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Thursday, June 13, 2013

I'm here, I'm here!

I know that almost all my blog entries start this way, but if you could be inside my brain, you would realize what a feat this is for me. emoticon Just for a quick example: While trying to get here, I :

Spent time with God and was informed I needed to pull out my new Bible... not sure what is wrong with the old one, (expect its falling apart, mostly. It is well handled by love, with marked up pages everywhere. It is like an old friend, greeting me every (most) morning, but ok.

Go to the bookshelf and grabbed the new one...whew! those shelves need serious help! The dog is whining at the door
Let him out
made a bottle of green tea
thought about breakfast but decided not to get distracted from my mission, time with God... saw my 6 yr old went back to sleep on the couch, covered him up
.... now the bible... whew.. these books need to be dusted and organized...fooooocus.... grabbed the bible quickly and raced to the couch to meet with God....

Here is what I got: (after reading a bunch of genealogical lines in Genesis... no idea what I am suppose to get from that... sigh... frustrated... flip the pages and landed here)

I am the Lord, this is my name;
my glory I give to no other,
nor my praise to idols,
See, the earlier things have come to pass,
new ones I now foretell;
Before they spring into being,
I announce them to you.

This under the section: Isaiah Chapter 42:8-9 labeled "The Servant of the Lord"

hmmmmmm I like that, "I announce them to you" part..... when I make an announcement to my kids, I try to make sure I have their attention first, otherwise, the message is totally lost....

Am I paying attention to God so I can hear the message He is sending me?

The second part of my readings today came from the introduction by the chapter, "The Revelations to John" (A side note here: I have read most of the Bible but this chapter, I don't think I have ever read. Every time I started it before, it scared me to death and I put it aside. I thought I would try again. being more mature now emoticon )

2nd message today from the chapters introduction:

"The Book of Revelation had its origin in a time of crisis, but it remains valid and meaningful for Christians of all times. In the face of apparently insuperable evil, either from within or from without, all Christians are called to trust in Jesus' promise,

"Behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age" (Mt 28, 20)

Those who remain steadfast in their faith and confidence in the risen Lord need to have no fear." pg 1373, New American Bible

Wonderful message of hope.. in the very end, it is a happy ending for those who listen to God's words.

End note:

The dog was whining to be let back in emoticon, let him in
go back to the book selves (only 2 shelves) to straighten and organize ie "love these books", "need to read those", those "resources", "my extra of my very favorite book looking for a home." As I was doing this, I thought to myself, "If I had a friend that had these books on her shelf, I sure would like this chick!"

Heeeeey waaaaait a minute....

I certainly have gotten away from the person that I was when I bought these books... I think I have changed and maybe not for the better/???? ...who is this person I have become? How is that for a loaded question to myself? ::sigh:: That is why I have been unhappy, I have slightly morphed into some one other than the TRUE me. The-deep- down, below- the -surface, layers- of -living -gunk -piled -on -top, me. The light hearted-free spirited- joyfilled- natural loving, attachment parenting- positive attitude - happy-go-lucky- me. Where is THAT version of me? What happened to her? How did I get I here to this person? More importantly how do I get back to her? Can I, even if I wanted to? hmmmmm Maybe I am having a mid-life crisis (??) emoticon emoticon

Yes, all this from a trip to the bookshelves!

emoticon to my world! So you see why I celebrate every time I post a new blog? emoticon

Have a beautiful blessed day!
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TXNCAT 8/13/2014 12:53PM

    I'm glad you battled through all those distractions! You've inspired me to fight through mine and get something checked off my list today! emoticon

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DETERMINEDJANET 6/13/2013 10:00PM

    You sound as distracted as me! Today I had about 3 projects going at once. Good seeing you back!

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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 6/13/2013 1:00PM

  I understand all so well where you are coming from.

I have so many physical chores to be done but start my day everyday with my Lord.

I can't live without hearing from Him first thing and all day long because what I do first in the morning sets me up for victory the rest of the day.

I have got to get off of sparkpeople and get to my physical jobs of the day which I am sadly falling behind in because I find so many other things that I get captivated by.

Anyways, you can and will get back to the true and real "you" of who you are in Jesus and who He is in "you". emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DIANEWITHASMILE 6/13/2013 9:46AM

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Distractions!!!

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