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Monday, September 21, 2009

Something I Scratched in My Bible a Couple of Weeks Ago

When heading to risky and dangerous behaviour, according to the World's standards, because we follow the voice of God, the fear of looking foolish or being hurt will keep us from doing amazing things in God.

How much do we trust God to take care of our body, defend our dignity, or give us pleasure? How much do we trust Him to care for our very soul?

Lately a friend of mine has been asking a question of Christians that he knows, it goes something like this; "Are we to be led by the Holy Spirit in all things or just when we think we need help?" He hones it, when when he discusses it further, to where the person is at. But mostly he is challenging those around him that maybe we ought to reconsider how quickly, or slowly in most cases, we listen to the voice of God. He is coming to the conclusion that most Christians feel that they can just handle God's work and he is sure they cannot.

I will be unable to say anything here even if I could organize all that is running through my mind just like dust bunnies in a house with fourty-four toddlers, I just don't possess a big enough dust mop at the moment. Nor will I be around to visit anyone after tomorrow and even tomorrow it is dicy because I have so much to do to get us down to the fair and looking fairly descent. If you're in Puyallup stop on by The Fair, we'll be in J barn from Wednesday morning (bright and early) till Sunday night.

And know my Dear Reader, God is right there with you, above you, below you, on the left, on the right, in front and behind, and He desires to speak with you, if you would only please put your agenda aside and listen, if you listened close enough and repentant of your own ways enough so that you could participate in His Kingdom.

10 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i seem to remember you being at the fair when i first discovered your blog! has it been a year?

enjoy, my friend...

smiles, bee
xxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Susie said...

Thanks for the reminder Lanny because I know I don't listen close enough.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Lanny, Reminds me of a commercial from a few years ago, a kid in a cape running around hollering "He's everywhere, he's everywhere! " Thanks always for your words, you have a great time at the fair, I would love to stop by..but Minnesota isn't exactly next door..howeverit is right neighborly of you to invite us! :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Lanny: Have a great time at the fair, my grandson and I enjoyed ours.

Nezzy said...

Thanks for the reminder, Lanny. We forget that God is there, everywhere, all the time and in our mortalness we end up trying to do thing ourselves when all we have to do is speak his name.

Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

Mel said...

The truth sometimes hurts, great wake up call. My ears are open and I'm tuned in to hear his words...

Blessings,
Mel

A. Joy said...

I am reminded all the time by MN that God is everywhere. She asks " He's right here isn't He?." and points next to her on the sofa. " I'm sitting on Him aren't I?. " Then when she's been doing something not quite nice I remind her that God can hear her thoughts and see her. She talks back - " I know that - He was in my room with my while I was doing it!" Ahhhh, and don't you forget it missy! Have fun people watching at the fair this week! My favorite thing to do there!

Flower said...

Yes, I know where He lives...in me! You have a great time at the Fair! It won't be too hot this week and what more could you ask for? Fair food is good until it's been going a week and a bowl of soup sounds really good! Blessings!

Lawstude said...

Amen to that. God is good.

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I am guilty of worrying of what others would think of me if I just lept out there and did what I think I would like to do. I know I should trust God more in this area. I so enjoyed your words today. blessings,Kathleen