I just feel like blogging a lot today. Now assuredly as I type this – I will draw a blank and this will probably wind up short, but I still have a desire.
I am still loving the Beth Moore bible study on Daniel. Each day I am challenged by something, and it just excites me. I am not sharing all this to sound conceited, but I was raised by a father who as early as I can remember, had me sit in his office and listen to sermons. When you are indoctrinated like that at the age of 3 or 4, especially from my father, then there are times when you get things that others don’t get. After having received my fifth email, I believe that I am one of maybe two who got what Beth was trying to speak about last night, but … I so want to explain it to others. Anyway… I have been so hungry to share this bible study with everyone I come in contact with – b/c there’s so much that is relevant to right now, to today. We must not assimilate! This coming from me sounds hypocritical no less, but I believe that God can and will help us de-assimilate, and change the world. I am aware that our ‘Babylon’ isn’t going anywhere, and will in fact get worse, but I still need to live with integrity. God still wants us to live like Daniel, and/or be whatever God wants us to be. Regardless, I love the study, and am proselyting like a wild woman.
“Mission is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is.” John Piper.
See… now I have a blank. Well, I finally figured out how to make my links work properly. Sorry that took so long!
“Urgent prayer requires Urgent Praise!”
I am still learning things. I was reminded powerfully this weekend that, sometimes God calms His child, and not the storm. The storm must rage. But God is still God of the storm. Mostly importantly, He’s still the God of me, and calms me, and He hears me, and knowing that still blows my mind. I’m so imperfect, and messed up at times, and fallible, and thousands of other things… and yet He loves me anyway, and has my life in His control. Wow. Just Wow.
“Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive and your joy will be complete!” John 16:24