Vision-blurry (when looking long-distances, aging) Looking toward the LED clock of the cable box… we will be holding devotion shortly… used to be able to see stuff very well from this distance… must be getting older… 🙂 (what a blessing! 😛 )
Woke up this morning expectant of a ghost (from past) to text me… why I would desire that? Cause’ I tend to reach toward the foolish things when all around me is still and safe.. (making trouble…) The water all around me is still, so let me stand up in my ‘figurative kayak’ and rock it!!! <Rock-Rock-Rock> and what do you know…splash!!!!… I’m all Wet!!! That’s what the track record shows, but that’s not what it is today or what it’s gotta’ be… (but it gets those juices/emotions/tinglings/ ‘feel goods’, coursing through the veins).
Father God, forgive me for any lack of gratitude– thank You for refining me. Thank You for the breathe of life… thank You for the ‘re-direct’, helping me keep it real with myself, and not be ‘flaky’ toward You… help me NEVER EVER to settle… and to push with everything… where You are is where my life is hidden… help me live as such… rather than trade that for what ‘I wants and I thinks’…
Thank You for the desire You are fanning in my heart to seek You, knowing with every day, that You are moving me toward the future You’ve envisioned for me.
I’ma tell it like this… Father… I saw that man’s (boy) face in the congregation… he was hurt… I could see it, that he knew about what I was saying ‘up there’ tonight… I stood in front of the congregation and shared the goodness God has showed me… in hind-sight I’ve determined I ought to have prayed with the young man… God is leading me by the hand and it’s like I was unsure of what might be said or done… and in those final moments the Spirit led me into a calm that had an undercurrent of intensity… even now, the enemy condemns me and accuses me, saying, ” You did not say this,” “You didn’t do this“… Get behind me satan in the name of Jesus of Nazareth… No man knows the hour or the day that Christ will come for the church, but I thank our Father who is in Heaven that I was granted another opportunity to share the gospel of His Son… Lord… You are worthy of our praise… still… my hands and thoughts regarding those things which were done tonight… and comforting my heart/mind in all that is to come… not that I’d think highly of myself… but that I’d forever stand behind Your glory and attribute to You every aspect/detail of my life… Glorify thy name… forever be magnified.
Praise God for this beautiful Friday morning… I… roommate and I are sitting on “the world” we vanquished at least one dragon today… (which looks awfully a lot like a refrigerator) We probably had at least a weeks worth food in there that was not edible/expired, etc… now, we are upstairs waiting for class to start… we were listening to this pretty chill folk song by Parker Milsap called ‘Please Forgive Me’, that was good stuff… I listen to a lot of music now (this concerns what is playing now) that I would not have listened to in the past… I would have found them slow, sappy, etc… but my perspective has changed, in how the lyrics are received, and who the songs are to, and that relationship is one I partake in… I am a joint-heir… *quote… Real-time…now playing <same power that rose Jesus from the grave, the same power that commands the dead to wake… lives in us…> That’s empowering… bout’ to get ‘ready’… thank you Lord for your innumerable blessings and your perfect plan.
*Everything is as it should be, considering, nothing is as it should be…
The spiritual walk was described to me, today, as walking up a downward moving escalator, so that when one stands still they regress in their idleness…(I can certainly appreciate this analogy.)