A Few Thoughts

10.18.2010

I can't believe it's been almost 2 weeks since my last post! I would like to say it's because I've been so busy and just haven't had time...

But no. That is not the case.

The truth is, I just haven't had anything to really to write about or anything worth reading. But I have wanted to talk about the impact that a certain book has been having in the Janke household, so here it is!
Andrew & I have started reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan and although I started this book like a year ago, I forgot how awesome it is. It is a challenge every time I read it and there are so many things that convict me.

"What if I said,“Stop praying”?What if I told you to stop talking atGod for a while, but instead to take a long, hard look at Him before you speak another word?"

That is the opening line to chapter 1.  If that doesn't make you stop and think about how you approach the throne of the Most High, then I'm not sure what will.  This next line really made me stop in my tracks

"If my mind is the size of a soda can and God is the size of all the oceans, it would be stupid for me to say He is only the small amount of water I can scoop into my little can. God is so much bigger..."

Too much of the time, I put God in a box. A small box. I seem to believe that He will handle things the same way I would. I promise I am smarter than that, but sometimes, that is how I think. I also believe that I control grace and mercy and that I have control over what God will be merciful about. Again, I am smarter than that, but between my flesh and the enemy, God's greatness is sometimes forgotten in the mess that is my life. I am constantly reminded of weak I am and how much I need God. How I need His love, forgiveness and above all, mercy.

But you, O LORD,sit enthroned forever; your renown endures through all generationsBut you remain the same, and your years will never end
-Psalm 102:12, 27

I change. You change. Every hour something changes in you, around you or to you. It's inevitable. But how incredible to have a God that remains the same, no matter how much we change or mess up, and loves us despite all of those things. Praise God!

And on another, but still related note, I thank God constantly for the man that He gave me. Andrew is an incredible gift that I didn't and still don't deserve, but God still chose to show me His love through Andrew and for that I am so very thankful

On my own I’m only

Half of what I could be

I can’t do without you

We are stitched together

And what love has tethered

I pray we never undo

--Dave Barnes "God Gave Me You"

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Andrea said...

good word dear friend!

 
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