Perhaps a quick memory, for others an introduction to a comics classic:
the Menace found himself in a familiar spot. Once again he sat on a
stool facing the corner of the kitchen. “Time out” in the corner where
he could be monitored was a common position.
took his place this time, while facing the corner, he was heard to
mumble: “I may be sitting down on the outside but I’m still running
around on the inside”.
You know what he's saying? It's
just like that whenever I sit down to spend some quiet moments with God
and His word. I'm sitting down on the outside but things are running
around on the inside. Things may start out peacefully each day but it
doesn't take long, most days, for things to begin to unravel. I may be
driving quietly on the outside but I'm jumping up and down on the
I have made this statement before. Some of
the most wonderful words in all of scripture are the words of a young
man named Elihu as he addressed the wrong thinking of an aquaintence
named Job. You can find these words in Job chapters 32 through 42. The
words of Job, upon coming to grips with the truth about God, are
insightful: He said: "
(Until now) my ears have heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. I therefore despise myself and repent in dust and ashes. v 5-6
become so easily distracted that we fail to see Jesus. Our ears give
us false comfort but it is only when we see God with our eyes that we
pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so that you may
know the HOPE of His calling, what are the RICHES of His glory of His
inheritance in the saints (you an me)and what is the surpassing POWER
toward us who believe!" Ephesians 1:18
with me on the Ephesians prayer. Personalize it and pray it for
yourself. Write it down and pray it for yourself regularly. Life is
available if we begin to see Him!