I used to on occasion re-post my older devotions; back then a blank day of posting just couldn’t be. I’ve had many blank days since September 16, 2015.
So just for the good of it, here’s a repeat.
That’s what I heard Charles say. Charles Billingsley. I was watching/listening to a You Tube. Charles was in concert at a church in Macon, Georgia. And right about 30 minutes in he was encouraging the congregation and he said reckon. And I was off!
Reckon. (Click here for Webster’s definition)
Some would say that’s a pretty southern word. It’s a godly word too. The Scripture passage I was thinking of was Romans 8:18. There Paul utilized it as an accounting term. Reckon. Count it. Count it as so. By the way in the KJV you will find Reckon 33 times. Here’s a link in case you want to check it out. HERE
Romans 8: 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. [source]
And so we count and if we count it so, I reckon that reckoning will change how we live. And I reckon, I need to do some reckoning.
I reckon. Seriously smiling here. 🙂
Now. One more thing and I’ll press publish.
That Charles Billingsley you tube? You got an hour and 28 minutes? I reckon it’s worth every minute I’ve invested. Perhaps you will too.
And a bit (translation: a few minutes) before the I reckon, he sings a song, and a certain portion of the lyrics is this: You wrapped my soul inside Your Arms. I don’t know about you but upon hearing those words I was wrapped in love this morning; and not just me but I saw in those words my Girls wrapped in His Arms too. Don’t you reckon some worship was going on? 🙂
I reckon I better close this epistle. 🙂
Until Next Time ~ ~ ~ Kathie
Blessings Sweet Friends
It will soon be Mother’s Day.
I wrote a piece in 2012 and five years later it still works for my soul. Perhaps you will gain something from it too.
Please follow this link – HERE – and be directed to the post entitled Momma.
And if you are game to read two in one sitting here’s an excerpt and a link to Pondering(s). It was written February 5, 2009 – just a few days post my Mother’s Home-going.
When I made up the bed today, I remembered Momma and how she thought it was such a ‘high up’ bed and she would giggle and grunt as she climbed up into it. For a moment, I thought to be sad and even cry again but then my thoughts turned to how much giggling she is doing in Heaven. That she is seeing and experiencing much much greater fun than anything here. And that comforts me.
So, the prayers of the Saints are working. I am beginning to think less of me and what I am missing and am choosing to praise and give thanks to our God for what Momma is enjoying and that on a day certain I will see the glories of Heaven with her. To HIM be the Glory!
I got a perspective on a familiar verse of Scripture today. I don’t think I will ‘evangelize’ it but it felt good for me.
Please click HERE to continue reading.
Thank you for indulging me today.
May the LORD comfort and strengthen you.