Thursday, August 30, 2012

More Stimulating Conversation

"Oh now you wanna move? Now you wanna do something?" I knew that would sting you worse than any worker bumblebee, and like the Queen Bee does, I knew it would sting you more than once".-Adversary

"Sure, it stung me, it left some swelling, itchiness and redness at the site of the sting; BUT, the discomfort, well it only lasted for a couple of hours.  My comfort, it never leaves me, it doesn't swell and then goes away, HE stays swollen ALL THE TIME, ready to strike and protect HIS own, at any time. So take that week attempt of an attack back to the pits from which it came" -Me, the protected one.

We Are Reading!

Cinnamon Kiss: A Novel (Easy Rawlins Mysteries) by Walter Mosley

It is the Summer of Love and Easy Rawlins is contemplating robbing an armored car. It's farther outside the law than Easy has ever traveled, but his daughter, Feather, needs a medical treatment that costs far more than Easy can earn or borrow in time. And his friend Mouse tells him it's a cinch. Then another friend, Saul Lynx, offers a job that might solve Easy's problem without jail time. He has to track the disappearance of an eccentric, prominent attorney. His assistant of sorts, the beautiful "Cinnamon" Cargill, is gone as well. Easy can tell there is much more than he is being told-Robert Lee, his new employer, is as suspect as the man who disappeared. But his need overcomes all concerns, and he plunges into unfamiliar territory, from the newfound hippie enclaves to a vicious plot that stretches back to the battlefields of Europe. -
A great read thus far.  Have you read it?  If so let's journal. 

The Way, The Truth, and The Life

How many times, have we started out on an adventure, our own adventure, to enjoy the life given to us?  That's not a bad thing, in fact when we are given a new day, we are prepared for it; it is given to us with a new amount of grace, sufficient enough for us to learn, and to achieve countless amounts of knowledge, wisdom and understanding.

It is we ourselves that get in our own way, stumbling over our own feet, knocking ourselves out of God's divine purpose for us.  Many times, (me, a big offender) we get ahead of ourselves and God, and we leave the paths that he put us on, in search of preparing a place for us; one prepared for us in our own timing, trying to fix every little thing.  And we mess up. 

In John 14: 1-6, Jesus said (New International Version (NIV))
14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”  Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

After reading this, and understanding this, I choose to rest in Him.  The same Him that said "HE is going to prepare a place for me".  He never said that i should prepare a place for myself. I'm getting out of my own way, and especially His way.  I wait patiently, knowledgeably, assured that I am safe in Him, as He prepares my place.