Thursday, November 12, 2015
At the beginning of the year I shared my story. It was a story that needed to be told. Afterwards though I became stuck, where do I go from here? I was catching babies, doing prenatals, driving all over kingdom come and trying to get 8 hours a day of study time in. A very intense time for me. This season of my life was so busy with babies that I neglected alone time with God. There were times I craved that one on one but I kept plowing through the midwifery books. That short season has come to an end.
When I was in college I majored in Biblical studies. Back in the 70's that was not something young ladies did. I craved to go deeper in God's word. I was not satisfied then or now with most of the ladies Bible study books. With the exception of Beth Moore, who is a brilliant scholar and teacher, the books written for women held nothing for me. I have never been interested in "fluff".
We live in an instant society. Instant drive-thru food, instant news, instant feed back, entertaining and fluffy worship services and instant Facebook. There is no time for a deep discussion on anything. We are all like guinea pigs running on a wheel as fast as we can. Been there, done that and it is definitely not how I want to live.
SO here is the quote I want to start with today, "Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people." Celebration of Disciplines by Richard Foster.
My writing is a little rusty, probably a lot rusty so please bear with me. Think about the above quote and meet me back here tomorrow and let's go deeper.
In Christ Alone,
Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning Satan says, "Oh crud, she's up".