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Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Hole in the GOSPEL by Richard Stearns .. part 1 of many

OK, I have just decided to log in my thoughts here (wish I would have done this on the CRAZY LOVE book) ... Because I need to remind myself of what God reveals to me as I go along ... He is so good to move my spirit, give me a thought or teach me a lesson ...

"I could show God I was available to Him without actually having to do anything."  This is a line from the book before the author takes the job at World Vision ... You see God was moving him in this direction, but he really didn't want to go, so the whole time he is being available and open to God's will when he is actually hoping he comes in second so he can let himself off the hook and pretend he gave it his best effort...

I mean how often do we (DO I) open the door just wide enough to peek out or raise my hand up just the slightest bit or stand in the back of line pretending I am AVAILABLE and READY, but desperately hoping they don't pick me, choose me for the job or accept my help ...

I mean seriously ... I am laughing my head off right now ... I could list a few of these moments in my life ... And we do it like God can't really see our motives ... hilarious ... So I will try to let my YES  be YES and realize I can't be everything to everyone, but I want to be right smack dab in the center of God's will!

stay tuned for more ... the kids are home on a snow day (pictures to come), but I have the little ones down watching a movie and I am reading ...

3 kind words.:

Coleman's A to Z said...

Great book! I saw him speak at Women of Faith in Seattle. He told parts of that story but the book does it more justice!

Jim and April said...

Ohh...want to read this now! I TOTALLy agree with you how I wish I would have written journal entries about the things God was using in the book "crazy love" to get to me and change me because like you said, we can go back and see how He was working us! I am thinking of reading Crazy love again just to refresh and get my thoughts out on paper! :0)

Ali said...

AMEN