Thursday, June 18, 2009

Have Your Way

Remember how I was going to memorize a new scripture every 2 weeks for the entire year?? I would have 24 new truths to be able to quickly draw from. Well, I got through the first 9 and then stopped. Quit. I am really good at that. My follow through is less than stellar.

Honestly, in this case I am okay with that. When I start to paint something and never finish, that is a completely different story. The reason I am okay with this is because I haven't heard God really telling me any more verses to put to memory for now. I don't want to just complete the task for the sake of saying I finished. I want to hear God and do what He says! (kinda)

And boy has HE been talking!! How much you wanna' bet that He is talking a lot and I just don't bother to hear and listen? He is talking in themes right now. Like I said in my previous post, He is preparing me. Actually when I read back through several posts, there is a lot I could relearn. Remember that most of the time I sit and type while God is telling me what to write - so often I have no idea what I have written. It would probably be helpful to go back and read them again!! (wow, i am quick)

Since God started talking with me after I became ill, the theme has been Know...Trust...Love. If I know HIM better, I will trust Him and I will love Him more. That has been my heart's cry for several years that I would really love Jesus. And I finally do! And because I do I want to be obedient because I can trust Him and I know He loves me. If He is asking something of me it's because He knows what great things will come to my life (on earth and eternally) if I will listen and obey.

It's that simple song many of us learned as children. "Trust and Obey". It really is easier to obey Him, if we trust Him. Lord, I KNOW that you have exciting, scary, wonderful things in store for this family. Each one of us. Keep moving me out of the way when I am hindering your perfect will in our lives. Have your way!!


Susan said...

Learning to trust and obey too.

So simple and yet so difficult at the same time.

Hope you are feeling well today♥

Tammy said...

Trust and Obey is one of my favorite songs.

I just wish that I put into practice when I was younger.

Diana said...

Relationship without legalism is a beautiful thing. The theme He has been trying to teach me FORever, is "Abide" Abide, abide, abide... it's where the fruit grows, the trust is built, hope is found. I read your blog, I see a woman who hqs learned the lesson of abiding, and all the other lessons she learns and shares, and BLESSES us with, come from her abiding love and relationship with the Savior.

Leslie said...

I'm right there with you on the follow through thing... in my case I get bored and lazy. But listening for God is the ultimate follow through! You're doing what you should be doing rather than doing what you want to do. If He is telling you to slow down, then that's what you should be doing. Don't let Satan wrap you in guilt!

Blessings and Hugs,

Laura said...

Girl, I love ya, I love ya!!
I have written the scriptures down but I have not got all of them memorized yet. Just cause I am cross that off my list, what does that prove??
What I want is more of him. He is all I need.

Kimberly said...


I hear ya on the Scripture Memorization, congrats on week nine, I didn't make it that far.
:( But, tonight at Bible Study Kay made reference to the verse that says, "I have loved you with an everlasting love." Maybe I am to memorize that b/c I can't get it out of my head?!?!

Love ya to pieces,

He And Me + 3 said...

May that be my prayer too. for Him to move me out of the way when I get in the way of His perfect will for my life. Just beautiful my friend.

Kee said...

I've been thinking about you a lot lately and have called once but didn't want to bother you.I know you are going through your own things too.

All of your posts lately seem as if they could have been written just for me. I'm kind of stuck in the trust part. That's been difficult lately. I know He has it under control and all will be ok in the end but I want control of the details and I'm having a hard time with that. I think that is why I have been having trouble praying or a spritual crisis as some have called it. I've been throwing these tantrums with God like my 2 yr old does with me. I know it will get me no where because it gets her no where but yet I still throw them.

I'm just holding on to knowing that He understands everything I am feeling and is holding me safely in His arms and giving me people like you who truely understand what this is like.
Thank you for letting Him use you.

Nicole said...

Awesome. Yes, when he asks us to obey it's because He loves us and wants the best of for us here and eternally. So true. God has taught me that too, but I don't always remember it in every situation. Thanks for the reminder. Love ya!

Susan said...

In my mind I have no trouble grasping this but in practice it is a whole different matter. Some things I have no trouble letting go of but there are a few areas that I am so afraid of where it might go that I just avoid it all together. It's like my heart says, Ok Lord...this.........but not that...I can't or maybe Lord I just don't know how

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Trust and that hymn, love that theme....hard but worth it.

I so agree with you about not just memorizing to say I've done it. The verse has to have specific meaning, as such drawing me to it.

Farmgirl Paints said...

"Trust and obey for there's no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey."

Love that hymn. One of my favorites. Great post:)

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

As always, so well said, and insightful. I love that song too.

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

cute, cute blog. thanks for leaving a comment on my site today.

My Army Brats and Me said...

Thanks for helping figure out what was wrong:) Hope you are doing good.


Leslie said...

Hi Sheryl,

Come by my blog when you can. I have something there for you!