Friday, December 7, 2007

we all want to be noticed by others

I know my blog has been kinda quiet lately. I guess that's a good thing. It means I'm at peace inside. I often use writing to work out angst in my heart. So no angst......less writing.

Thanks for being faithful to check in.

Here's a link to a columnist that I love. He really speaks of heart issues that all of us experience but often don't know how to put into words. This column particularly spoke to me. Maybe it will to you, too:

Happy Advent!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Dressing Up

The end of one of today's readings (from Romans 13: 11-14) says, "But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the desires of the flesh."

Do I consciously do this every morning as I start my day? Do I "put on" Christ? I need to be more diligent about doing this daily.

The problem put Him on, I either need to take self off, or put Him on over self. And too often I kinda like my self to show. Self is comfortable. It's easy. It's like a pair of jammy pants or broken-in blue jeans. I like the admiration I get for self sometimes. I want to take credit.

But the cool thing is.....if I'm diligent to put on Christ, it's a natural consequence that I make no provisions for the desire of the flesh. Because it's Christ I wear then and not myself. Self and all of its desires are left in the hamper. And even though I don't get credit, I'm more attractive to more people because God is love.

So I hope you don't see "me" tomorrow. I hope you see that I have dressed up and put on Christ.