Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Misphah and Shen. He named it Ebenezar, saying , "Thus far the Lord has helped us." 1 Samuel 7:12

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Person Really Could Fit Inside a Whale

You wanna know a little fact about me?
Well here it is:
I've pretty much done whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, with who ever I wanted.
Yeah, I'd say that's true.
Over the majority of my life I did whatever the hell I wanted.

Now that you know that I can share this with you: lately, I have heard the word obedience a bunch.
And I mean: a bunch.

It first came about when my friend Tereana said to me a few months back, "Obedience is better than sacrifice."
That comment was the start of a long line of me hearing the word obedience.
I heard it from
the Bible,
more people,
and some more people quoting the Bible,
it has come from so many different angles that I better pay attention.
Ugh, I can tell you that I don't like that word.
It definitely makes my top 10 worst words- ever!

So now I am wondering, ok I know, what area I need to be obedient in, and I mean obedient for more than 5 seconds.
sometimes I feel like God is a mathematician.
I think He works like this:
My obedience + My Time = God's Blessings on my terms
Again, ugh.
Did you see the repeated word in that problem.
My obedience + My Time = God's Blessings on my terms.
See not only do I do what I want, when I want, but I want things be done my way.
Boy: I needed to get over myself.
youngest child in me? maybe
only girl in the family? maybe
human factor? perhaps
Whatever way you cut it, I have got to sit in the belly of a whale and look at this matter of disobedience.

-insert childlike tantrum-

So as I continue to study the book of Jonah-
BIG *smile*-
how amazing is God to use His Word to speak truth into my life.
I am truly~amazed~ at His timing.

So this week as I study:
I will report what I am learning....
'cause with Jonah,
I have a feeling, obedience, is gonna be a factor.

Hope you all are a little better behaved than I am.
Have a good week!

1 comment:

Glorianne said...

Thanks again Michelle for the inspiration found in your posts. What a rich resource in the family!!! Also, BEAUTIFUL photos.


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