Saturday, March 21st 2015

7:07 AM

Taken to Heart

It takes discipline to "get into the Word".  There are too many days in my life when I think I remember passages and concentrate on what I remember instead of rereading the scripture.

For example yesterday I was trying to remember the similarities of our God being the tree of life.  Wow, what a rude awakening I found as I perused the concordance at the back of my Bible looking for "tree" to no avail.  Then searching out all passages with "life" in them. 

One scripture led to another.  I was reading the Word.  I was not open to absorbing what I was reading, until I ended up in Matthew, Chapter 20, "workers in the vineyard".  I read over several times verses 1-16.

Pow, that was exactly what I needed to hear!  As the living Word was "Taken to Heart" I was moved by God in a compassionate way to concentrate more fully on living my life by Matthew 20:16:

"So the last shall be first, and the first last:  for many be called, but few chosen."

I realized God called me long, long ago to be a laborer in His field.  My wages were outlined the same as everyone's else that's called.  But, I think I've most recently been the laborer standing out in the field with idle hands.  I want to be one of the chosen. 

Note to self:  Take God's Word to Heart and Get to Work

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