Honestly, it’s hardest to know how to begin putting words down after such a long, unplanned hiatus.
I guess one month isn’t really that long, but when I look at the previous post — well, it almost feels as though I’ve lived an eternity since then. So here goes nothin’ (whatever that actually means)…
I’m currently making my way through Hebrews during my morning coffee drinking, Bible reading, journal writing time. Can I confess something to you? I don’t think I’ve ever read all of Hebrews. I have read the entire Old Testament straight through (And who in their right mind does that?! No one unless you’re at Bible school and it’s an assignment.), but I’ve not read the entirety of Hebrews. This would, in turn, mean I’ve never completed a Read Through the Bible in a Year program either.
* hang head in shame *
Anyway. All that to say: Hebrews is a feast and I’m loving it. And the parts that I’ve heard before and read before — they’re better than ever. I’ve been reading the last bit in Hebrews 4 over and over:
…Nothing in all creation is hidden from Godâ€™s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we areâ€”yet he did not sin. Let us then approach Godâ€™s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
I could go on for quite a bit just on this, but I’ll keep it simple: God provides the solution for our issues. Always.
And Hebrews is wonderful. Read it. But you probably already have. And you’ve probably finished a Read Through the Bible in a Year program as well. I applaud you and your discipline.
Speaking of discipline…
Currently my kitchen is a disaster. I was able to get to the point of throwing two loaves of bread into the oven when The Baby expired and was tired of entertaining himself. A trip to the family room and some play time with me has now left that room looking like a total whirlwind. I shrug my shoulders and say, “I only have one baby so it works. Eventually, if there are more, then I’ll have to start better habits.”
But habits are better started today. Or yesterday. But it’s better to not bank on them starting tomorrow.
So, I guess I’ll stop. Go pick up. And start some better habits.