God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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After I get all of the mutating missionary blogs from the past re-posted here, I will continue writing fresh ones. Enjoy the review...
Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
Sunday, September 24, 2006
I am a sinner
I want to run when I encounter sin. I want to climb into my bed, pull the blankets over my head, slide down into a fetal position and cry my eyes out. I want to do this, whether I encounter sin in myself or in someone I love/admire.
I don't like the pain, I don't like the hurt, I am saddened by disappointment.
But, reality! We live in a fallen world. We all walk with feet of clay.
We fall down and when we finally cry out to the God of the Universe, He picks us up and sets us aright again. The in between time is the pits.
I've been there in years past - I pray that He keeps me from doing anything too stupid in the future. I've done things that I said I would NEVER do... So one of my mantras for the last 15 years: Oh Sweet Jesus - protect me from myself!
Good grief, I'm a divorced woman that doesn't believe in divorce! And, trust me divorce is one of the least shocking things I have done in my past. I am a sinner saved by Grace.
But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. And early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and began to teach them. And the scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the midst, they said to Him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. "Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?" And they were saying this, testing Him, in order that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down, and with His finger wrote on the ground. But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them,
"He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."
And again He stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And when they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she had been, in the midst." John 8 1-9
Scratching something in the ground.
With His finger.
Guilty in the midst
You/me US! we are all guilty of sin.
Shooting our wounded?
Shame on us!
Disappointment comes when we place others in positions they do not belong in!
HE ALONE will not disappoint.
HE ALONE is worthy.
I am a sinner saved by grace -
I am a saint through His holy spilt blood.
Posted by Robyn Rochelle E. at Sunday, September 24, 2006
A little about me
I am in the world almost every day. Okay, daily.