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Making Mud Pies

October 7, 2009

…The gracious hand of his God was on him, because Ezra had determined in his heart to study the law of the LORD, obey [it], and teach [it] statutes and ordinances in Israel. Ezra 7:9b-10 (HCSB)

A simple post this morning, one that has been on my heart the past week or so. Or better put, been convicted of. Ezra led the people of Israel in a great revival after their exile in Babylon. But this didn’t happen overnight. We see in this verse that he prepared his heart for the things of God. Paul echoes this same sentiment to Timothy, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (HCSB)

There’s a problem in our churches today when followers of Christ spend more time on facebook than they do in the Word of God. Father, forgive me, for being satisfied for making mud pies in the slum and not understanding what a holiday at the beach means. I am too easily pleased. (paraphrased from a C.S. Lewis quote)

John-David Meissner

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  1. October 19, 2009 3:35 pm

    AMEN.
    Thanks for continuing to challenge us.
    God bless all you do Darin. Your blog has challenge and inspired my faith in God. Thank you.

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