No blog post today. Two reasons: First of all, this entire week is dedicated to me packing up my house and preparing it to go on the market (we’re moving to a new home in May….YEAH!!!!). I painted an entire room for the first time ever yesterday.
Many spiritual lessons there which I’m sure I’ll blog about at some point – like for example, the importance of not having the color blind guy (aka, ME) insist that the color is correct when everyone is saying otherwise. We painted half of the room until I finally was willing to admit that “ok maybe it won’t look different when it dries. Maybe it’s the wrong color.”
Second reason is this: because I was tucked away painting and packing all day yesterday, I just heard about the tragedy in Boston this morning. Don’t really know what to say. My heart goes out to everyone involved.
I don’t have much to say, but I will share some of verses that I read this morning during my quiet time with Jesus.
“The house of the wicked will be destroyed but the tent of the righteous will flourish.” Proverbs 14:11
Don’t worry, God sees all and takes note of all. The wicked will not go unpunished. The Master and the Judge will one day walk into the courtroom and once He does, court will be in session.
“When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down; but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God.” Proverbs 14:32
We, the people of God, must make sure that we turn to the right source to find answers. Turn to men and you will find despair. Turn to God and you will find hope. He is our refuge and our fortress and our rock in whom we trust.
"The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out." Proverbs 13:9
Never be tempted to think that your righteousness doesn’t matter. Never ever EVER! That’s the only thing that matters. Whatever the conflict might be or whatever the trial you’re facing, face it with integrity and honesty and righteousness. A pure heart is our strongest weapon and with it, we can stand boldly, no matter that the trial may be.
Without it…well…good luck.
Wish me luck with the painting :)