I promised a little more on the journey. After the little allegory yesterday, I wanted to say more about my own personal interpretation of both the difficulty of the journey.... the reality of the enemy.... and the reality of that great, big beautiful lake we have been called to.
We have two couples we try to get together with every week or two to just sit quietly in God's presence for maybe a half-hour, each of us interacting with the Lord in whatever way we are most comfortable.... just communicating with Him.....listening to Him...responding to Him......yet together. At some point, the six of us then express what we have each experienced during that time.
Lord, show me Your Glory! That's the prayer I told you about yesterday...... the one I say every day. I ask Him. He does it. He shows me His Glory every day. It's a pretty wild way to live and I love it!
Would you like to know how you can see it too....every day? Let's just take a quick look at that story about Moses that I told you about.
Thanks for visiting today! Your first time here, you might want to look at three of the featured pages over to your right.....
"Why these musings"... explains how I got started with blogging.
"Philip's Story"... will give you an idea of where I am coming from.
"My goals..."... will lay some groundwork for all that will follow.
Everything else.....just daily thoughts and stories, running thru my head... from one day to another..... starting at the beginning will help it all make sense... a couple of books worth now... kind of a journey thru my life that I started recording here...back in 2007 ........
I sincerely hope you will enjoy the journey.
I sure have!
I talked yesterday about the great move of the Holy Spirit back in 1970 that swept young people into His Kingdom by the thousands. They were known as the Jesus People. I had experienced many, many miracles in my life for almost two years prior to 1970.....but this was the very first time I could say I actually saw the Glory of the Lord.
Father... thank you for another day... it's good... I want to just stop for a few minutes and focus on you as the most important thing in my life… to verbalize my thoughts… to look to you as the source of everything...take me into those green pastures ...where I get so nourished every day… lead me by the still waters... where I get refreshed and restored by you... fill me with your life... you are the living water... bring me into your rest where I stop all my work and watch... as you do the work that you want done… keep my heart at peace throughout the day…. continue to teach me how to live in your son…. how to talk with you about everything ... how to hear your voice each time you speak. Then lead me in your paths of righteousness for your name’s sake.
What is the first thing to run through your mind when you read the word foolishness.....or think of someone doing something foolish..... or maybe acting like a fool?
(A Psalm of Philip) Blessed be the LORD, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle; You are my lovingkindness and my fortress, My stronghold and my deliverer; My shield and He in whom I take refuge; Who subdues my enemy Satan under me as I go forth and attack .
I promised a little more about this new, exciting, normal vicarious living thing, so here it is.
We were watching a movie a few nights back.....Invincible.....one of those "based on a true story" type movies.... about a guy named Vince Papale. Papale was a hero in South Philadelphia back in 1975 when he made it as a walk on with the Philadelphia Eagles. Great feel good movie.... against all odds, good guys win and they all live happily ever after. Enjoyed the movie....but.... enjoyed what the Lord the Lord showed me so much more.