"I know that Thou (God) canst do all things, And that no purpose of Thine can be thwarted." Job 42:2
If I could I would just kick my inner self right now -- that part of me that thinks and feels. I guess that's my soul. Our souls are so filled with world brainwashing. Well, mine is. From the womb on up the entire society is trying to get you to rely on yourself rather than God.
Here's my struggle: before I know it my eyes get off God and onto my situation and I begin to scheme inside on how I could "fix" it myself. God doesn't need me doing this. It totally wastes time, at least within me. It also negates my belief in Him.
He wants me to hold onto Him no matter what. He wants us to depend on Him wholly.
Now, I am not talking about lazy living and sitting around waiting for God to rain down whatever you need from heaven. We do need to do what He's called us to do. We do need to be active in our faith. We do need to do what He's put us before us. We do need to be responsible in our lives, care for what He's entrusted to us.
But we cross the line when we begin to try to figure it all out, when we then cross into worry and fretting.
One of my favorite verses is John 6:29: "Jesus answered and said to them, 'This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.'"
When we believe we are doing God's work. Believing is hard work because everything around us tells us we can't rely on God, we can't take His words the way we read them (''And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.'" Matthew 21:22). We are told we have to modify them so they can be swallowed by our practical mind-sets.
That is not God speaking to us. That is our flesh and the world (as in the world-thought system).
Before I go today, I want ot share a couple links with you. The first one is a blog entry from "The Catch" a blog written by Author, Writer and Musician John Fischer. Today, it is a very tender, sweet entry that touched me, almost made me cry. Here's the link: http://catchjohnfischer.wordpress.com/2011/05/25/sacred-moments/#comment-1910
And today is the day my column Perfectly Blunt is run in the Pierre newspaper. This week's column is a bit silly but I think you'll like it. Here's the link: http://capjournal.com/articles/2011/05/25/opinions/perfectly_blunt/doc4ddc677317282079034993.txt
Thanks so much for reading. You encourage me!