Sleepily I padded out to the living room where by the light of the Christmas tree I sat with my coffee and Bible and had some time with Jesus.
I opened up to Psalm 15 where I read David’s question: “Who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill?”
What follows is a list of qualities that every Christian should possess in their life. And as I read that list, I smugly made my way to the computer where I began to type out my thoughts to my Good Morning Girls.
My comment grew into a sermon as I carefully and rather sternly hit on each point: examining why we shouldn’t gossip, that doing evil can mean not doing the right thing, or how Christians shouldn’t despise those who have higher standards.
Then it hit me.
Can I truly preach on this subject?
What about MY heart?
Like a tidal wave, recent memories of times when I hadn’t lived up to Psalm 15 began to wash over me in a flood of conviction.
I can’t preach something I haven’t first lived out in my own life.
All morning I battled with this until it hit me:
The beauty of the throne of grace
- Rosilind, a Pacific Northwest native, is a missionary living in Croatia and married to her hero. Together they live in the country with their 2 active boys where she enjoys fruity candles and a hot cup of herbal tea on a blustery fall evening. She holds an Associates of Practical Theology and is passionate about discipling and encouraging women. Her passion for writing led her to author a number of books. She is the author of A Little R & R where she encourages women to find contentment in what God created them to be. She can also be found at these other places on a regular basis. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google +.