I remember the days when the local GP made house calls... egads... there may be folks out there who don't know what on earth a GP is.... or a house call... maybe GramPa used the phone at the house? :)
No way man... no way to imagine that.... you want me in a boat with no rudder? You gotta be kidding me.... come on now Philip.... get real.... climb into a boat without a rudder....
"We are supposed to be Arks…. containers of His very life….. drifting along on the sea of life…. rudderless…. as He takes us where He wants us to go…. takes us with infinite patience… infinite love…. to fulfill His infinite purpose for putting us here."
To quote myself..... :)
Entering into His rest does not mean passivity. When we enter into His rest, we just do the things that God gives us to do and He goes before us…. we just follow along…
The things I will be saying are not Philip's original thoughts.... :)
I really believe that the word God is trying to bring to His people these days... is the word to rest and to wait. Actually... you may have noticed there are two words here...resting and waiting..... and here Philip is saying the word (as in one word) that God is trying to bring to us....waz up wit you old fella! :)
If we are not enjoying our lives every day.... what do you think might be the problem?
I talk regularly here about what a blast we are having every day because... now pay close attention here.... this is pretty complicated.... really heavy....because..... we are having such an incredible blast every day! Makes it pretty simple to talk about... :)
One result of our eating from the wrong tree in the Garden... that tree of knowledge where we decide to "be as God"... one result is we actually think life should go the way we have decided it should go. The next result in that progression then is that when things do not go the way we think they should... we start playing games in our minds to rationalize our misfortunes.... Hamlet called it "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune". We blame it on someone else... whoever we feel has caused our misfortune...
To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?”
What a description of how life comes at us.... slings and arrows of outrageous fortune... a sea of troubles... stuff happens all around us.... never seems to stop... we talk about "Murphy's Law"... if it can go wrong... it will.... :)
I wonder what Shakespeare would have written if he had understood? He was so close. Well.. this is next time... so let's just do it... :)
"Next time I want to talk about just how close Shakespeare was to the truth…. but missed it…. like we all do….. "
......that is another question.... :)
The phrase "to be, or not to be
" comes from William Shakespeare's Hamlet (written about 1600). It is one of the most famous quotations in world literature.