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 Momen
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
I thought it would be fun to give you a taste of Germany when I blog. So, from now on I will download a pic from my very unusual self. I like lines, curves, catching the common, and off centered visuals. So - that is what I will be posting.
If you are a person that needs people in your pics that you know - well that is just not me, sorry. The pics are a gift from me to you - they will not necessarily blend with the theme of the blog - but they will be mine :-) I might throw one in now and again that does satisfy all of those criteria that are normally satisfied - but don't count on it giggle.
I meet with a young woman about once a week to study the Bible. She is from Spain. On a cold October night she accepted the Lord, on a stoop, in a University Stadt (town) in Germany, with me. We are studying a book about prayer. It takes us a bit longer because we must really make sure that she understands all of the vocabulary in the book. The book is in english! I bought her a Bible in Spanish and we sometimes read my German Bible! It is exciting.
The word that she is having a really hard time with is Dwell. She finds it everywhere and has a hard time wrapping her head around the meaning.
I've been thinking about the word as well.
Before I began studying German as a way of life, I never thought about the difficulty that someone might have in understanding a word. But, sometimes it is difficult.
When my daughter was here we went to a German Church. She sat on a very hard pew, in a very cold and very large and very empty church, and didn't understand a word of the service. Afterwards she told me it was the longest sermon she had ever sat through. But she also said, "Now I understand why non-believers have a hard time in church. They don't understand the language."
I dwell in a flat in Germany. But who dwells in me? Do I desire to understand His language? Do I desire to struggle through the difficult translation - or the fun translation - or the confusing translation... in this life that he is walking me through? Will I ever get it all? NO! But I believe that He finds pleasure in my desire to understand. I believe that He finds pleasure in the fact that I desire for HIM to dwell in me (make Himself at home) - while I dwell in this yellownest called home.
So this is the front of the pic above: my jackets, coats, scarfs, hats, and sometimes my purse hang on this in my entry way. It is a wonderful iron art piece. The pink hangers? A house warming gift from my friend in the USA Ms. G...
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Posted by Robyn Rochelle E. at Tuesday, March 20, 2007
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