Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I'm SLACKING..... and I can feel it!

You all know how we do those little things each day that keep us in tune to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and keep us close to God? When things get stressed and diffifult we let go of those little things thinking because they are so small it won't matter if you cut them out this time, or hold off on them for a couple days.
Well I'm here to day.... those little things, they do count. They do make a big difference. When this happens, at least for me, I put myself back into basic training.

If you know me, you know what basic training is: The basics of finding a center of your life and then the balance around the center. For me, that Center is Jesus christ, then Family, and then the rest seems to fall into place.

I'm finding out each day how important it is to spend time in stillness and silence. Some people meditate. Some people pray. Some people chant while others will pick up a book of thoughts, or their scriptures or some sort of affirmation. Do whatever works to help you spend some time and commune with whatever higher power source you believe in, find your peace so you can live in it and create it around you.

I now commute to work each day and the drive is about 30-40 minutes. I love it. I love spending time in silence. I take that opportunity to Converse with my Heavenly Father. It's like a "daddy/ daughter" council session and it prepares me for the day. It also keeps me focused on what's really important and reminds me of all the things and people I truly grateful for.

I wonder why these things are only periodically habitual? Some may think well we alway come to God in times of need and in times of thanks. But aren't we always in times of need and in times of thanks?

In April we have Author Toni Sorenson give a talk at the Monthly Genesis Meetings.
She's Amazing. She's written an ABSOLUTELY Powerful book Called "Master." Toni is one person I know who LOVES JESUS! She loves to talk about Jesus, she loves to Praise him and she is simply amazing. I have seen her go through many things in the last 3 years. Many trials and struggles but the one thing that is constant is she is Praising and thanking her God through it all.
The most important message I got from her example is, don't wait for the trials to be over to think God. He is with you through whatever fire is before you. He's sustaining you, educating you, protecting you, making you stronger, preparing you and beside you in the furnace of affliction. Don't wait until after the trial to thank and praise him.


Jettboy said...

I just want you to know how inspirational your blog has been. Not sure if I have ever made a comment here before. I haven't read your blog a lot, but every now and then I run into it again and have enjoyed what was written.

ShaBANG said...

aww! Thanks! It's nice to know the noise in my head makes sense to other people too :)

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