This Ripple

Well, it has been way too long once again between posts.  I have so many things I would like to say and just not articulate enough to say it all.  I have been reading lately and for all those that know me you can pick your jaw up off the floor now.  I actually enjoy reading, just very slow at doing it and therefore I don’t, not usually anyway.  If you are looking for something to spin your head in every different direction the please take the time and read The Shack by William P. Young.  It is a great book and it really makes one think about their way of life and what they truly believe.  I could go on and on but I would rather you go and read the book.

 One thing I will share with you is a piece of the impact this book has had on me.  As you may know, and if you don’t read some of my other posts, I was pretty sick earlier this year and I am still recovering today.  I did my best not to question why this was happening to me and not place blame on God.  It is not in me to blame my Creator for something “bad” that happens to me.  Deep down I know that God does not allow “bad” things to happen to us and many will argue that he doesn’t stop them either.  This may be true but many years ago man chose his independence and because of that our world is what it is today.  Again, I am not as articulate as I would like and no matter how hard I try I will not be able to express the thoughts that I have on this subject and that frustrates me to no end, but in The Shack it is said so perfectly.  Again, if you have not read this book please consider doing so.

 We are so caught up in the world and so many are part of it and when something goes wrong we turn and blame God.  We leave him tucked in our back pocket when all is going great and the second something happens we don’t care for we pull Him out and begin the blame game.  The last thing God wants is to see his children hurt, but just as our children must learn so must we. There are consequences for what we do and the effect our actions have on others are beyond anything we can even imagine.

 I am not sure of the purpose of this ripple in my life at the moment but I know that there is a plan in the grand scheme of things.  All I can do is continue to do my best to live for God and let Him use me in the ways He sees best.  I wish I could state this all better than I have but hopefully you have been able to grasp what I am trying to say.  All in all, God is good and I have been saved by the blood of the one true lamb.

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One thought on “This Ripple

  1. Good thoughts and I think you expressed it quite well. When I went through a very rough time in my life, God gave me Jeremiah 28:11, “For I know the thoughts I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

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