I enjoyed being able to have breakfast and my Bible study out on the deck this morning. It was so nice and cool thanks to a shower of rain we got during the night. As I sat there eating my Cheerios (trying to get that cholesterol down you know!), drinking my hot green tea, and doing a Bible study on how God's grace will help us to be able to take up our cross daily and follow Him, I was treated to a drum duo by a couple of red-headed-woodpeckers. One would beat out his tune on the light pole....the other would answer him from the edge of the woods. It brought to mind the saying I have heard so many times growing up...."You're as hard-headed as a Peckerwood!" I started thinking about how true it is in my own life....and maybe it is in yours, too. I get set in my own way about things. I think I know what to do and how to do it. And sometimes God comes along and changes my plans. I don't always take to changed plans gracefully....even if the instructions come from God Himself! That's not how it should be. We should never let our heads.....nor our hearts....get so hard that we can not follow the gentle nudge of God.
I'm working at the pregnancy center today. If you would, please say a prayer for the clients that we see there. A lot of these young ladies have hardened their hearts to the things of God. My goal and aim is to help to soften their hearts so that they will be able to hear, understand, and do the will of God in their young lives.
I don't want to be a "Hard-headed Peckerwood" when it comes to things of the Lord. How about you?
"Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin." Hebrews 3: 12-13
May God bless you today.......