Morning Thoughts

There is a Place For Me

I’ve been reading about all the different sacrifices required in Leviticus. How did they remember every single detail? It boggles my mind. I can’t retain but a tiny fragment. Reading this book of the Bible during this particular week, correlates in my heart with the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. God gave His Son as a sacrifice for us because we could never live up to the laws He established. Jesus became the atonement for our sins, creating a way for us to enter heaven and have eternal life. Believing in Him is the only way.

This was and is a gift. We can’t earn it. We can’t purchase it. We can’t brag about it. It is given to us through our repentance and acceptance of Jesus as our Savior.

I love reading the Bible. With the 3-year reading plan I began January 1st of this year, I’m finding time to read slowly, think about what I’m reading and how it applies to my life today. I am beginning to understand why I’ve heard the Bible is a love letter from God. It is.

I’m grateful for God’s mercy and goodness. For without Him, without the sacrifice Jesus made, my life would be different. Only by the grace of God am I able to see I am a foreigner in this world and do not have to be part of it. My citizenship is in Heaven and one day He will call me home where there is a place for me.

Morning Thoughts

A Peaceful Place to Rest

I was reading Isaiah 32 this morning and found comfort for this time. The chapter is all about Israel’s ultimate deliverance. It helped me to understand that God is at work even when I don’t see what He is doing. Verse 18 (NLT) says: “My people will live in safety, quietly at home. They will be at rest.” This is where I find my life. My home is my quiet place of rest, a place where I feel safe. Why? Because God’s presence is with me.

The chapter ends with verses: 19 and 20: “Even if the forest should be destroyed and the city torn down, the LORD will greatly bless his people. Wherever they plant seed, bountiful crops will spring up. Their cattle and donkeys will graze freely.”

Lifting my cup of tea as I give thanks to God for the blessing of a peaceful place to rest.