TRADING SENSIBLE FOR CRAZY AND AMAZING

April 27, 2016

I come from a long line of sensible people.  Church going folks.  I always assumed the two concepts go hand-in-hand.  You know what?  I can’t say I’ve ever found the word sensible in the Bible.  Okay, so I decided I needed to look that up and since cyberspace provides worlds of opportunity I can tell you that one quick click revealed that the word appears just twice in the entire Bible.  Twice!  So, since my “sensible” approach to life is no longer working and since it seems the Lord has crazy and amazing (though not entirely defined yet) plans for me, I’m thinking that with just two uses of the word “sensible” that’s not much of an endorsement for MY PLAN.  Well, as it happens my sensible approach is no longer working anyway . . . so it’s time to totally trust in the Lord.

PhototasticCollage-2016-03-25-10-58-15Trust.  I don’t like that word.  When people say “trust me” it usually means “I know you’re not going to like this, but . . . “  You know, it’s not unlike those times someone has tried to get me to taste something I thought looked “funny” and they wouldn’t tell me what it was, but said it “tastes like chicken.”  Well, the only thing I care to consume that tastes like chicken is chicken.  Seriously.  So, back to trusting.  Not a fan of trusting humans.  Experience hasn’t changed my thoughts on that, but trusting in the Lord . . . hmmm.  So, back to my Bible research.  As it happens, my results for “trust” were quite a bit different compared to my research on “sensible.”  That word appears 164 times.  Okay, that’s an improvement of about 98.5 percent!

So, I’m going with trust.  I’m listening to the Lord.  Seems I’m not the only one in favor of throwing out sensible in favor of something better.  Here are a few related opinions on a different approach to life.

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“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of
choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing
to be achieved.” —  Jeremy Kitson

“In each of us are places where we have never gone. Only
by pressing the limits do you ever find them.”—  Dr. Joyce Brothers

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by
the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
Discover.” —  Mark Twain

But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.” –Psalm 31:14


Martha’s Worship Wednesday Quote

April 27, 2016

Abundance doesn’t follow giving

until giving becomes its own reward.

– Jan Denise –

 

Copyright 4-23-2013 Martha L Shaw

Copyright 4-23-2013 Martha L Shaw


ANSWER THE CALL

April 25, 2016

The beauty of poetry is that it can touch the hearts of each reader individually with the picture it paints and thus seeds are planted where winds may have blown them away. – Martha L Shaw

reflecting on the cross


DISASTER NOT!

April 16, 2016

Windy storm has passed

Broken branches in her wake

My garden still blooms

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016 

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Psalm 31:19

19 How abundant are the good things
    that you have stored up for those who fear you,
that you bestow in the sight of all,
    on those who take refuge in you.


Gift of NEVER Ending Joy Is YOURS

April 13, 2016

With joy you will draw water
    from the wells of salvation. Isaiah 12:3

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God’s Will = God’s Plan

April 7, 2016

HAVE YOU, LIKE ME, been waiting a long time for a change of season in your life? TOO MANY storms?  AN ENDLESS dry spell?  Take heart and know God, in His will for us and His great love uses all for good and has a GREAT plan for each of us!

IF WE BALK at His will,

how then can we blame Him for the result?  

Deuteronomy 11:14-16

14 then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil. 15 I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.

16 Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them.

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FINDING HOPE

March 25, 2016

Psalm 25:5

Guide me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are God my Savior,
    and my hope is in you all day long.

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