Friday, December 19, 2008

A Key to Freedom?

1 Cor 7:3o (Amplified Bible, first two parentheses mine)

And (let) those who weep and mourn (be) as though they were not weeping and mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they did not possess anything, And those who deal with this world [overusing the enjoyments of this life] as though they were not absorbed by it and as if they had no dealings with it. For the outward form of this world (the present world order) is passing away. 32aMy desire is to have you free from all anxiety and distressing care. 35Now I say this for your own welfare and profit, not to put [a halter of] restraint upon you, but to promote what is seemly and in good order and to secure your undistracted and undivided devotion to the Lord.

So is there anything distracting me from wholehearted devotion to the Lord? Anything causing me anxiety or absorbing me, that is of this world and will pass away?

Lord, let me live like there isn't!


Darla D said...

I think you should take all your posts (well most of them!) and write a devotional. They would fit perfectly in a devotional format!! I'd buy it!

tawny said...

Thank you Darla, that is a wonderful compliment. I have thought of it, actually. I don't even know where to start though. I was thinking I would wait until I have 365 days worth. I have only done a hundred and I wouldn't use all of them. So it will be a while, if at all. :)

Tony York said...


I just took a couple of moments to catch up on your posts - I have been lax in getting things done lately as I wasn't feeling up to par (and because life has been too extremely busy).

This is a good reminder that we need to constantly evaluate what is at the center of our lives and WHY it is.

tawny said...

Tony, I am glad you are feeling better. I hope you are totally well by Christmas. Yes, too bad "the most magical time of the year" is also the busiest! :)