Please forgive me for seeming to drop off the face of the earth where this blog is concerned. I think I've kept in touch with most of you personally. I started this blog to be able to communicate about the daily struggle of being a Godly woman, and haven't posted in two months! I do ask your forgiveness. I lost my message for a while - but then, I realized, we ALL do sometimes. Sometimes God changes our message, or we refuse to listen to the message He wants us to share (as a wise woman admitted in her study last night at church!:D)
So, I might as well jump right in with a tough subject, right? :D
I've been feeling lately that I'm sleepwalking through my personal walk with Jesus. Let me tell you what I mean, and I hope you'll share whether I'm crazy :D, whether you've gone through something like that yourself, or whether something in your spirit is testifying the truth of what I share.
I read my Bible. I read devotionals online. I read REALLY great stuff that's being written by my friends and contemporaries.
I pray. I pray with my husband. I pray throughout the day. I do devotions with my husband.
I listen to praise music. I sing praise music - and worship music. I sit in stillness and try to listen.
I minister. I help my friends. I give them tough love and we have real communication about what God wants.
And some days, it's GOOD. Some days, I feel GREAT about where I am, what I'm doing, and what God's using me for.
There are MORE days when I don't feel like I'm moving. When I feel NOTHING. When I know God is moving, and moving ME, but I'm not being MOVED. Does that make sense?
Like I'm sleepwalking through when I should be WIDE AWAKE. Like I'm not engaged in what God is doing to me or through me.
Or is that the way it's SUPPOSED to be? Am I being a vessel, poured out and used by Him?
So tell me, dear one. Does this strike a chord for you? Which do you think it is? And can you give me some Biblical backing for what you think?
The picture of the cat, above, is one I dearly love. I took it in Kalama, WA, outside a little restaurant. It's one of the prettiest places that's not directly on the ocean that I know of. :D This cat was sleeping on the handrail outside the restaurant. He wasn't phased by ANYTHING or ANYONE. He was content, comfortable, fed, and on his own turf.
But I don't want to be found SLEEPING. I want to be awake, alert, and AWARE. So talk to me!!! :)