In preparation for a speaking engagement in a couple of weeks, I’m going over some old blog posts.
Isn’t it funny (not funny ha ha, but funny strange) how the same things keep coming around again and again? (The topic I’ll be speaking about is “Cycles” Funny?)
Note the date of the original post. Do you keep going around the same circles like me? Like the Israelite’s. The same circle for 40 years? I would not believe it if I had not done it myself so many times.
Posted by Deborah at Thursday, March 04, 2010
When I was little there was a show on called Romper Room. The theme song said “Do be a do bee and don’t be a don’t bee.” Well my “Do bee” and my “Don’t bee” have been colliding as of late. Stated another way, my Do-er and my Be-er have been having a fight. My flesh says go and go, do and do. My spirit says stop striving. Listen for His heartbeat. The only way to hear it is to be. From just about every direction I’m hearing the same thing. Rest. Rest well. Repeat. Be intentional about listening. Reflect. Ponder. Then, I feel like I’m doing that too much and being lazy. I’ve really had to ask God where that line is. How can I be a “Do bee” and not cover His heartbeat with busy, and how can I be a “Don’t bee” without being slothful. It is a fine line, but one that I believe He wants me to explore. This mornings sermon implored us to put our whole faith in God. Trusting in Him alone to keep ourselves in balance. We cannot earn it or learn it. We have to look (at Him) and live. I’m looking at Him, and believing that my life will have the proper balance of “do-ing” and “be-ing”
Sound familiar to anyone?
Well, the next posting was SO helpful.
I be sharing it with you soon!
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27 (ESV)
I know this to be true, and I find that when I immerse myself in His word, and/or in praise/worship, it gets a tad easier to know His voice. I’ll never be perfect here on this earth, but I can gain a great amount of peace by trying t walk with Him as closely as I can. I hope this helps.
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I agree that following God can be a bit confusing. How do you know when you are doing too much or too little? Don’t worry you’re not alone in feeling that way. Great post, busy bee!!!
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