That’s me in a nutshell. This week I feel like the faster I go the behinder I get. It’s like I’m spinning my wheels in loose sand.
I’m still scanning and uploading photos from our old home in Jacksonville.
We’ve bought a few presents and been preparing them for my husband’s journey to Florida (I keep the home fires burning). We’re attending Church gatherings, running errands, fixing things that break when one lives so far out and so forth. I know everyone else is the same way this week. And next week will be more hectic for not only us but many of my dear readers. By the way, special prayers of safety for those who travel. I sympathize!
In between all this madness I am making all efforts to study God’s Word and commune with Him. No, I don’t think I’m perfect. Far from it! That’s why I attend Church. Church isn’t about being Holier Than Thou. I go because I know I’m a sinner and I’m in need of His wisdom. One of the best ways to achieve that is to surround myself with others who know they are sinners too and are seeking His face by studying His Holy Word and encouraging me to do so also. The Bible is His “How To Live Your Life Manual” He wrote for all mankind. Every question you could possibly have about “Well, what’ll I do about …?” is there in those pages. He is always there with the correct answer for me so that the more I spin my wheels being in a hurry and acting silly, the more I know that He has placed His loving hands on my handlebars and whispers, “Stop child. Listen to Me, then talk to Me. I have all the answers.” And He does.
“‘Master’, Simon replied, ‘We’ve worked hard all night long and caught nothing! But at your word, I’ll let down the nets'” [Luke 5:5]
Today’s Journey (LifeWay) December 2016 study lesson is “Because You Say So”. It’s about a mom and her eldest son who wanted to do a specific thing with his friend one weekend. It wasn’t going to work out so she played the Mom Card and said “No”. He was temperamental at first, but it turned out that her decision was right and many benefited from it. Sometimes we don’t always get to do what we want but if we trust God, He will make sure we do what is right. And isn’t that a much better place to be in?
May the LORD bless and keep you my friends.