Tuesday, May 31, 2005

It just struck me. A Blog is a tremendous thing. Not only am I able to type out any old thing that's on my mind, but I can read whatever anyone else has decided to type out. What an outlet! I wonder how many world-changing ideas, top ten list novels, and box office hits could be found from the pages and (cyber) pages of blog entries!

Okay. That was my random thought of the moment.

On with the evening! I printed out the lesson plans for this week's study in Ezekiel. When I did, I printed it with both the Scriptures in NIV and in NASB. I also printed the references with the NASB. I think my goal for this evening is to review the cross-references. LORD! Clear my head and allow me to be completely sensitive to Your leading and Your perfect Word!!! Give me discernment as I study Your Holy Word this evening. Guide my eyes to see each detail of which You would have me to take note. Increase my FAITH!

Sometimes I am so stupid. I get so lofty and high-minded. I'm just a stupid woman. That God has any patience with me at all is remarkable. We've been studying Jeremiah for the last quarter, and his prophecies to the children of Israel. They were so arrogant and self-focused. They refused to listen to Jeremiah's prophecies of destruction. And then, when the prophecy was fulfilled, they gave the credit to the Babylonian gods. How stupid can you get? Well, duh -- God allowed that Scripture to be a part of His Word for a good reason. So that stupid girls like me could read and learn from it. Key word? LEARN! I'm as hard-headed as the Israelites were.

GOD!! Don't allow my heart to be totally hardened to You! PLEASE consider me; I'm Your child--I know You love me -- You've counted the very hairs on my head! Please open my heart and eyes to Your perfect will. Please place in me a desire to be obedient. I want to be obedient to You. I want to serve You--I want to glorify You and sing Your praises. I don't want to be self-destructive like the Israelites were.

We're getting ready to start a study of Ezekiel and Daniel. Lord, I really want to hear You as I study Your Word. I want to learn from Ezekiel and Daniel. Give me a hunger to learn and to live what I learn.

Lord, I do love You.