Sunday, January 18, 2009

I'm not sure why, but when I go on a big search for new 'God blogs' it's usually a Sunday afternoon and I usually come away with not one new blog, but rather, just a disappointed heart in what I've read.

I don't know.

Maybe if we'd stop fearing we'll lose God's presence, we might just find it... and keep it. Maybe if we relied upon Him hourly--and not ourselves--we'd experience the wonder of Him every minute.

And maybe if we stopped being scared about the future, we might just have some joy right now. And therefore, some strength. Some headaches and pains and aches might just vanish, too.

Maybe if we'd just pray for our leaders--and not criticize and blog about them negatively--we might just come to love them. And understand why they feel and believe as they do. Changes might happen as well.

And maybe if we sought to know God, Himself, better rather than to know about Him, we might just experience a constant companionship with that Friend who sticks closer than a brother. A relationship which changes everything and makes old things, new. Hourly.



Tracy said...

Mmmm, yes, just maybe... :)

Tracy said...

I might add, a very thought-provoking post... :)

oma aka meme said...

I too- find it hard to find christian blogs but I notice if I find one then I see followers which helps me find a few more friends- there are some wonderful writers out there- I blog some and I do choose to mention my heart and my God often- glad I found you hear and now I must go finish your group note--hugs from Meme

Judy said...

Amen to this!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

A lot to think about. At the time of the election there were some Christian blogs that I read every day which usually had a more domestic tone (which interests me) and what seemed like a loving direction, which were suddenly filled with real vitriol and what seemed like pure spite and hatred and lies. I was really shocked and almost frightened and can't read them anymore. I don't want to judge them because I believe we can judge actions but not people. Only God can judge people as he tells us often enough.

But there are other blogs by Christians, such as yours, Debra, or Brenda's Coffeeteabooksand me blog which are not judgemental and seem, with their authenticity to draw us closer to that personal relationship with the Christ who said "love one another".


Jammie J. said...

I never leave your blog disappointed. I'm so glad you share with us and minister to us. My heart lightens when I see you have a new post.

Just thought I'd let you know that. :)

Kay @ The Rustic Cottage said...

What a beautiful post and so very true!! Thank you for being the God blog that I came to today.

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket and Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just loved your words on this and I love your lovely blog! blessings, Kathleen

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

How funny to see what Kristi said on her comment (I knew I liked her). :)

I was just going to comment that I've decided not to be judgemental of the new administration, even though I know I disagree with him on some policies.

We're to pray for our leaders and to be honest, ever since Watergate, it has been sad to see how the press tears up most presidents. Even though they love Obama, I doubt the honeymoon will last forever.

I LOVE the fact there will be a grandmother in the White House!

Donetta said...

I think it is easier for we children of disobedience to look down on another than too look up to the potential that is within us.
It is within us the ability to walk rightly, to repent and turn ourselves around. Than our wonderful America could be healed.
We are to pursue righteousness not strife. I want to flee from it. It is such a tasty morsel to temp into a feast of ill will and continuous division.
It is then the enemy of unity will win.
What was that old saying...
If you don't have anything nice to say...don't say anything at all.
I loved your edify post.
I had to also order the 2010 catalog. I really look forward to seeing now.

Anonymous said...

I can't say I support him or trust him but I will definitely pray for him.