Silver Streak’s Thoughts

Hello fellow travelers,  ‘Ole Silver Streak here, coming at you via the communication highway, Whew!.  That was a mouthful of words, just to say Hi.  I hope that your travel along this road has been smooth.  Trouble free, restful and beautiful.  I know that mine has been at times and at other times it has been ugly, rough, bumpy, rainy, which means it was slick, even for my donkeys.  I had to rest them several times along the way.  That is why it has taken me so long to write on here.  I had to take care of them. 

I pray that you all have been reading that words that God gives me.  I pray that they have helped you make some sense of your life.  I know that every time I read His word and then sit and quietly wait for Him to speak to me, it changes something in my life, like writing this blog.

Tonight’s blog will be the start of several on this one subject.  It is one that He has spoken of several times over the last few weeks to me.  It also comes from speaking on a teen walk (Chrysalis) and the talk that I will give on the upcoming Men’s Walk #126.  I would ask that you pray for the men who will be gong on their 1st walk.  That they see Christ though us team members who are serving them.  So with that said, I will begin.  I am gong to talk about  a subject that is dear to me and one that needs to be said.  This book was written in 1975 by George Sweeting.  It is called How to Discover the Will of God. Psalm 27:11 says “Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path”   One of the most thrilling realities in all of life is the realization that God has a plan for your life.  That’s right!  God has a plan, a design for every one of us.  Do you know how long it took to build the Sears Tower.  Well, I do know that they were drawing up plans for it for years before the first shovel full of dirt was taken from the ground.  That is the same way with you, my friend.  The puzzle of life will never be put together with the  direction that only God can give.  The pieces do not just fall in place.  There must be order and design.  One must follow God’s blueprint.   

Many people today seem to be wandering about in a fog.  They are groping from one day to the next trying to find the magic formula–the key that will open the door to fulfillment and purpose.   They never seem to know which way to turn, yet they appear willing to follow anyone and try anything.  Sound familiar?  Well, Edwin Robinson said it this way, ” The world is a kind of spiritual kindergarten where bewildered infants are trying to spell God with the wrong blocks.”

For multitudes today, life itself appears just as senseless,  Why, they ask does it matter which page comes last, first, or in the middle?  In a very real sense, man has lost his way.  According to one psychologist’s analysis of events, the present generation is “out of touch with its being and thus out of touch with God.”  Emptiness, confusion, aimlessness, and loneliness abound.

But life does not have to be like that!  Jesus said “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 19:10) God’s plan for each one of us is that we have a full, exciting, purposeful, and abundant life!  It makes a great deal of sense that the God who is the master Designer, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe should also be interested in the plan of our lives.  He who hung the worlds in space must be concerned about us, His creation.  Take a look at what the apostle Peter said in 2 Peter 3:9 and what Paul said in Hebrews 1:1  God is interested in us.  Unfortunately, many people still want to own their own show, make all their own moves.  They refuse to let God have control.  What happens is, turmoil, uncertainty, futility and often chaos. 

Tomorrow, I will give you four reasons why God’s way is not only the best way, but ultimately the only way to find lasting purpose for living.   

So, pardner, join me here tomorrow, same time, same place for more on discovering the will of God

Father, we come to the foot of your throne, as little children, children who need direction for our lives.  We praise you for what you have already done for us. And we praise you for what you will do for us in the future.  We know that we have sinned and we confess that to You.  We ask for Your forgiveness.  We long to walk with you daily.  We want to do your will, Father.  We know that we need to know you more to learn your will.  We ask that you show us Your way, the way that You want for us.  We don’t want to be spelling your name with the wrong blocks Father, teach us and show us the right blocks.  Now be with each person who reads this blog Father, allow their hearts to be open to Your words, that they will be touched by them and like us want to walk with you and learn your will for them.  Father be with all who are sick and in the hospitals and with the wounded throughout the world.  We rejoice  that those who have gone before us are with you now.  Father be with all the service men and women, keep them safe, Father.  Be with all the police, border patrol and fireman as they do their job.  Now, Father may we lay down after talking with you and sleep until you wake us in the morning and if it is your will that we come to you, comfort those we leave behind.  We ask all of these things, Father in your precious son’s name, who if we were the only persons here on earth, He would have still shed His blood for us.  Amen!, Amen!


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