Though he slay me, yet will I trust Him! I WILL BLESS THE LORD!
Weary, but not hopeless!
http://bible.us/97/HEB12.1.MSG Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls! Bible.com/app
I am grateful for this time of fasting. I was challenged and pray that I was obedient in accepting the fast command from God to disconnect from social media for 3 days. Today I shared with a friend that in my time of meditation I get irritated and frustrated because there is a constant flow that I can not completely capture at times. For example, during my commute to work, I often have the voice recorder on in one hand and a wtitting tablet in the other hand because I am getting a download from the Lord! My brain is constantly running! This I am grateful for, but as I mentioned sometimes it can be overwhelming. There have been times during this season that I will declare that I am over stimulated, as evidenced by being paralyzed and unable to make choices as I have so many possibilities.
Diring this fast, I have been allowed to put a plug in 1 end of my pipeline and save some of the inspiration for myself. I have become my own cheerleader, encourager, and innovator. I was encouraged and recieved insight as to how to make myself better and better Steward over my resources.
So the blog post's title, "it's not paranoia if its true" was given as an inspiration today from a coworker. The truth is that I have learned today is it I'm not paranoid, I am a useful and overstimulated vessel! I create avenues to express myself and the gifts that I have because I would seriously die or burst if I did not!
Today I challenged myself and I challenge you to rest occasionally. Allow yourself to be nurtured, and use "no" more often.
Im amazed at how we will tolerate pain and discomfort. We get used to living in a dysfunctional manner.
today God told me to fast. my children are experiencing some different transitions at the same time, so during my meditation time God told me to fast.
He knows that food is too easy for me, so he told me to fast from social media. I immediately eliminated the temptations. I deleted the apps from my homepage on my cell phone. I am grateful for this obedience, and sometimes we are resistant when we put too much thought into it. this makes me think. Sometimes we don't have time to make an announcement about what we are going to do. We just need to do it.
there's no time to queue the marching band. there's no time to alert the team mascot! cheerleader will have to see the you tube video. Doubters will have to hear about it after it manifests. you just have to go, and go now!
now, when I do go back to it(social media). Maybe I will provide a reason, but please know that you don't have to. we are adults! Go and go now!
Whenever in a group setting and the "who would you be?" Ice breaker is presented... You know the one. I am asked who what I like to be if I could be anyone in the world, dead or alive? I always pick Gale! Who is Gale? That is Oprah's best friend. Of course, then I am questionned as to why I chose her. My reason is simple. I want to achieve as much as possible in life without all the hard work. She is blessed by association. There are many examples of being blessed by association in the Bible. So I'm not being selfish and making this request. I am a hard worker! I carry the weight of many. I do work for what I have and will achieve in my future. But there are times where I would like to receive things just because I know people. Because I have networked. Those seeds of perseverance. Because the favor of God is seen on my life.
Today I am asking for blessings beyond the sweat off my brow. Enlarge my territory, bless me indeed!