Wednesday, December 7, 2011

2 Samuel 22:29

This past Sunday, Joel talked about the word

 repent


Little did I know that that word would haunt me until I did something about it.  I'm thankful that God sends his hounds after me with intensity when He needs my attention.  I would hate for some of these things to linger on.  I knew that something was going on when I did Hannah's lesson with her on Monday and there was the word again.

repent

I brushed it off as a happy little coincidence.  And then I showed up to class on Tuesday and there it was in big letters in the lecture

repent

I felt that tinge that this is something I should really look into, but what is it that I need to

repent

And so I let myself sink into the idea and out flowed the post from yesterday about homesickness.  And out came all those feelings and emotions that I was holding on to, not sharing.  And that was when I realized that I needed to

repent

And then there it was for the entire world to see, even though there are only about five of us that read what I say here (I adore each and every one of you!) and I was reminded of 2 Samuel 22:29

You are my lamp, O LORD; 
   the LORD turns my darkness into light.


In the midst of repentance somehow God led me out of the place of darkness, the cold place that I could see my self journeying towards, thinking "This is my cross to bear" and he placed me in the light.  And there I was turned away from the things that destroy and towards the one thing that brings life, God.  And I hear that word

repent

now and I think "Thank you, Lord.  For you alone can call me from the depths and deliver me to your doorstep. Thank you for the ability to

repent

That I may no longer be lost in my sin.  Thank you that when I

repent

You are there to welcome me home. Thank you, Lord, for this season in which you remind us all to

repent

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