OK…I posted about Wiphan‘s new shirts yesterday…but just in case you missed it or that picture didn’t quite give you the FULL picture—here’s momma me sporting it to church this mornin’. Yep. I think you can sport this baby ANY season b/c it’s light and long sleeve—and you can dress it up or down. BETTER than all that—the proceeds go to help support our orphans and widows in Zambia. The best $38 you’ll ever spend on a shirt. Yep. It’s worth it.
And let’s take special note of the haircut. Yes, done by yours truly in an attempt not to waste money on something silly like my hair. I’m gettin’ crazy here people.
And as if I wasn’t already crazy…I had to sport my chicken purse with my ensemble…truly–you need this amazing ensemble explained (the tshirt has sooooo many cool things on it you must know about!)
You can buy your Wiphan burnout tee here. You can buy your 147 beads here. And if you want to be cool like me with a chicken purse (truly a way to meet strangers and a fantastic conversation piece!) you can buy yours here. You know there’s something deep, deep down in you that wants one;). But seriously—the Wiphan tee is a must;).
Now…before I get toooo crazy on you—I think it’s time to turn to our daily scripture reading…
These two chapters of Deuteronomy document the song of Moses that he publically sang to Israel. The chapter in Psalm 90 summarizes it. Moses proclaims the name of the Lord. He reminds them that the Lord was their deliverer—their caregiver—their loving Father. And then he reminds them how they began to relish more in the things the Lord blessed them with than Him. And quickly, they forgot the Giver.
No longer did they listen. No longer did they follow. No longer would their lives represent a people sold out for the Lord. And the Lord would not forget them. No, He would not let them go. They had roused His jeolousy–the Lord’s anger had blazed and the Lord had work to do…also known as justice.
The Lord is the God of justice. And He will always, always, always bring justice. For some it will look like redemption. For others wrath. Oh that we would LOVE, TRUST and FEAR the Lord!
Moses then pleads the people to TAKE HEART the words of warning he has given and to teach them to their children. “They are not empty words—they are life!” he says.
Then in Psalms—I love how it is written that the Lord has been our home.
And my favorite part of this song is the end…
How long will you delay?
Take pity on your servants!
14 Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love,
so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.
15 Give us gladness in proportion to our former misery!
Replace the evil years with good.
16 Let us, your servants, see you work again;
let our children see your glory.
17 And may the Lord our God show us his approval
and make our efforts successful.
Yes, make our efforts successful!
Did you know that the Lord wants to WAKE YOU every morning with Himself?! With His joy? Oh that we would NOT be like Israel and forget WHO the Lord is! Oh that we would not forget His nature and His goodness!
Have things been hard lately? Remember that He loves you. But why this? WHY? WHY Lord if you love me? We must remember that His love is not a pampering love but a PERFECTING love. When we truly, truly, truly get WHO He is—we will love Him, trust Him and fear Him. And what we truly, truly, truly think about Him–it is the most important conclusion you will ever come to in life.
What you think about God—will determine every action you do—how you choose to live and what you do. He already knows EVERYTHING about you. EVERYTHING. But He deeply wants YOU to know EVERYTHING about Him too.
Where to start?
Look for Him.
Meet with others to talk about Him.
And back to His Word.
He is omniscient—all knowing (Isaiah 40:28). He is omnipotence–all powerful (Gen. 1:1-3, Exodus 4:11, Daniel 4:35). He is omnipresense—EVERYWHERE…this should be both a comfort and a warning. He is eternal and immutable–UNCHANGING (Exodus 3:14). He is Holy—PURE (Isaiah 57:15, 1 Peter 1:15-16). He is righteous and just (Psalm 116:5, Ezra 9:15). He is Love (1 John 4:8). It’s a perfect love–not pampering. And He wants you to know Him.
you have been our home!
2 Before the mountains were born,
before you gave birth to the earth and the world,
from beginning to end, you are God.
May you know Him deeper as you prioritize your days around knowing Him deeper….Amen.