Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Part 4 ~ Chapter 28

And, then, I turn the page to find "the big word"... again...


I tell ya, God is just not letting up! : )

I'm not sure if I've shared this already, but there are 3 words that keep coming up over and over for me. During the past 2 years, faith, trust, and obedience have been "buzz words" for me.

It's kind of hard to explain, but the gist here is that every time I turn around (it seems) one or all 3 of those words is staring back at me. Think God is trying to tell me something? ; )

James 1:22-25 is a beautiful reminder.

Little girls often dream of fairy-tales, and it's no surprise (or secret) that we're still expecting the stuff of which dreams are made, even as adults. Beth Moore says it like is on page 167:

"We want God to somehow wave a wand over us and magically remove every hindrance without requiring anything of us."

Was anybody else convicted there... or was it just me?

Beth goes on to point out that we would never learn anything if all our problems were solved for us with a wave of a magic wand.

After hearing those 3 buzz words over and over (faith, trust, obedience), I have often just pleaded with God to "fix me." I find myself saying things like, "You're God and you can fix me. Just do it, God, please!"

And, that's just it. If God fixes me without my cooperation and obedience, I'll never learn. I've got to have faith and trust that He knows best! The Father always does, right? ; )

Maybe I need to glean from Psalm 81. Maybe you do, too?


  1. Convicted places for me:
    1. Rebellious child does not act like a Child of God. Busted for any number of reasons there.
    2. RC prefers pleasant illusions over the truth. Again busted!!

    Think the lose of control is the hardest part of obdeience- real true obedience.

  2. Okay... 2 funny... I just mentioned that (loss of control) in today's blog (before I read your comment above ; ). Think God is driving home a theme for me here? lol

    I'm with ya 100%! I want to know where I'm going, when I'm getting there, and HOW I'm gonna get there. With God, He just prefers (and demands really) that I leave all that stuff up to Him and simply say, "Here I am!" ; )

    Sooooo hard for me to do... but so rewarding when I bring myself to that place of total obedience and dependence on Him!

    I love hearing from you, JBM! : )