Julie Lyles Carr: Sunday Selah

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Selah

I tend to make things a little complicated.

If a couple of throw pillows are nice, then I'll triple the niceness.

If I could have a couple people over for dinner, then I'll make it a blow-out sit-down dinner party for twelve.

And if a couple of quiet minutes with the Lord would be refreshing, I'll probably pull out my Greek dictionary and my commentaries and my notebooks and my highlighters and sticky tabs.  I'll search for the hidden meanings.  I'll look for the huge revelation.  I'll tackle the big questions.

And if just a couple things make up what my purpose on the planet is, if the Lord has just a couple of expectations of me, I'll probably think it's got to be bigger and more complicated and more demanding and more challenging.

And then He will sweetly lead me to a little verse in His bestseller and He'll show me this again:

"Now all has been heard;
here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
for this is the whole duty of man."
Ecc. 12:13
And I'll think about that for a couple of minutes.

And I'll be thankful again for expensive but simple grace.


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