Monday, October 27, 2008
It's Bloggy Giveaway Time! Woo Hoo!!!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY AND WILL BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL. PLEASE VISIT ME ANYTIME! I LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER GIVEAWAY CARNIVAL IN JANUARY!!
I have been SOOOO excited about this month's Bloggy giveaway!! I'm hoping to win my family some great Christmas presents!!
I have THREE giveaways taking place on my blogs. You can check out the other two at:
http://www.boyiloveolivegarden.blogspot.com/ and http://www.elizardbreath8.blogspot.com/.
For this giveaway, I'd like you to think about and respond to the following thought:
Tonight I read the introduction to Kay Arthur's book, Our Covenant God. In it she says of Jesus, "To understand covenant is to hear Him say to you, 'you are precious in my sight', and to believe Him." As I read that, I really thought it through...do I believe that? Honestly, no. I mean, my head knows it is true but my heart does not believe it. My walk with Jesus does not portray that. My faith is way to small to ascribe to that.
I find myself coming up with a list of "if onlys":
If only I spent more time with Him (then I'd be precious...)
If only I made following Him a bigger priority (then I'd be precious...)
If only I didn't come to Him more often when things were bad then when things were good (then I'd be precious...)
If only I could get past these "if onlys"---then I could believe that I am precious in His sight. I have no problem seeing that someone else is precious to the Lord. In fact, I often think of this as I'm people watching (or people cursing)--I remind myself that that person is the Lord's child just as much as I am. Why can't I believe that I am just as precious to Him as those other believers that I look up to and see Jesus in?
So, I'm interested to hear your thoughts on this. Whether you put your faith in Jesus or not...what do you think about Arthur's statement?
One winner will be chosen to receive a fall package of goodies. Please don't forget to leave your email address so I can get a hold of you if you win!
More giveaways at the Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival!