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A Scripture For Today

Okay, ever have something happen that leaves you going “whaa……?”

This morning, Mom asked if we could each pick one day a week to be responsible for posting the “Scripture for Today” on our homepage (front page, middle right-hand side). So, since Friday seemed as good a time as any, I sat down to search out the verse I might use. My bible was close at hand (the left side of my desk is home sweet home, when it’s not in my lap), so I slid it over and flipped it open to the place where my bookmark was still resting from my last adventure into the Word: 1 Corinthians 15.

I reread the verse that had struck me most. Verse 10 says ….”But By the grace of God I am what I am; and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain: but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.”

These words taunt me. Am I abusing that grace so that I can just be what I am? Or am I using it as the safety net that catches me when I fall, on my climb to become the person I can be in Him? Hmm…. Yet these same words encourage and inspire me. My heart yearns for these words to be true of my life, under his grace! But, as is my normal process, I consider the author of these words and life-experiences behind them and I feel the dart-like pain of my inadequacy and short-comings. Proof once again I have not yet attained the complete surrender and the self-sacrificing life that I wish too offer Him. But the grace is there. That glorious, overwhelming,  and completely undeserved grace. And, after all, that is the whole point of grace, right? So I closed my eyes and whispered a prayer of repentance, and gratitude.

Then, my eye was caught by a previously highlighted (pink) verse, at the end of the chapter….  “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Cor. 15:58

Ah! The simple (although not exactly easy) answer to how to discipline myself to be attain the testimony  “but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I”  question. To be stedfast and unmovable.  To abound in the work of the Lord, because I KNOW my labour is not in vain! Everything else is temporal and will not amount to a hill of beans! I prayed again; Oh Lord, please give me the wisdom to hide these words in my heart as I grow into the daughter meant for me to be! 

So, this is the verse I would share with the Shepherd’s Hill Homestead visitor this day:Friday, August 19, 2011. I logged onto the site, opened the “Edit this Widget” tab and………

“Wha……?”

For the past few weeks, 1 Thessalonians4:11 has been the “Scripture for Today.” It has remained unchanged because we have been busy moving and rearranging everything on this new site, so it remained “on the list”.  But the already typed-out and posted verse read:

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Cor. 15:58

Apparently Mom had already changed it for today, and meant for someone else to start tomorrow. I had not mentioned to her what I had been reading, so I hadn’t put it in her thoughts. But, there it was!

Wow. I love confirmation, don’t you?

John3:8
“The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

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Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58

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One Response to "A Scripture For Today"

  1. Angelia Angelia says:

    Amen Sweetheart! That is amazing and had to be God because this morning as I was reading my Bible this is the scripture that popped out to me. God was speaking the same thing to both of us apparently. Love the way the Holy Spirit confirms His Word!

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