Remember when we hadn't been to the store in a while and mom pulled together remnant ingredients from the cupboards and threw them in the pot to create...something...? We called it "goulash". The last few weeks have bordered chaotic for me having been in and out of the country and the coffee shop (office). That being said, there have been few substantive posts to offer here at Ragamuffin Ramblings, but there have been various ingredients here and there .
So today is my goulash from the last few weeks.
I was just finishing up the book of Joshua where all the tribes are getting their land...EXCEPT for the Levites because "the priesthood of the Lord is their heritage" (18:7). I just stared thinking, "If I was a Levite, would I be alright with that, or would I complain?"
Its also similar to the question I think MacArthur posed: If you got to heaven and you got all the things we read about (streets of gold, mansion, loved ones, new body, etc.) but Jesus wasn't there, would you be alright with that?
Psalm 57:7 "My heart is steadfast, O God. My heart is steadfast." What do you think it would be like for your heart to TRULY be steadfast? I have found myself nearly daydreaming as to what that would actually look like in my life for my heart to be steadfast.
Who do you look up to? --> Will you be on that list for someone else? --> WHY will you be on that list?
My lack of creativity is directly related to my lacking prayer life.
Abraham is mentioned in Hebrews 11 in reference to his faith that "went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he went..."
In Mexicali, I watched as a few HS Students prepared their first sermons ever to preach to the churches. They were nervous with the weight of the situation and opportunity they were given. They were looking to where they had never gone.
Speaking has become a passion that I've allowed to be comfortable. When it comes to speaking, how willing am I to step up to the faith level? OR Am I just okay with it remaining comfortable topics and presentation?
BOTTOM LINE: How much FAITH am I enacting in my speaking?