Friday, October 19, 2007

2 Peter 1:3-4
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

When I read these verses, it felt like a large, long, splintery, 2x4 smacked me across the head.

I've been in hand-to-hand combat with some tough truths in my life lately, which makes me want to get on internet dot com and research it to death. Then, I want to buy books to help me work through things. Then I want to talk about it with my friends. Then I want to curl up on the couch and cry. Google, sob, repeat.

Then, yesterday, God shined a splotlight on my foolish pattern. I took a figurative step back when I read those verses. Through HIS glory, HIS goodness, HIS divine power, he has given me EVERYTHING I need for life. I know godly input is invaluable, but clearly, I was putting my trust in that rather than His divine power. Hmmmm...

So now these verses are marinating in my heart and I am learning to rely on God's power to change me. This is not easy. I have control-freak tendencies. I want to change me. God startlingly and painfully brought to my attention that it really doesn't work that way.

Sometimes his goodness just knocks me over and I just had to share.

Also, I wanted to post something not relating to food. (More of that later because we had a medium-sized caramel corn eruption last night.)