God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
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June and July are missing -- Does anyone know where they went?
I become more and more aware of the scriptures that deal with the brevity of life as I sometimes live too fast on this world. And yet, the scriptures that deal with life are the ones that I have been meditating on.
May was a time of remembrances for me. I enjoyed a 'conversation' of sorts on this blog spot with my sister and a cousin of ours. We rambled down memory lane and I completely swam in the reality that one cannot get away from one's gene pool.
One comment on the blog spot made the assumption that we were English teachers - and if we were that would make these comments sensible. Alas, no ... we are none of us English Teachers. My sister did major in English during her second stent at University, and I am a Reading/Writing specialist and a Creative Workshop Writer Trainer - but English Teacher - No!!!!! We are not.
One might ask, "Why not?" The answer is simple: She because writing is her love, and I because creativity is mine ;-)
No, we are simply Eas***m girls. We enjoy words. We enjoy the play, the toil, and even the surprises that words ignite.
However, my Aha! moment came upon my cousin's entry. We have rarely seen each other in our grown-up years. And yet here on the cyber-page her words were warm and melodic. They echoed my sister's and mine. It caused me to ponder for a long time over gene-pools!
That, with the words written on the last post, has set me down a new road, a road to remember and take hold of the truths of this Proverb: (most of you will stop reading now... because what I write is the entire chapter of Proverbs 3 - das ist schade = that is a pity = that is too bad. My prayer is that you read and contemplate where God is speaking to you. I know I have.
My son, do not forget my teachings, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be overflowing and your vats will brim over with new wine.
My son do not despise the LORD's discipline, and do not resent His rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those He loves as a father, the son he delights in.
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.
Long life is in her right hand; in her left are riches and honor.
Her ways are pleasant ways and all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed.
By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, by understanding he sat the heavens in place; by His knowledge the deeps were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.
My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight; they will be life to you, an ornament to grace your neck.
Then you will go on your way in safety; your foot will not stumble; when you lie down you will not be afraid; when you lie down your sleep will be sweet.
Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.
Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.
Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back later, I will give it to you tomorrow" when you have it with you.
Do not plot harm to your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.
Do not accuse a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm.
Do not envy a violent many or chose any of his ways, for the LORD detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence.
The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but He blesses the home of the righteous. He mocks proud mockers, but gives grace to the humble.
The wise inherit honor, but fools he holds up to shame.
Now, I stop today and thank my LORD. I thank Him for my gene pool, for my life, for my love, for my days, for my Ebenezer.
I thank HIM and beg Him to create in me the person that can read this chapter and sleep well.mutating, mutating, mutating missionary
By the way did you hear the angels sing about a week ago?
One of the women I am mentoring made a life surrendering commitment to our LORD!
We went to a small chapel, prayed together, and she hasn't stopped smiling since.
A little about me
I am in the world almost every day. Okay, daily.