'Now' only makes sense if we know where we came from and where we're going. Jesus knew.
(Genesis 1-3...; John 8:13-14; Matthew 5:18, 26:53-56)
My prayer is to live under the Lordship of Christ. I want to understand His creation, to understand where I come from, what I've been given, what I've been saved from, the life that I have in Him. I want neither suffering for the sake of suffering nor pleasures for the sake of pleasure but joy in all circumstances - joy that is rooted in Him. I want Him to write His words on my heart, to show me wondrous things in His word, and to put His praise in my mouth. I want to pray the Scriptures to Him, speak the Scriptures to my brethren, and share the Scriptures with those who are yet dead in Adam. I want the word to bring life to my soul and to bring life to other's souls. I want the word to bring me closer to Him and to bring others closer to Him.
"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:4
"Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4
My apologies to all the folks to whom I owe email. Tonight I managed to catch up on paper mail and I hope to catch up on e-mail tomorrow night. I'm still behind from the weeks when I was sick, but I'm finally starting to get back in the swing with paperwork and household chores.
Best wishes to all!
[I know...I still haven't caught up email - but, Lord-willing, I will soon!]