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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Saturday, January 26, 2008


It has been a week of ups and downs. Ever have a week like that? Actually it seems that this month has been that way as well. It has been a week with a lot of emotions - good and not so good. As I talked to one of our sons this week about something that he had done wrong, the Lord pinpricked my heart as well and showed me an area where I too had sinned. OUCH! I look back on it now and can shake my head and say, "What was I thinking?" But at the time it seemed like and okay choice to make. In light of my own sin, I found that I am more sympathetic to my son. Not that either of us were right. Both of us are in the process of seeking restitution.

I find that as I grow in my spiritual relationship with the Lord, He makes me more sensitive to things. I am quicker to see when I do things wrong, and seek to make things right. I am more aware of the Holy Spirit and His promptings in my life. Obviously I don't always get things right-far from it in fact. But I have my eyes focused more intensely on the goal of being more like Jesus. I pray He continues to prick and prod my heart into the right direction. May I learn to be more like Him each and every day.

1 comment:

Natalie said...

Discipline is difficult, but always worth the spanking.