There are so many times I know I shouldn’t even start talking, but I do it anyway. Did you ever notice how quickly we follow up “I know I shouldn’t…” with the very thing we know we shouldn’t do. Or am I alone in that? It reminds me of a little verse I wrote many years ago:
There is no way
To undo what I have done
T’would have been better
To have never begun
I start a lot of projects in my head. I don’t always follow through, which may be a good thing considering how often my projects were so much better in my head! Cooking is a prime example for me. I truly should not even start!
I’ve started hundreds of great blog posts (again in my head) but when I sit down to type them out, I realize they really weren’t that great at all. Funny how in the middle of the night you have answers to all the world’s problems…and your co-worker’s, cousin’s, and next door neighbor’s issues, as well. In the cold dawning of the day you realize you were more tired than you care to admit when you thought that idea was a workable solution. Again, that could just be me.
I’ve started studying the book of Romans. I just finished reading it on Wednesday. I’ve read it several times before, this is the first time I’m really taking the time to study, particularly chapters 6,7 and 8. I want to learn all about our sin nature and freedom because I am writing a book about freedom, and I want it to be purely from Truth. As Christians, we should not be living in chains…yet too many of us do.
I talk to God a lot. I have started to realize that I’ve been praying from standpoints of fear (Oh, Lord, please don’t let “that” happen), selfishness (praying for things that really aren’t that important but are convenient, mostly to me) and pride (I’m ashamed to say that pride does enter my prayer life, and I may write about that later, but for now, I’m just thankful God has pointed it out to me). Praying is conversation out of a true relationship instead of a formula or addressing only immediate needs every now and then. It’s not a recitation, though praying the scripture over yourself and your family is a wonderful thing to do. Most of all, it’s not just what I say; it also has a lot to do with way I’ve lived my life before I start my prayer and end my requests with “in the name of Jesus I pray…”
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