The Blue Thread

As you may know from my 2006 Book List, I am currently reading Believing God, by Beth Moore. I am only a couple of chapters in and I have to say it goes along really well with the study I’m currently doing called The Lord’s Table.

I guess this is sort of an in-process review of the book so far. There are so many books out there right now that purport to tell you how to have a successful Christian life. I am so grateful that I have found materials to read that aren’t about what I can get out of being a Christian other than Christ. He is the only one that can fill my soul, and keep me satisfied. No earthly thing can do this.

I don’t know if anyone else has this problem, but when I learn something wonderful about God, it’s almost guaranteed that I’m gonna forget 99% of it by the next day. I guess that’s why Jesus was represented by the manna from heaven. It spoils after one day. You can’t live on yesterday’s serving. You have to get it fresh each and every single day.

Well, in order to remind myself to do just that, I am planning to join Beth (figuratively), and any of her other readers, by wearing a blue bracelet for the remainder of 2006. I want to share in the visual reminder that I am who God says I am, and that I can do all things through Christ.

Numbers 15:37-41 – God spoke to Moses: “Speak to the People of Israel. Tell them that from now on they are to make tassels on the corners of their garments and to mark each corner tassel with a blue thread. When you look at these tassels you’ll remember and keep all the commandments of God, and not get distracted by everything you feel or see that seduces you into infidelities. The tassels will signal remembrance and observance of all my commandments, to live a holy life to God. I am your God who rescued you from the land of Egypt to be your personal God. Yes, I am God, your God.”