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A Heart That Longs for Jesus

I want to be a woman who “thinks straight and stands tall.”

Chuck Swindoll’s radio show, Insight for Living, challenged me this morning with these simple but powerful words and I’ve been asking myself this question all afternoon: In my everyday comings and goings, what does it mean to “think straight and stand tall”?

I think it has to to do with knowing how to confidently and passionately live out what and why I believe.

I know I don’t fit this world. I am not much enticed with what this world offers me – less and less as I get older. I read a beautiful poem this morning by James Russell Lowell that reminded me of what my heart craves for – more of Jesus.

Truth forever on the scaffold,

Wrong forever on the throne,

Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown,

Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.

It was a good day to think about Jesus. I scraped the remaining gluey evidence of bunny prints off the floor at smallMart while the rain and snow kept customers cocooned in their homes for the afternoon.

The store was quiet and so was I.

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is never in vain.                                                    1 Corinthians 15.58 ESV

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