Friday, November 12, 2010

Out of order and not waiting...

You really can't go wrong with a good devotional book....



Your favorite mug filled with a good hot drink on a good cold day...




And the first slice of pie hot right out of the oven!



This is actually for after dinner dessert this evening but I am not one to follow order when it comes to things such as this nor am I very good at waiting.

Interestedly enough my devotion today was on waiting and it was not the one for today which would mean I am not reading these in order.

~ small excerpt from the devotional, 'Jesus Calling' ...

Wait quietly in my presence while my thoughts form silently in the depths of your being. Do not try and rush this process, because hurry keeps your heart earth bound. I am the creator of the entire universe, yet I choose to make my humble home in your heart.

.....Ask my spirit to quiet your mind so that you can hear my still, small voice with in you.

I have been finding my mind going back over these words and asking Him to please quiet my mind so that I can simply hear his still small voice.

I have been battling with a few issues as of late and one being how bothered I become when I see men and woman of faith, including myself, not standing strong in Gods truth and swaying to the peer pleasures of man especially in our churches when it comes to right vs wrong in Gods eyes. Are we really to be concerned that someone is offended by what God has to say about a matter?

As I sat there in my prayer time in silence these words came rushing through my mind...

Jesus didn't live his life in a manner in which to show us how to be popular with man. Jesus lived his life in a manner in which to show us how to please his Heavenly Father.


These words overwhelmed my mind and brought comfort to my spirit immediately. It isn't for me nor any believer to be concerned with what man thinks is right or wrong, truth or fiction. It is mine and yours responsibility to learn how the master likes his napkins folded. I am here to please one and only one. Like the old saying goes, you really can not please everyone. We really can't please everyone and so therefore I find it so refreshing that the only one I need to please is the one who not only counts the stars, but created them too. I love you God!


Psalm 5:3 In the morning I, O Lord, Thou wilt hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to Thee and eagerly watch.

~enjoy

14 comments:

Lynette said...

Wow...awesome post Christene...and also the yearning of my heart. To find quiet and peace in order to hear the Master's voice.

xx

Christine said...

Mine have been, as of lately, in the middle of the night when a hot flash wakes me up!...lol Hugs Lynette

Heather said...

That reminds me of Gal 1:10. Love the thought of asking the Spirit to quiet our mind. I'm terrible at it. It is so awesome that God does for us what we can't do for ourselves. :-)

Cha Cha said...

Hi newest friend. I am stoping by to tell you thank you for your sweet words about my Thankful centerpiece and finding I do not want to leave. I have been doing Jesus calling for over a year now and love every morning I spend readingy it and the verses, then I saw your post on hour of prayer, I have never seen this and so excited to make my own journal, God has been calling me to more prayer time lately and I knew I needed a way to stay on track but did not know what. I know that God lead me here for a reason and it was for that and to meet you. Thank you for being willing to follow Gods calling and be used by Him for others.

You are a Blessing,
Cha Cha

Hanna said...

That pie looks amazing!!! I love finding new recipes. I am your newest follower. You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blgospot.com

Christine said...

Heather...great verse! perfect for this!

Cha Cha...I felt the same way about your blogs! I didn't want to leave!

Hanna..thank you and yes I will come visit! Thanks =o)

Debbie said...

It is a lovely post.
I am smiling at you not waiting on the pie and reading out of order. You are my twin.

Christine said...

I have always thought that Debbie...lol

Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

Wow, that pie looks amazing! Hope you will share your recipe for it :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment on my project. Totally made me smile. Hope you enter my giveaway for holiday cards!

http://mommagoround.blogspot.com/2010/11/holy-holidays-batman-holiday-card.html

Teri said...

Hi, Christine! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my raisin-bread blog post! It sounds like you had a great day, and I agree - as my mother always said, "let go and let God." Popular does not equal right. Thanks for giving me something to think about today! :)

Teri said...

PS: Love your blog title! :)

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Such good words to live by!

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

What a great post. Thanks for stopping by.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I can't tell you how many people have recommended that devotional book to me in the past few weeks. Everybody says that it is wonderful. I am getting one for myself and some for Christmas gifts. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

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