Life has been a mixed event lately... I will try scheduling this post so I can make sure you are updated. Not that my life is the thing to know about, but I am on a path to the future and still learning how to build this thing we call an "online presence." :-)
I am in the middle of several project paths so I feel kind of out of sorts. It's still moving forward, but slowly. This week I have been trying to get my plan into an organized and printed list.
I have been thinking a lot about GOD, and what He means to our daily lives... not the invisible parts, more about the things we can see, the way He moves in our individual lives, how we can say He is real and he still loves us even when we don't get the things we want from Him. I often try to see what GOD looks like to the people who don't know them. Our current problems and battles and wars are part of that thinking as well.
It makes everything else kind of "foggy" so I tend to operate on autopilot when things get really "deep" in my thinking time. We are facing so many serious problems these days, with even greater issues ahead of us. I get consumed by the place GOD and Christians hold in the history that is to come... especially when I include what GOD has already told us about in Bible Prophecy.
In the practical spaces of my life, I made it to the grocery store finally. I was trying to live on what I already had for as long as I could, but it got really tough when I ran out of coffee, tea, and other options besides water to drink. :-) Wouldn't you know it, the one thing I forgot at the store was coffee. It seems to be a pattern these days. Still, we know that GOD works through the attacks of our enemies, and is always the main power. So we need to ask ourselves, "Why?" I think it is to show us what the world is becoming... and a part of what He is doing in the people who are our enemies.
- I've been working on my notebook system, been waiting on crafting supplies I ordered, been thinking about Christmas for me and Christmas selling online, and a lot more.
- I got behind in my prayer journaling so I am still catching up with that.
- I was so happy to find yeast at the store!! I now wonder how they make it because it took so long to replace with the shopping restrictions we have had.
- I was also so excited to see eggnog available... I grabbed it up!
I spent almost all of my financial resources this month... I'm not use to being able to buy anything, so I always feel like I have been going crazy with my purchases. Mostly all things I have wanted for some time, and there's a lot more to buy! :-)
- I am also getting my workspaces figured out for now.
Thinking about GOD and Life and our way of doing things in America, I have discovered some strange realities. I don't know why they matter, but we often just assume many things so we don't really look into them more deeply. I haven't finished this quest with GOD so I don't want to share everything yet.
I have also become a prayer advocate for some of our public personalities. I think it may be a bigger issue than I would like it to be because I am in the senior citizen group and spend too much time online and don't have a good way to get around for other activities.
Online is my "work" now, so I can't avoid all the contacts with posts and photos and times to wonder how these people I am seeking GOD for get into their life choices. We all become the product of our choices, so the problems are different but we all have our battles. I wonder why they do the things they do... and if they really understand the difference GOD makes in our lives when we are truly committed to Him.
Another thing that happened this week was at YouTube. I somehow discovered songs I hadn't heard for years and added them to my MUSIC folder. In the process of trying to find more that day, I listened to songs from the past... they reminded me why I only listen to Christian stations now... sermons and Klove... well, and now CDs as I build up a collection.
The themes of the Enemy's music are all about "love" - mostly sexual love. They are beautiful songs, but they don't lead you into what GOD's best is. They lead to easy sex for men, desperate sex for women, and the consequences of sex outside of GOD's Plan... which is part of the reason ABORTION is such a battlefield. There are so many consequences to sins we think are "harmless" but become lifetime effects. Following GOD's way of life leads us to real and lasting happiness, sin will not. We all want to find LOVE in our lives... and compromise our faith in moments of weakness. People without faith don't even see the battle, they just pass through the attacks on their lives without the benefit of moral guidance.
So, I put them in my folder for now, but I am not sure that is a great idea. I am seeking GOD about it and thinking about the damage they can cause... about the step that can become a crash in faith. This is actually a very real test of faith, a choice that is typical of Satan's forces. When we repeatedly hear, see, think about anything, it becomes a part of our daily thought life. Like choosing a friend. These "friends" can ruin our lives.
I need to get going.
Think about the small choices you make every day... they lead you into your future, good and bad.