A few days back, I was up on my friend Paul's site (see Paul's Musings to the right).....he had this great posting about the struggles we have getting quiet before God that he titled "Finding Your Purpose By Being Still"........you know.... "be still and know that I am God".... that kind of thing...... just sit still and listen and our minds jump all over the place, then I do my next guilt trip about my inability to be quiet, sit still and discipline my mind to stop jumping all over the place. I even wrote the following comment on his site.
That was the question I asked the Lord this morning........."Does it bother you? Or is this just some pet peeve of mine." Having repented of my"pet peeves" a couple years back, I didn't want to kick all that stuff back into gear again....so I really wanted to ask.
I've talked some about how important it is for us to get honest with God. But...you know....I have a whole lot more trouble being honest with myself, than I do with being honest with God. See....He already knows more about me than I will ever know about me....so, that one is not really a problem for me. My problem is me!
I was thinking this morning about how complicated we seem to make things.....maybe I shouldn't speak for you but....... I sure do complicate things. Why do you think that is? Why am I always thinking about all the things that could go wrong and quoting Murphys Law instead of quoting what the Lord has clearly said about taking everything that could ever possibly go wrong and how He will then turn it around and make it right even if it does!
Kind of a different way of looking at things. :)
News from the Village Victorian Bed and Breakfast
February is almost over and even the extra day this year doesn’t seem to slow things down any......time keeps flying by......and the business just keeps growing and growing.....mind boggling really.
It's June 22, 1968..... very early (2 am) Saturday....I am in a hotel room in New York City having just been wined and dined by a company that wanted us to buy their hoist equipment....I was 3 sheets to the wind and getting ready to go to bed....the phone rang.....and nothing has ever been the same since.
The more personal we get with the Lord, the better. So many people push Him way out there somewhere, too busy to have time for us, so remote, who am I anyway, why would God want to talk to little old me.....He has so many important things to do....Me?
I was thinking about what I said last time....you know....the more I love Him, the more I experience His love for me and how that just keeps growing and growing from day to day. There is absolutely nothing that happens in my life any more that I do not see directly from His loving hand to bring me to that next place in His plan and purpose for my life.
I've mentioned before, how the Lord uses Oswald Chambers to jerk my chain from time to time.
I read his daily devotional every day, love it, recommend it - My Utmost for His Highest - simple to get to online at http://www.rbc.org/utmost/index.php
The more I pondered what he was trying to say, the more I began to tie it together with other things and knew it was time for me to try to express my musing
He used this scripture from Exodus 20.....
I hope you did that word study I suggested yesterday. I did one too. I don't know what scripture you looked at but would love to hear from you on what you saw. I looked at John 17. What I saw has prompted me to do something kind of really different.....surprise! :)
I have written below, Philip's Paraphrase of John 17: 16-23 based on the understanding I shared yesterday. It sure sounds awesome to me! :)