Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I figured it was time to get something new up here for once. This may be a bit on the Random side but I hope I won't lose you.
I just finished a book called "Report for Duty" by Lily A. Bear (I think) about a young man who was drafted and told to report for duty but his call of duty to his master was stronger and because he answered the call of duty to his master he was heavily persecuted; and it eventually cost him his life. It was such a challenge to love only the Lord and to see your only home as Heaven no matter what persecutions you face on earth.
My Family along with some friends went to Marine Land Yesterday. I enjoyed the majority of it. I can see what could draw a person back again and again. But as Mom says "To everything there is a balance" so to much is bad. It is amazing how smart God created animals; watching those seals, dolphins, Orcas, and sealions it was AMAZING what they could to. Our Lord is truly Amazing.
Well I gotta head out its nearing bed time. The rest of this week we're going to be redoing my room!!! I can hardly wait 'till its done!!
Blessings to all as you seek the face of our Savior.
In Christ Alone,
Monday, June 2, 2008
God is GoodHello Everyone,
Its been exactly a month since I updated, so I figured I should update.
The Lord is good. He has blessed me so much. This past weekend the Youth came to our place it was good. Chrissy and I went for a walk it was sooooo nice. God has so richly blessed me with amazing friends who you can talk to about anything, who will sit there and let you cry and know exactly how you feel.
on a different note. The other day I was wondering why it felt that I had moved away from the Lord, then a conversation that took place months ago came back to me. We were sharing what the Lord had been teaching us. I shared on Psalm 91 about Gods protection and that the secret place is in the center of his will etc. and then my brother shared on the same verse but from a different perspective. The First verse says...
"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty."
and what he pointed out came back to me. He said that we tend to think that when we are close to God we are in the "light" we see things plainly. but here it says that we abide under the shadow in the shadows its dark and we can't always see the pathway but even in those times of "shadows" we are closer then we feel; he also pointed out that in other areas of the Bible it says that
" ... and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was." Exodus 20:21
"...ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness..." Deuteronomy 5:23
"He bowed the heavens also, and came down; and darkness was under his feet." 2 Samuel 22:10
"The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness." 2 Chronicles 6:1
"...he knoweth what is in the darkness..."Daniel 2:22
Though sometimes we put ourselves into a different kind of darkness where the Lord is not.
So we don't need to jump to the conclusion that just because we are in a dark time God is far from us. we need to seek the face of our Lord and see if he is drawing near or if it us drawing away.
I hope that made sense. if all of the sudden I didn't make my point clear please say something and I will do my best to correct it. I do not want to give the impression that all dark times are God drawing near.
Blessings to you all as you seek the Lords Face.
Seeking His Face,