Monday, March 30, 2009

What Do You Do?

What do you do when it all starts falling apart? In you life. How do you cope? How do you trust God enough and rest in Him?

I hate suffering with a passion. What I hate with a passion even more is when a friend of mine is suffering and I can't help. What advice would you give someone who's life just seems to be falling apart at the seems? Any special Bible verses that comfort you in times of trouble?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mice and Faithfulness.

So, I’m sure you have had one of those times in your life where God asks you to do something and you just kind of sit there like, “What? Why in the world would you want me to do that? I don’t understand so I’m not going to do it.” This my friends stems from a lack of faith in our God.

I was reminded of this by, of all things, a child’s movie from 1982. The Secrets of N.I.M.H. See, in the movie, a little field mouse has a predicament placed in front of her. Either move her family to keep them from getting plowed over, or risk losing one of her sons because he is very sick. The little field mouse seeks out the advice of “The Great Owl”( the best character and he doe’s not get enough screen time, lol). He gives her his advice, and needless to say it’s not very helpful at first. But then, a revelation! This is the conversation they have at he end…

Mrs. Brisby: Please. I would do anything for Timothy. Anything.
Great Owl: There is a way. Go to the rats.
Mrs. Brisby: But I don't know any rats.
Great Owl: In the rosebush.
Mrs. Brisby: Oh, yes. Near the farmhouse.
Great Owl: Go there. Ask for Nicodemus.
Mrs. Brisby: Nicodemus? But how can they help?
Great Owl: They must move your house to the lee of the stone.
Mrs. Brisby: No rat could move my house. It's a...
Great Owl: They have ways.
Mrs. Brisby: I don't understand, but I will do as you say.

“I don’t understand, but I will do as you say” AHHHH! If only we all could have the same faith as a cartoon mouse! But that’s the thing, we aren’t created that way. God gave us the choice to follow Him, and sometimes we don’t. So that’s what I’m praying for today. A spirit that will follow God without question. Because really, His ways are soooo much better then mine.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Oh The Future...

Why is it that every time I get into a group of maried women we end up talking (and sometimes praying) about my future husband and marriage? It just always makes me laugh because, if you know me at all, you know that this is not something that i'm like, seeking out actively. I don't dwell on getting married or seek out guys to date with the intent of marriage. So why does it always come up? Is it simply because i'm a single chick in a group of married women? Is it because we have nothing better to talk about?

No, I think there is a lot more to it then that. I believe that God has put these women in my life, at this stage in my life, to guide me now for the future I will have later. There advice is sound, biblical, and honestly, when I stack it up against the Bible, it just fits. So here's to the women who take an intrest in my future! Who help me be better now while i'm spending time with my #1 and waiting on my #2. Thanks ladies!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Oil and Honey: Take 2

Why is it that, in the Bible, a lack of wisdom is always correlated with a sexual woman? The whole “Be a good women of Christ, don’t tempt, don’t be lustful” theme has been popping up a lot in my Bible reading’s and I can’t help but think it’s for a more divine purpose. Like He’s trying to teach me something about wisdom. Or maybe sex, but I really think it’s wisdom.

Take today’s reading, Proverbs 9:13-18-- the woman Folly is loud; she is undisciplined and without knowledge. She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city, calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way. “Let all who are simple come in here!” she says to those who lack judgment. “Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!” But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depth of the grave. Wow. Just wow.

A women who lacks wisdom is loud, displaying the fact that she is ignorant for everyone to see, but also doing things in the dark. She displays her ignorance in FULL VIEW of everyone!!!! Everyone can see that she has no knowledge, but still some are taken under by her because she is sensual. Awesome. That’s just awesome. Way to go girl! Why? Why is it so hard for a women to be a strong leader and why is it so hard for her to gain wisdom and stay away from immorality? WHY???? Some women I previously thought very highly of I have lost some respect for. They just give in on the basis that knowledge and wisdom was not convenient at the time. They would rather sin in the dark then display any degree of self control. And we wonder why God doesn’t give us the thing’s we desire. We completely lack knowledge.

Best movie quote ever... "You see, none of us chose our end really. A king may move a man, a father may claim a son. But remember that, even when those who move you be kings or men of power, your soul is in your keeping alone. When you stand before God you cannot say "but I was told by others to do thus" or that "virtue was not convinient at the time. This will not suffice. Remember that."

Virtue was not convinient at the time? This my firends will never do.