Sunday, December 06, 2009

Expectation


I am expecting the presence of God today -- in my life, in our church.  I never want to be guilty of trying to do church without God.  Thankfully if we invite Him with an open heart, and we praise Him, He shows up.   I always tell our church people that with the way I love to sleep, I would never want to get up as early on Sunday morning as I do unless I really thought God Himself was going to show up and do something.  Truthfully nothing I could do on my own would be worth getting up that early for!  LOL   This morning,Maddie got me up at 5:45 AM to go potty out in the cold, dark and damp place that our neighborhood is this morning.  It's time for some hot chocolate and oatmeal! This morning I'm up for Jesus, AND Maddie.  :)

Oswald Chambers is one of my favorite authors, the book My Utmost for His Highest being one I have read many times.  It's the sort of book you never fully digest and get something amazing out of every time you read it.  Chambers once said, "It is not God’s promises we need, it is God Himself.”   How many times do we seek God's hand instead of his face?  How many times do we seek his presents instead of his presence?   There are many things I would like to have in this life, but nothing compares to the presence of God.  

Today is going to be a really busy day with early morning rehearsal, class, church, choir lunch, another rehearsal and then going on a dinner date and to to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra with some good friends.   Still there will be nothing greater than whatever God shows up to do.

1 comment:

Leanne said...

Too bad dogs don't know the difference between a day off and a work day ;o).

Enjoy Trans-Siberian...one of these years, they will be in my area on a day when I DON'T have something else going on!!!!