Archive for June, 2014

Words….BIble….Knees……Conversation

Well, it is time for another segment of this blog.  It has been quite a day for me.  Had coffee hour with a friend this morning and talked a lot about God.  Then picked up grandson and went to lunch.  Then later in the afternoon took him home and then shopping, stopped and had dinner, then home and unload car.  Then a little time of relax and then quiet time with Dad.  

The title I choose tonight actually was given to me as I read a book by my favorite author….Philip Yancy.  The book is titled “The Bible Jesus Read.”  If you haven’t had a chance to read any of his books, you need to pick them up at your local library.  In this one he takes us through the books of the Bible that Jesus read and that was the Old Testament.  He says the Job …is seeing in the dark.  Deuteronomy….a taste of bittersweet.  Psalms…spirituality in every key. 

One quote that Philip wrote was from Eugene Peterson.  He said “Worship is the strategy by which we interrupt our preoccupation with ourselves and attend to the presence of God.  Worship is the time and place that we assign for deliberate attentiveness to God — not because he’s confined to time and place but because our self-importance is so insidiously relentless that if we don’t deliberately interrupt ourselves regularly, we have no chance of attending to him at all at other times and in other places.”   

Think about this when you walk through the door of the church you are attending starting this Sunday.  As you walk to your pew, see if you can see evidence of Jesus being in attendance.  I am sure you will find some.  I know, it can take some time before you do see this happening.  It took me a long time to really see what I should have seen before.  Now I see his presence at Sunday School, Praise team warmups, standing next to Pastor as he gives the sermon or when he is praying.  Trust me brothers if you take the time to look you will see him.  Remember…Worship is about Jesus…..not about us.  Once you do that you will start see his presence in your everyday life.  

Thought for the day….Where will I met Jesus today? 

I really do suggest that you get a copy of any of Philip Yancey’s books.  You will change your thinking and you will reach out to God.  After all Prayer is nothing more than conversation with a friend.  His line is never busy and he does accept knee-mail.  

 

God Bless to all my brothers and sisters out there in cyber space.

No One Understands Me.

Hi, Silver Streak is back and on the job again.  I was taking a little time off from writing.  I thought that by doing that I would get better at this.  But God changed some things around and so I am back on the cyber space writing.  This is going to be some what different than anything I have thought about writing. 

There have been times in my life when I felt that “no one understands me.”  It seems to happen at times when I am not listening to God.  And in my lifetime there have been many times when that happened.  Then about 10 years ago, I met a group of great guys.  It was on my Emmaus Walk weekend.  It was a weekend that changed my life in ways I would not have thought was possible for me, a sinner.  I saw men who cared, shared and really showed Jesus by their actions and words.   I made many friends also that weekend.  But the most significant change in my life was at Dying Moments, when I met Jesus myself, with no one else with me.  Since then I have tried to talk with him everyday as much as I can.  I have now actually placed the time on my planner (both writing and computer). so that I won’t forget.  I have found out that he does understand me, really.  I also know that the men and friends I met also understand me, because they have been there.  Now I can share this with the men that I meet and hopefully God will come through my actions and words.

 

Jesus understands and is with me always.

 

Remember, He is only a call away.  That is a word away….hey, Dad…….That is the way I always start my conversation with Him.  Try it, you might be surprised when he answers you and what he tells you.  His line is never busy.  No computer voice asking to leave a message that may or may not be answered, no dropped calls.  He always answers.  He is waiting to tell you that he loves you and cares for you.  Just call and then walk with him.  It is a great feeling to know that when I stumbled he is there to pick me up and when I get tired and can’t walk, that he is caring me.  He will do that for you also.  Try it!  you might like it! 

 

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.  1 Chronicles 16:11

Tomorrow, I will start a series on talking with God.  How, when, where.  I pray that you will find some words to help you in your walk with God, the way I have.  Until then, Silver Streak is signing off.  God Bless