Homemade Vegetable Soup

Father, thank You for getting us through yesterday. Some aspects of it were much more involved than we had anticipated. But You were with us all along the way. Continue to keep Your might hand on Karen, please, and may her healing be speedy and complete. Amen

Hebrews 3:1-2 (<<click here)

“…think carefully about this Jesus…”

My study Bible* says that we are “to fix our minds, ponder carefully, and focus on the true significance of Jesus. How much do we do that?” In our world today aren’t the words “fix”, “ponder” and “focus” a little hard to come by?

Lord, I tell You it is a challenge to do so. All kinds of distractions are out there. And it is easy to have the “I want it now!” attitude.

One of my favorite winter meals is homemade vegetable soup…yummm! Out of a can you can have it in a couple of minutes but the absolute best is homemade and it takes some time. Everything needs chopped up and even when you get everything put together it has to cook – you can’t just heat it up – all day simmering in the crockpot is what it takes – it is not instantaneous! But the results are well worth the wait!

The same is true in our relationship with You, Lord. We can have immediate access to You but if we want to have the greatest impact in our lives it takes thoughtful, methodical effort on our part. We have to deliberately invest in our relationship.

This passage tells us that You are “God’s messenger” so we should listen to you, You are His “High Priest.” Our access to the Father and You – being “entrusted with God’s entire house” – are someone we must obey. We have every reason to come to You, may we do so eagerly and with great anticipation.

Feb 25th, Thurs, 10:08 am

*New Living Translation Life Application Study Bible