Friday, May 28, 2010

Norah drew this picture of an open Bible. Note the red ribbon bookmark. Very cute. I discovered it in a stack of her random doodles she made during her free time. I like it so much, I think I will use it from now on when I write something "devotional" in nature, like what's below.

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What "soundtrack" is playing in your head today? What truths (or untruths) are you dwelling on? We should all make a "play list" of our favorite Bible verses and keep them on "repeat." Here's my current "top five."

Notice the theme. I hadn't noticed it until I collected them here.

Isaiah 66:2-"For my hand made all these things, thus all these things came into being," declares the Lord. "But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit and who trembles at my word."

Proverbs 1:23-"If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you."

John 15:5- No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from my father, I have made known to you.

Romans 8:15- For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

Isaiah 57:15-The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this, "I live in a high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble."

I think God's really trying to drive the point home, don't you? I think he's saying, "Yes, I'm high and lifted up, but I want to be close to you."

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