Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Turn You Northward

In my devotional reading, I recently came across one of my favorite notes from Amy Carmichael. She quotes Deut. 2:3, "Ye have compassed this mountain long enough." Many times we find ourselves compassing mountains of discontent, guilt, worry ... going round and round and round the wilderness of un-Christlike thoughts.

"Ye have compassed this mountain long enough, turn you northward."

We all need to be challenged to repent of our faithlessness, receive His grace, put those destructive thoughts behind us, and move forward in the call of God in Christ Jesus.

As we prepare for a long road trip with our crew, I was thankful for that challenge today. May my mind move "northward" to Heaven today even as tomorrow we move northward (literally) in our car!

1 comment:

Kate said...

encouraging indeed! thanks jen. you always have encouraging uplifting words coming out of you. you rock.