Ok...so now what...I actually see that I am my biggest problem...what do I do with that...how do I learn to let God rule my life...how does the process work?
Why do you think it is that I have such a hard time seeing that it is me that needs to be subdued....not the 7000 other people who I see as needing to get their act together..... :)
Philip has spent much time dialoguing with the Lord about why I am so good at judging the rest of the human race and yet so willing to provide myself an excuse for just about anything. Not only am I good at this...I could even be in the top 10!
So...if I am put here on this old earth to "rule and subdue His creation"... where on this old earth do I start!
My suggestion would be to start where Philip started...for what seems like forever I would pray the Lord's prayer..."Our Father who art in heaven...the kingdom come, thy will be done...." and I was clueless... :)
So what's this journey all about? Why did God create us....what did He put us here to do...and when the trip here ends...what's with the hereafter stuff... so what do we do when we are through with life here as we know it in time and space?
The same thing He created us to do in the first place....rule over his creation. It's really kind of simple. God says it in the beginning of the book He gave us...right there in Genesis Chapter 1:
So here I am...thinking about the hereafter....well....maybe that is not too surprising when your 50 year old son has a heart attack...somehow our mortality springs to the forefront of your mind....
Remember when you were a kid....the school year seemed interminably long....would it ever end....would we ever get to vacation time again...ever???? Remember those days? Who ever thought of death?
So Philip me boy...wazup with this journey thing? You bring it up all the time. What the heck are you talking about!
It's just the journey...
So I'm reflecting on the journey Sunday...took a trip up to our Lake Cottage to have dinner with Tim and his family that are there for a family weekend...have a great time just enjoying this day of the journey and come home to a message that my no 2 son Matt has just had a heart attack....they are helio-porting him to a larger hospital so it doesn't get any worse....his wife says she is on the way there by car and....please pray.
Just another day in the journey.... :)
Did anybody ever say that to you. I think I've averaged one or two people a year for over 40 years now....kind of wild....I just walk thru my life telling my stories to people that come across my path....next thing I know somebody is telling me how I need to write a book.... :)
I am so glad I never did.... I can't imagine having to collect all the copies so I could burn them..... :)
...and that saying is..."a booking a day keeps the sheriff away!"..... :)
Seems to be working.... So...I got to thinking....or "musing" as we say here.... :)
What if we said something like....a musing a day..."helps me to pray"..."keeps the enemy away"... or maybe even ... "a musing a day...really does pay...to help my feet stay...on that narrow way...until that day...when I leave the fray."
Seems like so much happening in our world...like all the time! That's not a complaint...just an observation...house was full...a couple of the guys from Expeditions of the Heart came up with their families...a couple who were here 6 years ago returned for this weekend...we have been in touch on and off over the years and they regularly frequent our musings...another couple that we met through my son Matt's love for Oliver Tractors came up to celebrate their anniversary...my daughter Janet came up to the Lake Cottage with a bunch of her lady friends for a long weekend....Tim