Friday, November 12, 2010
The way God moves to answer His children just astonishes me every day, at every turn. I dont know what to think or how to take hold of all that is happening around me. I'm just at a total loss for words.
Just thought I'd pop in and share a little bit.
It seems that I have been in that same season for the longest time now. Always a change, always an adjustment to be made. Just when I get comfortable and think things are settling down nicely they get shaken up again.
I never quite get used to it.
It seems that what used to be 'home' is really not any more. Where I used to feel like I fit, where I used to be comfortable, not so much now. And the one place I've been dying to get free from - THAT place has managed to become home to me.
It is such a wierd thing - knowing that more than anybody else, I should feel a sense of belonging but I really don't. I do, however, feel a sense of duty and of responsiblity. I know that I have a responsiblity here and I have reluctantly accepted that responsiblity, but I also know that ultimately this role isn't mine to fill.
And really, I'm ok with that.
It just isn't what I expected it would be....
It seems that in my life the only constant really IS change...
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Seriously, what I am more than thankful for today is that tomorrow is a HOLIDAY. Which would mean that I am off work. As much as I love my job, I have not had a day off in almost a year (except holidays). This is a much needed rest.
THANK GOD! :-)
Enjoy your 4th! And go see Iris to read some more thankfuls.
Then, as Believers, they should buy and study (again and again) the best self-help book ever written: the Holy Bible.
In these two steps we have found the keys to life. And the best part is that all this free. Doesn't cost a dime. Just some time and a willingness to change.
In exchange for just accpeting the gift and surrendering to the instructions you're given, you get healing, wholeness, and freedom.
What could be better? It is certainly not a fair deal. God gets gipped. We get all the benefit of it. Christ dies. And we get life.
And when you think about it, it's no different than drinking in our culutre's current self-empowerment bent - except that this authority is ... well... a REAL Authority and a true expert. You know He's never gonna mis-lead you or mis-diagnose your issue. HE's not gonna misunderstand or give biased advice, based on His own experience. And what He does in you, what He enables you to do, doesn't depend on your own will power. Only on your obedience. It's HIS Will & Power that makes it all work.
Seriously. You just show up and go along for the ride. He does the rest.
I'll take Jesus & His Daddy anyday.
Everybody else has it all wrong.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
And this post just may not be worth reading either, but here goes.
So. The whole critical, controlling thing?
So Over It.
Are you sure you want to eat that.
Don't watch that.
TV geared solely toward women is un-godly.
It's too dark in here.
20-somethings this. Young people that.
That's not clean enough.
I dont like it like that. I DON'T EAT IT THAT WAY.
No dirty dishes in MY sink - wash them the second you use them. But don't make me wait on you to come outside; I'm ready go right now. Because I can't be kept waiting for something as tedious as washing that cup you just used.
The dog. PUT THE DOG UP. Because she is barking. And playing. And well... Acting like a dog. But let her out. She's a dog. That's what they do.
Go get the grandkid. But don't let me see anything that would say there is a baby in this house. But put her in her bouncer. Feed her. Keep her quiet.
And yes I'm serious.
And yes this list could go on and on and on.
There are actual phone calls made for these sorts of things. Actual conversations had (if you can call one person speaking and the others looking at said person and not being allowed an opinion, a conversation).
Nothing is ok. Nothing is enough. To do what you are asked is still to fail.
And let's go there. Even voluntary things are subject to the opinion the resident dictator allows. Politics? Nah. Fa-get about it. Not TheDictator's opinion? RUBBISH! BAH! You're just foolish. Silly. Shallow. But I'm not being insulting. I'm just stating my opinion. And only my opinion is acceptable in this camp. But baby what do you think?
I have a lot of feelings best left un-said about this whole topic, but I will say this:
It is a beautiful blessing - one of the best the Lord has ever given - that man is NOT God.
Because if we were, we would all be sent to hell. No grace, no mercy, no compassion. Just jugdement, criticism, and a buncha self-righteousness.
It is indeed a blessing that God is God all by Himself.