Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Ok guys….Yes with the prayers……IF you have any suggestions or questions please be asking around your ‘people’ and see what kinds of things helped or help their journey’s. How to prepare and yet not over prepare…

how to be the sheep and yet not follow everything but only the shepherd…..If we don’t follow Him how do we expect others to do so…..

I don’t want to BE THE SHEEP….of course my pride wants to see me at the very least a Sheep Dog protecting a herd but I’m not
I’m a sheep and while I am still scared of every flipping thing I think I am realizing how that’s wrong as well...…. duh…..the quote "Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is the realization that there is something more important than fear."

And then this morning in the readings…..Duet. 3: 22 Do not be afraid of them; the LORD your God himself will fight for you."

And then in Mark 13 : 10 And the gospel must first be preached to all nations. 11 Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.

So to prep for a course but to know that it’s not about me or what I want someone to know about HIM….a balance maybe…and having lived and seeming to prefer to live a life out of balance and about me this is where the rubber hits the road …..I will have to be focused on and about Him and trust that in THAT FOCUS I am being led…I am following……He’s in charge and I’m not……and if I act in and believe that at the time…….what happens is Him and about Him and…….what the #@** am I doing….doing something like this????
So yes please PRAY for us…..for me/us to get out of His way and follow……scary thing let me tell you when He answers prayers...


Becky said...

What are your fears bjk? You don't have to tell me, but I know when God is leading these fears will be exposed either by God or the enemy.

What has helped me is "know thyself." All of it the good, the bad, the strengths, the weaknesses, and your woundedness. These things all come into play when you are working with people.


Bruce said...

I read a quote on Danny Sims blog where he adapted something Henri Nouwen has said:

"I often wonder if what I think I know about God has not become my greatest stumbling block to really knowing God.”

Think outside the box.


bjk said...

Damn straight Becky and Bruce....that and these are what I HAVE
been wrestling with.....everything EVERYTHING I believed is being turned upside down.....THAT'S

Much of our difficulty as seeking Christians stems
from our unwillingness to take God as He is and adjust
our lives accordingly. We insist upon trying to modify
Him and bring Him nearer to our own image. -- A. W.

Things that make you go hmmmmmm.......Oswald
Chambers:God's revelation of Himself to me is
determined by my character, not by God's character.
"'Tis because I am mean, Thy ways so oft look mean to

Robert said...

wow becky!!!! Some great quotes you have there. Well my friend, we have been pushing each other praying each other along to take the leap to let go despite the fear looks like you are taking a huge plunge here scary but oh so invigorating i pray God makes me you feel like your in whitewater rapids and HE is the raft!!!! Onward sister!!!