It seems I have been away from the blog world for ages!!! I have not followed a single blog since Nov and have barely updated mine. Life just keeps getting in the way. I had to re-prioritize a lot of things with my job change as well as my husband's job change...and honestly...life on the web ranks where it belongs...dead last. I made several whole hearted attempts to get back to at least updating my blog...but as you notice...I failed...ha! I even thought a new background would keep me engaged. It didn't. But today...it is raining, baseball is cancelled, and my next calendar item is an hour away! =) And boy do I have some things to share with the two of you if you still exist ;)
I am doing the Beth Moore - James Bible study. And it is really hurting my toes. Here are a few things that slapped my face and I would like to share with you so you can feel the pain...ha!
Paraphrasing from my notes...Being touched by God's Word and being CHANGED by God's Word are two entirely different things! You can cry all day over how a message or Scripture touched your heart but if you wipe away the tears and continue living life the same...you might as well have saved the tissues. When you walk out the door and say "wow that was a great lesson" but are not changed by it...you are in TROUBLE! You have become "a forgetful listener" read James 1:23-25.
Y'all, it occurred to me...I haven't been changing...I have become a forgetful listener. So I am crying out Lord help me! I have let the world and circumstance in the way...and I haven't been changed by God's Word lately. I let others misery and bad attitudes invade my space. And it has changed me...negatively. I have still been reading my daily Scripture and keeping up my Bible Study homework, but it has been part of my routine and not a step on your toes, hit your head experience. James got my toes and hit my head...all at the same time...and I am so grateful to God for His perfect timing. If I had done this study 2 months ago...it wouldn't have the impact it is having today. Amen anyone? It always works that way. I have always believed that timing is everything...and God's timing is perfect!
OK...got to go...meeting coming soon...I am so excited...it is the planning meeting for the JBA WMU meeting May 19. Jennifer Kennedy Dean is speaking!!!!!!! SAVE THE DATE! Sign ups coming soon!
Go Bless someone...and if you don't mind pray for me to keep my toes sore and head swollen from the 2x4! Get in His Word ladies...you won't waste a single minute!!!!