Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Have You Considered My Servant Karen?

I mentioned on Monday that I have begun another round of reading through the Bible in one year. I am doing it chronologically again, and am so excited to be on this journey once more.
After eleven chapters in Genesis, I am now in Job. (Did you know that, chronologically, the entire book of Job goes between chapters 11 and 12 of Genesis?) And do you know what statement in Job is really speaking to my heart today? It is God's question to Satan, Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. (Job 1:8)
I read those words from the mouth of God and I think, Wow! He really thought highly of Job. Really!
Can you imagine having the Creator of the universe say about you, There is no one on earth like [her]?
Believe me, I do not aspire in any way to go through the trials Job endured. It is not my desire to lose my family and home and everything I possess. I do not wish to have festering sores all over my body. I do not want to go through all the things I'm reading about Job going through right now.
Yet I so want to be like him. Oh, I long to be the kind of woman about whom God could say, Have you considered my servant Karen? There is no one on earth like her; she is blameless and upright, a woman who fears God and shuns evil.
Do you know what I mean? I just want to delight God's heart! I want to honor Him with everything I say and do. Want to join me?
Of course, if we all did this, He wouldn't be able to say, There is no one on earth like her, because we would all be blameless and upright. But that's OK. I'm not so much interested in being the only one. I just want to delight my God.

Who's with me???

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8 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

I think God already says there is no one on earth like her...because there isn't! He has created us each to serve Him in our own special way, with our own special gifts! He already thinks you're great Karen! And so do I!

Jean said...

I am with you. I want to delight my God as well!

Leah said...

Nope. Can't imagine God saying that about me!! I am such a work in progress.

God bless you, Karen

Leah

Proverbs 27:19 said...

I agree with Luvmy4sons.

I also agree with Karen.

smooches,
Larie

Mrs. Sidney said...

What an amazing way to look at our lives... I want to be one in a million who seek after God heart and do what is right in His eyes not mans!!

Great post!!

Jessica said...

I'm with you. I think it's amazing that God thought that about him.

KelliGirl said...

Karen,
Yes! To be singled out by God as a servant like no other. What an amazing honor (although it's hard for us to see this in Job's suffering.)

I am so inspired and uplifted by your heart for the Lord. Thank you for your passion. You spur me on to go deeper with Jesus.

Blessings,
Kelli

Angela said...

What an amazing powerful post...thank you for sharing this. It truly blessed my spirit.

I just want to delight God's heart! I want to honor Him with everything I say and do. Want to join me?

YES YES YES!!!