Chapter-a-Day Jeremiah 36

“Starting right now, I’m going to teach them
Who I am and what I do,
   teach them the meaning of my name, God—’I Am.'” Jeremiah 36:21b (MSG)

I played on the worship team in church yesterday morning. Between our rehearsal and the service, I struck up a conversation with one of the other musicians. We’ve played together a handful of times and have been around one another in church for years, but we really don’t know each other. We struck up a conversation. It was the “get to know you” conversation. He asked about me and what I do. I asked about his family and his background. It was a brief conversation, but a good one. We moved from being around each other into getting to know one another. I’m the richer for it.

It’s easy to forget that God desires a relationship with me. It’s not about being around God, the things of God, or even the people of God. God wants me to know Him personally, and wants me to let myself be known to Him in return. You can live your life being around God and never that step into the “get to know you” conversation.

I can be at church with a guy week after week, play on a worship team with him, hang around the same social circles, and run into him on occasion in the community and still not know him.

God could be that guy.

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2 thoughts on “Chapter-a-Day Jeremiah 36”

  1. 27-28After the king had burned the scroll that Baruch had written at Jeremiah’s dictation, Jeremiah received this Message from God: “Get another blank scroll and do it all over again. Write out everything that was in that first scroll that Jehoiakim king of Judah burned up.

    One of the things that God has been teaching me the past year is perseverance. God is calling me to never give up, to look at life with a positive attitude and be thankful for the blessings I have in spite of less than optimal circumstances. I am trying really hard to do that. For all of you who have listened when I am not in my happy place, I thank you. Your walk beside me during this journey is one that will never be forgotten and God-willing one that I can repay. I can’t imagine that Jeremiah was thrilled at the notion of re-doing his work of writing down God’s Message. He persevered though. As I proceed forward today, I don’t know what the future holds, but I trust that God will put me exactly where He wants me….that is my prayer every day.

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