Tuesday, January 18, 2005

On My Mind Today 1/18/2005

The WeatherBug says it’s five degrees outside. Brrrrr. Hot coffee at my side. Nearly impossible to keep this two-story house warm on the first floor without having a sauna on the second floor. Note: consider a second furnace unit. What’s a woman to do but sit with her coffee, God and her laptop.

Ok, God. What do you have for me today? Blogging? Working on the Prayer Experience I’m going to be leading in less than three weeks! Ahhh, Oh, what is that scripture about not worrying about what I will say because you will speak for me?

Exodus 4:11-12
"Who makes mouths?" the LORD asked him. "Who makes people so they can speak or not speak, hear or not hear, see or not see? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go, and do as I have told you. I will help you speak well, and I will tell you what to say."

That’s not the one I was thinking of but it fits better. The other scripture is in Matthew and refers to being arrested. I don’t think I’m getting myself into a controversial situation. I am an out of the box thinker. Reverent would not be an adjective to describe me. But I think I’ll be ok with the “religious leaders” of Crossroads.

I’m working on two articles – yeah right, articles. Sounds impressive, like I’m a writer. Ha, still dreaming. It’s fun to dream as long as God is the Dream Giver.

So what is my dream? To help others get to know God as I know him from my perspective. He is so life-changing. So life-giving. He gives life meaning. If others could get inside my head and experience what I have experienced of God, with God, it would change perspective of life for some. Success? Redefined. Pleasure? Eternal. Personal purpose? Meaning of life? Sense of direction? Insight, insight, insight.

Too many “Christians” just trying to be good. Hello! If being “good” is the answer to life, then Jesus’ crucifixion was just a gory story about a really good man. Sorry to inform some of you. We are not to be like Christ. We are to be the body of Christ. Bit of difference there. Has to do with who is in control. Jesus is the head of the body.

Ok, enough rambling today. I think I’ll blog this. Might help some of you to know me better. Scary thought. Proverbs 17:28 “Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered wise; When he closes his lips, he is {considered} prudent.” Hmm, maybe I should just keep my thoughts to myself.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this blog full of random thoughts and fragmented sentences.

Have a cozy day. Forget trying to be good. Just join with the head and let Him determine what you do. He doesn’t have to "try". Amazing things happen when he just speaks!

1 comment:

Austin said...

Wow... we're not called to be like Christ but to be the body of Christ! enough said... I'll chew on that for a week or so...

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~ Jesus 

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