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Look to the Lord

July 10th, 2017

This weekend I found a small bit of inspiration from Micah about waiting on the Lord and letting the Lord set your direction.

As for me, I look to the Lord for help.
I wait confidently for God to save me,
and my God will certainly hear me.
Do not gloat over me, my enemies!
For though I fall, I will rise again.
Though I sit in darkness,
the Lord will be my light.  Micah 7:7-8

There is so much in that cry for help. For me, it’s comforting to know throughout time people had built trust in and waited for God.

It might do you well to read the whole of Micah 7 as well, as this is just one nugget found there.

Forever

July 7th, 2017

I finished the chapter entitled You May Not Finish This Chapter last night and discovered a theme in Chan’s teaching, which I strongly suspect is a trend in the message of God:
The last sentence of the chapter says

Don’t let yourself forget. Soak it in and keep remembering that it is true. He is everything.

Forget about everything except

July 5th, 2017

This week I pulled out my copy of Crazy Love by Francis Chan.  We are old friends, that book and I, but I hadn’t read it for a few years.  As a matter of fact, I hadn’t listened to any of Chan’s teachings for a while either.  The book has been doing to my heart what it did the first time I read it — forging it in a hot fire.

Then yesterday, in an email update I was sent a link to Chan’s recent Facebook talk, which is pretty impressive, as always.  Anyway, he started with a reference to this verse and it just seemed something that I should share with all of y’all.

I decided that while I was with you I would forget about everything except Jesus Christ and his death on the cross.  1  Corinthian 2:2

 

On Writing

May 2nd, 2017

When I started this blog many years ago, I started because I was a bad writer.  Or at least I was in my mind.  I wanted to be better.  So I started to write everyday.  I have tried to get something down everyday for years.  It actually started before the blog as an email to my Sunday School Class.  But still it has the same intention, I wanted to be a better writer, and I felt that maybe somewhere in my head there where some ideas that would help people and bring a little glory to the Creator.  

So years later, I am finding that I need to write.  I am really not sure that my writing has improved in anyway.  Some people say they love this.  Others unsubscribe.  Who knows why.  Either way, I have found that pen to paper ( or fingers to keyboard) has helped my improve myself, challenge myself and grow myself.  It’s my prayer that somewhere along the way others have been helped in some small capicity.

And that Glory has gone where all glory should go.

So here we are then on the second day of May.  Maybe my writing is better, maybe it’s not.  But this are two things that I know!

1. For me, I need to write something somewhere to get my thoughts out of my head.

2. This promise tends to keep me alive ( along with lots of other promises from the Creator)

“But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself.” Psalm‬ ‭49:15‬ ‭NIV‬‬

MAYbe It’s Time

May 1st, 2017

It’s been a while since I have posted anything.  It’s not that my head is not full of ideas, nor that I have not had time.  I just haven’t posted.

I’ve been spending time working out, worshipping, studying, thinking and sleeping.  I maybe starting to come out of my late Winter/ Spring hibernation.  Maybe with the start of May I can return to sharing some thoughts.

Speaking of thoughts, as I mentioned, I have a lot.  Maybe some that I don’t want to share with you, and maybe some that I don’t want to share with myself.  However, I am going to attempt to be more diligent about getting some of this out of my brain and into words as the May flowers bloom… maybe.

So to start with, here’s a verse that I have been spinning on, and one that maybe describes my silence.

“My mouth will speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart will be understanding. I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will express my riddle on the harp.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭49:3-4‬ ‭NASB

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Maybe, I have been out ‘playing my harp’ and trying to solve some riddles.

Maybe.