So, bloggyland friends, what are you all devoted to? Is it food--see above semi-homemade cookies? Is it the computer? Is it an addicting tv show? Is it exercise? Many ideas might be floatin' around in your heads. But it's what's in our heart that truly counts.
I've mentioned before that I'm doing an online Bible Study with Wendy Pope( see my sidebar). It's fabulous. God is really opening my heart and eyes to so much! We are finally through Leviticus--whew!! And now we dive right into Numbers....mercy!
Listen to this nugget in Lev. 27:28
"However, anything specially set apart for the LORD--whether a person, an animal, or family property--must never be sold or bought back. Anything DEVOTED in this way has been set apart as holy, and it belongs to the Lord."
Wendy shared that we who have accepted Christ belong to the Lord. We have been set apart. God is never going to let us go! He loves us, and we belong to Him, the God of the universe! Will we pour that same devotion out on Him as we do other things that we are devoted to? We are reminded in Matthew 6 that we cannot serve two masters. We have to choose what is most important in our lives.
Some people are totally devoted to their children and spouse. Others are climbing that corporate ladder and believe that giving 110% of their time to work is the way to go. Still there are those who cannot say the word "no," and have nothing left to give at the end of the day due to exhaustion.
Personally, I am learning that I need and desire to give God my best, my first fruits, each day. I am spending more time with Him in the early morning than I am running. This is huge from Runner Mom! And y'all, I am loving it! The runs still occur, but they are not at the top of my priority list. Nor is the mileage. But God is! I am amazed as I watch the Old and New Testaments tied together!
So, what are you devoted to?
( A quick update on the push-up challenge that I offered to y'all at the beginning of the month..I will be doing 26 push-ups tonight before bed. I am starting to make sets of them. 26 is too many for me at one time!! Told y'all I have no upper body strength! But, I'm working on it!)