Greetings and Joy in Abundance!

Ever wonder why some people seem to be floating through life and others stumble?

I wonder this, and seek to find ways to float instead of stumble. Maybe you would like to join me in this search.

Seeking a closer relationship with God seems to allow my life to float along a little easier.

Phillipians 4:5-6 tells us to reveal our gentleness outwardly, that God is near and that we should not be anxious about anything, but through prayer and petition, we should thankfully approach the Lord with our concerns.

As a high energy person, my anxiety can run high. I am constantly seeking ways to leave my concerns at the foot of the cross.

Random? Probably not.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Walking can be a painful process

Today I was thinking about how we walk by faith, and as I was reading a commentary by J. Vernon McGee, I remembered that walking is a painful process to learn.  He reminded me that we do not inherently know how to walk.  This is a learned activity.  Not only is it a learned activity, but it is a process that is learned by trial and error.  Many times, the success of walking comes with a few bumps and bruises from falling. 

This is how I think about walking by faith.  It is trial and error.  It is painful as we grow and reach.  I understand this from personal experience in a prior time of employment.  Emotional pain dealt when we are growing spiritually can take a long time to overcome.

Yes, I suppose that this is the same as growing pains.  I think it is very similar when we begin a new job.  We must learn the new ways of the company, understand the culture, not rock the boat too much and find our rhythm within the daily responsibilities we carry.

I am looking forward to the challenge of beginning a new chapter of my work life.  Yes, it might be painful to walk from one to the other, but at the end, I will be able to run the race and see the finish line!  Putting things in order is the way that we walk - one foot in front of the other.  It is the same as we walk by faith.  Put things in order - God, Others, Ourselves.  We are able to walk successfully when we do that.  If we have things out of order, we stumble and fall more often, not understanding why in the world we are falling and bearing bumps and bruises. 

Be strong - seek God and continue to put things in order in your life so that you are making progress.  The ease of our days comes from the fruit of the Spirit.  Take time to cultivate your own spirit.  It really does make a difference.

"If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." Galatians 5:25

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