Crisscrossing the bargain center with my loaded cart, I looked for one more good buy.
I stopped before the laundry detergent. Hmmm- maybe a good price.
Picking up the container I realized why my subconscious sent off the BEWARE alarm. The bottle was only two thirds of a regular-sized container-- for a small discount.
This may have cost less, but it was no bargain.
I'm reading the book, Crazy Love, by Francis Chan. I picked it up at the Bible bookstore next to the bargain center this afternoon. I'm halfway through the book. I wondered if I would finish it in one sitting but now it will have to be two because I have to share what I read. The book is hard to put down.
I offer God the smaller laundry detergent so often in my spiritual walk with Him. I hope He won't notice when I say I'm giving Him everything but I'm really just a pint-sized phony.
The irony is that while God doesn't need us
but still wants us,
we desperately need God
but don't really want Him
most of the time.
He treasures us and anticipates our departure
from this earth to be with Him--
and we wonder, indifferently,
how much we have to do for Him
to get by.
-Francis Chan in Crazy Love
Take a look at this video.
Pictures are worth thousands of words and but even with that number of words we can't describe the vastness of God and His steadfast love for us.
Choosing to live a lukewarm life of faith is no bargain to me or God! I am the one shortchanging myself.
Praying for a holy discontentment toward lukewarm living!
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