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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

King David's dying...and I am about to be crying...

David’s dying this week and I am so sad about it. I almost cried this morning reading how fraile and weak he is. And regardless of his lack of strength...he is still worshipping God from his bed.

I am finishing up the last week of Beth Moore’s David: A heart like His Bible study and it is crazy to me at how sad I am that David is dying. I mean…I have read the books of Samuel and 1 King’s at least 4 times now (four years in a row on the Annual Bible reading plan…come join me…*wink*) and I still am sad to see King David die. I guess it is because he is my absolutely, positively favorite OT character. And I want so desperately to be similar to David and be seen by God as a woman after His own heart!

Anyway…it makes me wonder if other folks get as wrapped up as I do in the lives of Bible characters while you are studying them. I catch myself praying “Lord let it be different this time”. Please tell me someone else does that and I am not completely crazy…

See ya back tomorrow for the Scripture Memory Challenge =) I can’t believe how quickly the 1st and 15th rolls around!

Be a blessing today…tomorrow is church night…woohoo!

In Him,
Kristy =)

PS – I sent my oldest to GA Camp alone for the first time and I feel a little strange! I drove away yesterday thinking…WHAT AM I DOING????? But I didn't cry...thought about it...but didn't! haha So if you have a spare prayer…throw one up for me to be at peace and for her to be having a blast!!


  1. I reread the story of Jonah and the Big Fish last night for the umpteenth time (it is my fave - just ask the kids). And it never fails, God will continually show you something new every time you open His word. So, God had told Jonah to go to Ninevah. Jonah decided he really did not want to go preach to those evil folks (just what good is it to preach to the righteous/holy Jonah??). He jumped on a boat bound for Tarshish. Well, you know, the storm came while he was sleeping like a baby below deck. Well they woke Jonah and all decided the storm was his fault. Jonah told them to toss him overboard. But before they tossed him, they prayed to Jonah’s God (prayers to their gods had not worked).

    Verse 14 tells us ~ Then they cried out to the LORD, “Please, LORD, do not let us die for taking this man’s life. Do not hold us accountable for killing an innocent man, for you, LORD, have done as you pleased.”

    So, the sailors toss poor Jonah overboard. and he is swallowed by the huge fish (it must have stank in there so we all hold our noses). Spent 3 days in the fish’s belly (wonder what he ate, where he slept, and how he kept warm). Imagine how the fish felt with Jonah stomping around in his belly throwing his temper tantrum to God. Then finally, after Jonah surrenders to God’s will, he hits the beach in a huge fish blast of vomit (oooh gross if you are a girl).

    So, even in Jonah’s running away, the sailors who did not worship God before Jonah stepped onto their boat, cried out to God. This all happens before Jonah reaches God’s destination of Nenevah. And his temper tantrums in Ninevah are another story for another time.

    As Frank White says - "do yourself a favor and take a kid fishing" (you never know who or what you may find on the beach in a pile of vomit)