I'm back! It's been a few weeks since I've put out the newsletter. But, I've been busy. We had a revival at our church, and a death in my husband's family. So, I've just been taking time off, resting, and trying to get back into the thick of things.
Today is a new day - a new day, when you woke up, a new day in the world, and a new day, spiritually. I woke up this morning, thanking God for the ability to wake up! Without the breath He breathed into us, this morning would never have come. I consider the world as not my permanent home; I'm just passing through. As one song says, "I'm a Citizen of Two Worlds."
I started a Blog about things that interest me in the world, and otherwise. I feel I have to be accountable to God in what I post there, just as I have to be accountable to Him for what I do privately. So many think that it doesn't matter what you write; He's not adding that to your 'account'. I disagree. When you slip off the log into the water, if you can't swim, you will drown, provided there is nobody to rescue you. It's the same way, spiritually. If I slip into the world, and continue to sin habitually, then the power of God isn't going to stay with me. But, when I turn my life over to Him, wanting to do nothing that would offend my God, then He is going to be there every step of the way.
I don't know about you, but I want to keep my slate as clean as possible. Anything I can prevent from happening, I will. And, anything that comes my way I can't control, I'll turn over to God, before I'd give up!
Copyright 2005 by Barbara Sanders, Empire, AL. Used by permission.
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