Thursday, April 30, 2009

Yes LORD, you know that I LOVE YOU...

I got up early this morning to try to get back on my daily meditation time...(if I don't do it before the kids wake up it just isn't the same) so as I got ready to do my old favorite, THE IMITATION OF CHRIST, (which never fails me) I got distracted...in my pile of papers I sat there and tried to tell Christ how much I love Him, how I am sorry that I am such a bad listener, how I hope He sees through my weaknesses and to my heart of hearts-where HE is the center!!!

Then the Holy Spirit reminded me of this scripture:

John 21:15-19
When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my lambs." A second time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Tend my sheep." He said to him the third time, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter felt hurt because he said to him the third time, "Do you love me?" And he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep. Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go." (He said this to indicate the kind of death by which he would glorify God.) After this he said to him, "Follow me."


Feed my lambs/Tend my sheep/Feed my sheep...hmmm, around here Christ says things to me more like this: Serve your husband, listen to you five year old, cuddle your toddler, clean your house, do the laundry, declutter, love your teenagers, stop being so distracted and listen to ME!!!

Lord help me to remember these words in my daily life as I serve my husband, love my children, and help spread the kingdom with those You put in my path daily.

THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+

2 comments:

Mau said...

That was excellent! I am guilty of the exact same thing--easily distracted from serving those I've been charged to serve.

Jo Flemings said...

This is beautiful- thanks for sharing it!