Have you ever written down the stuff you usually only say to yourself? You know...the stuff that runs through your mind as you go about your day? You know...the stuff you would NEVER say out loud? I did that today. It was shocking. I rant about my irritating life, family, home... in my mind....WAY TOO MUCH! I must not REALLY believe that I have an amazing life. When I was younger, I would have never imagined the life I have. A sweet hubby. Three beautiful daughters. A comfy home to keep us safe and warm. I share this "truth" often, but I do not I say it to myself...in my mind...nearly as much. Why? Why is my mind occupied with such trivial, negative, energy-wasting thoughts...instead of the TRUTH of my life?
Do we really believe what we say we believe? Do we really see and understand the truth of our own life?
These questions lead to me to dwell on this: Do we really understand the extent of the gospel? Can we possibly fathom what it was that Christ actually endured, and then accomplished on the cross? Do we really BELIEVE...do we really LIVE...the truth of the gospel? Pastor shared these verses last Sunday. Perhaps you might dwell on them today.
But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was CRUSHED for our iniquities, the chastening for our well-being FELL UPON HIM...and by His SCOURGING we are healed. Is.53:5
All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way:
But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all...TO FALL ON HIM. Is. 53:6
He was oppressed and He was afflicted, YET HE DID NOT OPEN HIS MOUTH. Is 53:7a
CRUSHED. SCOURGED. OPPRESSED. AFFLICTED. and yet uttered NOT A WORD!