I am blessed in so many ways, but right now I am thinking how blessed I am to have Rae Ann in my life. Just now I received an email from her that she sends out to many almost daily. Here is the nugget that she blessed my life with today:
"Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer. For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes." ~Deut 10:16-17
Do not be stiff-necked any longer....
As humans it is normal to want our own way and to think that our way is the best way. We go to great lengths to protect "our view of the world" and often to convince others that our view is the best view. I know that I have been guilty of this far more times than I want to admit to.
But consider God's view. I did this once many years ago when I found myself alone in a camp high in the mountains for 3 days following a hunt waiting for the outfitter and his horses to come back for me. One afternoon, I watched an airliner fly high overhead. Knowing that he was probably somewhere between 30,000-37,000 feet, it dawned on me that if the pilot were to look down right at the spot I was standing on...he would never see me. God however from a far more lofty perch sees my every move, hears my every word and knows my every thought. And he says to me today through His word..."don't be stiff-necked"...you don't have to have it your way...you don't have to be in control of everything...I know the plans I have for you, to never leave you nor forsake you. Just relax..
I write stuff. I talk about the stuff I write. God has blessed my life in more ways that I can list. I am not nearly as smart as I think I am. God is very patient with me. God has demonstrated how much He loves me. He gave me His only son Jesus. He gave me my wife. He gave me 5 wonderful children and so far 8 beautiful grandchildren. I am blessed above all men.