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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After I get all of the mutating missionary blogs from the past re-posted here, I will continue writing fresh ones. Enjoy the review...
Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
"The only requirement is that we place our confidence entirely in God. Abandon any other concerns, including any special devotions you've undertaken simply as a means to an end. God is our end.'" Brother Lawrence
I wonder what that would look like. To place my confidence entirely in God.
I wonder if getting news that my debit card number had been stolen and a person in Fayetteville, NC had completely wiped out my bank account, right after my paycheck had been deposited, leaving me -$500 in the bank... spending the money that I need to live on for Victoria's Secret, Express, Wal-mart, etc. within 2 days - an entire paycheck... I wonder as evidence of my confidence being entirely in God if I would stop and be calm in Him? Yep, I did that.
I wonder if I would pray for that person that had stolen this money and actually feel a bit sorry for her because she had wronged me - because well you see, God is a righteous God. Praying that this step of theft would allow this person in some way to come to Him. Yep, I wonder would that be evidence that I place my entire confidence in the God of all Universes? Yep, I did that.
But - now I must admit - I am slipping. I am asking for prayer. Because even though all of the money has been returned to the bank account, all of the problems would be solved if I lived at 5309 Crawford Ct. If I lived in my old world.
Alas, my abode is in the crevices of a tiny mountain in the Schwarzwald. I have not received the new debit card with which I draw my paycheck. They don't know how long it will take to get here. My rent is due, my telephone payment, my -- well my bills.
And I am a foreigner in a foreign land. They don't like it when foreigners don't have enough money in their account to pay their bills. Had I known that it would take so long, I would have requested them to wire it, but now wiring it might take longer than receiving the card in the Post. And yet, I don't know - it is floating around somewhere.
It has been over 10 days and the mechanic, the bank teller, the landlord are all getting a bit fidgety... as am I. Oh Lord, help me place my confidence completely in YOU.
A little about me
I am in the world almost every day. Okay, daily.