Okay, Leah, I’ve been thinking you have me stumped with this one. Perhaps that is what our little fellow feels: stumped! Friends, I have been visiting at The LOFT this morning as I often do on Wednesdays. Leah’s Loft prompt this week, our writing opportunity, is this picture.
Leah’s posting regarding it is a good one. Click here to read and then scroll down the page to link up with some other offerings at The LOFT.
Now. What do I have to say about this?
Yep. I am.
I could sit out over at the LOFT and just read some capable writers and perhaps I’d get some ideas but I’m not so sure that’s the fair thing to do. Hmmm.
It seems to me our fellow is sitting something out. Perhaps he doesn’t want to put on that blue and white plaid shirt laying there. 🙂
Perhaps he does not like the plaid and thinks it would not bring out his best side. (I’m grasping here you know?) Ever done that? I don’t have a thing to wear so I’m not going! I’ll just sit this one out. I admit sitting some things out is wisdom.
When we are tempted to sit something out, do we ask ourselves why? Is it because it’s out of our comfort zone? And if it is, is it possible we need to shake off the drag bag over our head and get out there?
I think the first question I should ask when I am thinking it is time for a sit out is does it line up with Scripture? Has DADDY GOD already said NO. If He has, problem solved, and I can sit; in fact I better sit! But what if Scripture gives the green light? Is that enough to get me up and on my feet? Not necessarily. I need one more prompt to get me up — do I have a HOLY SPIRIT nudge within? Yes? Then, Girl, you better get up and put that plaid shirt on and get out that door! 🙂
So, what am I trying to sit out on?
That was fun! Thanks, Leah. 🙂
Graphic by Kerry Messer
Until Next Time ~ ~ ~ Kathie
As I begin I am thinking this post will consist of a few random thoughts and hopefully come together by the end with some continuity.
Starting with an excerpt from my journal. Don’t think those words didn’t hit me square when they came from the end of my pen.
So now I have to ask myself am I driven or do I follow well He Who is here to lead me? Do I race around like a woman with her hair on fire? Not all the time. 🙂
JESUS does not drive His flock, He leads them. So if I am driven — who’s doing the driving? And how quick can we put a stop to this?!
Another excerpt: A timely Sabbath from affluence and technology making room for a tranquil sanctuary for our souls. What brought that on you might ask. Kay Swatkowski. Page 120 of her book a Grand Mother’s Prayers. She wrote in part: “I am tired of the rush. I am tired of the noise. I am tired of the endless commotion and the unending demands heaped on us by affluence and technology. . . .
What I can do is create a tranquil sanctuary in my own home.”
And so I prayed for a timely Sabbath, a tranquil sanctuary for my GRANDS and their parents. And then it happened again — that pen of mine! Could it be I should practice what I pray?
And another: Busyness. Pervasive and widely accepted she said. (Kay Swatkowski)
And I wondered: Have we been deceived into being proud of our busyness? I wonder if we wear it as a badge of honor evidencing how important and vital we are? My journal did some meddling today. But I’m glad.
And so all this began when I wrote, I am here, ABBA, 10:11, late huh? But, ABBA, instead of me deciding how long I have to ‘spare’ to be here – You keep me here or send me forth as You desire. I want to be here. I want to hear what You have to say to me today.
I think I will try it again tomorrow. Might spare y’all the details though. 🙂
And a verse that sums it up for me.
15 This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:
“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strength,
. . . .
Repenting of my sin and resting in His finished work gave me salvation; brought me into Relationship with JESUS.
Disciplined quietness, and trust keeps me in Fellowship with Him.
Until Next Time ~ ~ ~Kathie