Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Thoughts from the "Time Out" corner

I've been doing a little studying today. Um. Actually, I've been doing a LOT of studying today. Lately I've felt a little out of touch with the "Director" of this symphony we call life. And so I've taken three extended "time outs" today just to reconnect a bit. I'm not done. I feel compelled to do this at some level over the next week or so. I suppose I'll just follow the trail as God lays it out before me and see where that leads. Isn't that pretty much what life is after all? Following the trail of Jesus through the fields and factories, the oceans and atmospheres, the city streets and outback creeks of life? I've been in all six and I've observed His Hand in each one.

For the sake of personal authenticity I thought I would go ahead and expose some of the notes I've taken for the scrutiny of any who care to take a glance. If through my transparency you find me to be in error, please do let me know. Keep me on the path. But do be gentle. I bruise easily.

1. Sometimes faith looks like stupid. Sometimes stupid looks like faith. Good luck telling the difference.

2. My lack of doing anything wrong does not necessarily constitute my innocence.

3. Spiritual hoarding is wise and appropriate. It can never co-exist with physical hoarding.

4. God is in control of every click of my clock and every tick of my tock.

5. God's "being" and God's "seeing" are the same thing.

6. God's presence and God's manifest presence are not the same. We must be aware of His presence for it to be made manifest.

7. God's presence is not a matter of miles but of experience.

8. Be certain to aquire the life-long habit of spiritual response. "You have said, 'Seek my face.' My heart says to you, 'Your face, Lord, do I seek.'" Psalm 27: 8

9. Perhaps it is just me but the peacefulness of my sleep tonight will inevitably correlate with the depth of my Spirit-Walk today.

10. still searching ...