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
Saturday, July 29, 2006
My father was a super man on many levels... He was a crummy man on a few levels too. Alas, enter humanity - we all smack of it. But, there is one thing that I have always appreciated about my dad.
He loved people. He was never too busy to talk and he enjoyed hearing all sides. He received people right where they were - and they knew it. He was a hard worker, but he realized that it was important to have a dream, and to work toward that.
We (my mom, and three sisters) kinda' messed up his perfect dream; He wanted to be a beach bum. Since we were in the picture, he left this world employed by ARAMCO as the project engineer of the largest natural gas refinery in the world.
I used to think that my dad didn't have an agenda when he met people. Now, I know that he did...That is where this blog comes in.
I don't want an agenda for meeting people. I have always loved people - it must come with the genes, or maybe it was God given. I don't think that it is necessarily a spiritual trait; whether it is or isn't, I praise God for it.
I am no theologian. I just love people and I love God. I was in Holland a few weeks ago. I went back to connect with some wonderful people that I know there. I have been trying to get there for months. Finally, I was able to go at the same time they were home. There was no agenda. I just wanted to see them, to enjoy their love, to laugh, cry, and praise God together.
While I was there I visited a church – there was a Dutch man that is a missionary to another country that was sharing. He talked about relationships.
I’m glad I like relationships with people – whether it is a gift from my earthly daddy with all of his bumps and bruises, or from my heavenly Daddy in all of His perfection. I am just glad I like relationship with people.
recognizing my inadequacy and His sufficiency daily
PS. my dad settled for a 'dream' cabin in the East Texas Big Thicket
I think I like the castle that God gave me better! giggle --
I also think Dad would understand that better now.
Posted by Robyn Rochelle E. at Saturday, July 29, 2006
A little about me
I am in the world almost every day. Okay, daily.