You gotta know when to hold em' know when to fold em'...know when to walk away and know when to run!!!! This should be the theme song for me these days!
Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you wish you would have said something you didn't or hadn't said something you did? I find myself there OFTEN! Too often, I am afraid. And, to top it all off, I find myself being so critical of other things that I see and hear....Shame on me! Who am I to think that I know best or that I could do or say something better than someone else? When it comes to spiritual things, I have become the person who used to offend me and turn me off.....I might not always say it, but I think it....when someone thinks or believes differently than me, I find myself thinking of the "right" thing and then feeling justified in my actions!
Now, don't misunderstand me, I am NOT willing to compromise on scriptural truth or biblical facts, but when should I say something and when should I not? These are questions that I am working through and asking God to grant me wisdom as I consider how to love others and show the love of Christ to others as well.
Lord, please forgive me for being unjustly proud, and for thinking that I have it right! Father, I know that I am weak and lacking and have miles and miles to go in my journey. Father, thank you that your mercies are new every morning. Help me Lord NOT to be like those who follow in action but not in heart. Father, give me the eyes to see YOU and to see others in this world who need YOU. YOU are holy Lord, help me be holy as you are holy. Thank you father, that you do forgive me and thank you that you bring conviction to my soul. I love you o Lord, but I confess that my affection for you is often anemic....help me father. In Jesus name, Amen.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Well, ONCE AGAIN!!! As I look over my bible journal and my personal journal, Once again seems to be the title of many of my entries! But, I am attempting once again to blog... I am often encouraged and challenged and convicted by other blogs and for a while I stopped because I didn't really have anything to offer, but then I realized that I blog for myself and not for the other 1-2 people who might read the post! : ) So all that to say, I am trying to fix up the blog and make it pretty....I am asking a friend to help me when she has time and when I can sit down over the phone with her to work out some of the kinks!!! So, stay tuned if you dare....I might have something pithy to say once in a while!