;
20 but if you resist and rebel,
you will be devoured by the sword.”
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
And the coolest part is that I had a note in my Bible that I had read the exact same verses a couple of years ago right after Chris and I had obeyed God in a meaningful way and He had immediately let us see the fruit of our obedience! So needless to say, it was very encouraging.
And thank you all SOOO much for your encouragement on that post! It really means quite a lot to me to know that I have that support system.
However, there’s some bad news as well: My Mom broke her leg and hurt her head this evening while helping my Dad build a deck. She’s still in the ER currently and they’re putting her leg in a splint until they can schedule a surgery date. Apparently it’s pretty serious – it will involve plates and such.
Mom always has a lot on her plate and a lot of people that depend on her, because she has QUITE the servant’s heart (as I have blogged about previously). Because of that, I know that this will not be an easy time for her. Besides all of her own things to take care of – a large vegetable garden, chickens, a house, BUILDING a house, etc, she’s also involved in a lot of Church stuff, most currently VBS next week. Pray that she can know when to slow down to heal and let other people serve HER for a change.
In the meantime, Ali and I will be brushing up on our weed-pulling and chicken-wrangling skills.
Regularly scheduled blog programming will pick back up tomorrow.