A lot can happen when I blow dry my hair. I see how badly I need highlights and my eyebrows waxed. I always have to resist the temptation to not put the blow dryer down and start cleaning my floors. I see things everywhere! I am a freak like that, okay? None-the-less, a lot can happen when I take the time to actually do my hair.
On this particular morning, I decided since it was freezing outside I better not go out with wet hair. I turned that warm, burst of hot air, machine on and heard a voice from heaven. Okay, that's a bit dramatic, but God did speak to me and I had time to actually listen. Sad, I know.
I happen to have a cross hanging up in my bathroom with 1 Corinthians 13 on it and a picture with Proverbs 31. I don't think I had paid much attention to those verses in a while, but happened to really take them in. Two very special people in my life had given me those items and I remembered why I had loved them so much. There had been a season in my life that I couldn't get enough of the Word. Everytime I opened the bible up I heard from God. It was clear, relevant and pointing right at me. It was a fruitful time. I realized today how much I missed those days and felt the Lord clearly telling me to go back "to my first love" and revisit my passion for Him.
This is a very vulnerable blog, I must say. I don't think I would normally have shared something so intimate, but felt like I must do this to get "serious". For one thing, I know I'm not alone. That happens to make me feel better, but I am very much aware that this is between me and God. My prayer and "resolution" for 2008 is to become a true seeker of the word....but not in a legalistic way. This makes me a better wife, mother, worship leader, friend, sister and aunt.
More than that....it makes me a better follower. Here's to 2008.
May your life be fruitful and full.